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newsfootball10 days ago

Karim Benzema deserves to win Ballon d’Or, proclaims Zinedine Zidane

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted that he believes Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d’Or because of what the Frenchman has done on the field and his current form. The 32-year-old is on the shortlist for the prestigious award alongside Lionel Messi, Jorginho and co.
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newsfootballa month ago

With Karim Benzema it was very healthy competition, admits Gonzalo Higuain

Former Real Madrid player Gonzalo Higuain has admitted that he found it tough when the club brought in a number of players during the summer of 2009. The Argentine played for the Los Blancos when he arrived from River Plate for €12million in December 2006 and spent seven years with the Los Blancos.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Real Madrid confirm that Karim Benzema has tested positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid has revealed that star striker Karim Benzema has tested positive for Covid-19. The France international, who was on Euro 2020 duty with his country earlier in the summer, is being prevented from joining up with the Blancos squad and is being kept on the sidelines as a precaution.
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newsfootball4 months ago

France have fairly incredible strike force but I have card to play as well, claims Olivier Giroud

In light of his dwindling minutes for France, Olivier Giroud has asserted that he still has a part to play for Les Blues despite their world class forward line because his skill-set is different. The Frenchman has struggled to play regularly over the last season with him used sparingly for Chelsea.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Didn't think about fact that I could have had to forfeit the Euros, asserts Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema has declared himself 100 per cent fit for France's Euro 2020 campaign after shaking off an injury scare. The Real Madrid striker, who received his first call in six years, has confirmed that he is back in full training with Les Bleus after recovering from a slight knock to his knee.
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newsfootball5 months ago

France must remain humble even if we're world champions, admits Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has warned the French side to be wary and not to get carried away by the quality of their squad because the expectations could break them. The addition of Karim Benzema alongside a world-class front-line has seen Pogba urge his teammates to remain grounded and not get complacent.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Being called up was special day but also little shock for me, admits Karim Benzema

In light of his first call-up for France in six years, Karim Benzema has confessed that it came as a shock to him with Didier Deschamps saying nothing to him in a conversation prior to that. The Real Madrid striker had been frozen out of the team and missed out on the 2016 Euros and 2018 World Cup.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Never said that Karim Benzema was not selectable, asserts Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps has admitted that Karim Benzema was never out of the selection race as far as the French National team has been concerned. The 33-year-old has been fine form for Real Madrid registering 29 goals and eight assists in 45 appearances for Real Madrid across all competitions.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Karim Benzema named in France’s Euro 2020 squad for first international call up since 2015

Didier Deschamps has named France’s final shortlisted squad for the postponed Euro 2020, which will kick off from June 11th, with Karim Benzema joining Kylian Mbappe and co in the 26 man squad. The Les Bleus have been placed in Group F for the tournament alongside Germany, Hungary and Portugal.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Reports | Real Madrid looking to sign Robert Lewandowski to solve striker issues

According to Sky Germany, Real Madrid are considering a potential move for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as they look to reinforce the team ahead of next season. The Los Blancos do have Karim Benzema as their main forward but have struggled in the Frenchman’s absence this season.
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