France international Wissam Ben Yedder charged with rape after two women ‘sexually assaulted after night out’

A FRANCE international has been charged with rape after two women were allegedly sexually assaulted on a night out.

AS Monaco forward Wissam Ben Yedder and his brother are both facing a probe by prosecutors in the French city of Nice.

GettyWissam Ben Yedder has made 19 caps for France – with his last being in 2022[/caption]

Both men are charged with “rape, attempted rape and sexual assault” over alleged acts committed on the Cote d’Azur last month, officials said on Friday.

Ben Yedder has been placed under judicial supervision and had to pay bail of 900,000 euros (£776,000).

In July, public prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme confirmed “the existence of two allegations of rape, from two victims, targeting two people”.

According to radio station France Info, two women, aged 19 and 20, accused Ben Yedder and his younger brother, of having “forced them into sexual acts” after a night out.

Ben Yedder’s brother has also been indicted on the same charges.

The 32-year-old Wissam Ben Yedder has won 19 caps for France but last played international football in June 2022.

He was named for on the standby list for France’s world cup winning squad in 2018.

Ben Yedder, who previously played for Toulouse and Sevilla, has scored 98 goals for Monaco since joining the principality club in 2019.

He was sold to the club from Sevilla for nearly £35million.

And he was the joint Ligue 1 top scorer on his first season back alongside PSG’s Kylian Mbappe as he found the net 18 times.

The player was present at training with Monaco on Friday ahead of their Ligue 1 season opener against Clermont on Sunday.

AFPAS Monaco star Ben Yedder has been charged with rape[/caption]

ReutersHe was the Ligue 1 joint top scorer in 2019[/caption]