Thandi Ojeer, an events organiser who had a two-year relationship with the midfielder, had accused him of punching her in the face during a dispute at the home they once shared in the Paris suburbs.

Claude Makelele

A state prosecutor had asked for the former France international to be given a five-month suspended prison sentence while Ojeer had claimed 90,000 euros in damages. A judge yesterday dismissed Ojeer’s case and ordered her to pay 2,000 euros for bringing an unjustified compensation claim to court.