ALL POSTS TAGGED "Karim Benzema"

FC Porto

/ 28 days ago

Benzema's successor found: Madrid gear up for January move

While at Real Madrid, Karim Benzema went from being a backup player to a superstar, but his time with the club officially ended this summer due to his move to Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia. In the summer of 2009, Real Madrid began a recruiting campaign that would forever alter the course of the club and […]

Ballon d'Or

/ 44 days ago

French senator wants Benzema stripped of Ballon d'Or

France Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin has claimed that Karim Benzema has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The group has been labeled by several nations as a terrorist organization. This includes Saudi Arabia, the country where Benzema currently plays club soccer for Al-Ittihad. The French official made the claims during an interview on CNews Network. […]

Club World Cup

/ 86 days ago

Club World Cup draw brings Benzema to potential Man City clash

The 2023 FIFA Club World Cup draw took place on Tuesday. The continental cup champions from each of the six confederations will travel to Saudi Arabia to compete. There, they will join the defending champions of the Saudi Pro League, Al-Ittihad, as the host always has a representative in the tournament. Al-Ittihad now has Karim […]

Leagues: LaLiga

/ 106 days ago

LaLiga brings on Visit Saudi as league's global sponsor

LaLiga announced a partnership with Visit Saudi, the Saudi Arabian tourism board. Visit Saudi is a familiar sponsor among soccer fans. The tourism board sponsors Lionel Messi, but it made headlines for its relationship with the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. However, LaLiga announcing a partnership with Visit Saudi is both hypocritical and ironic. LaLiga, […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 117 days ago

Saudi Pro League executive: Ronaldo and Benzema just the start

Fans worldwide have been taken aback by the large number of European players who have moved to Saudi Arabia during the current summer transfer window. The trend started with Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League (SPL) following the 2022 World Cup. During the current transfer window, several other notable players like […]

Borussia Dortmund

/ 167 days ago

Karim Adeyemi emerges as striking option for Real Madrid

Real Madrid are reportedly tracking Borussia Dortmund forward Karim Adeyemi. Sportbild claims that the Spanish side are in fact interested in the striker and could even make a move this summer. Adeyemi only just joined Dortmund from RB Salzburg in 2022 in a deal worth around $30 million. Nevertheless, the German giants are supposedly asking […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 178 days ago

MLS can't compete financially against Saudi Arabia's riches

Saudi Arabia's rise in the soccer world looks to be bad news for Major League Soccer. The North American league has typically been a quality destination for players in the autumn of their careers. For better or for worse, MLS developed that reputation as a place players go in the twilight of their playing days. […]

Karim Benzema

/ 180 days ago

Karim Benzema bids farewell to Real Madrid after 14 years

Real Madrid have confirmed that striker Karim Benzema will leave the club at the end of the season. The Frenchman reportedly reached an agreement with Saudi Pro League club Al Ittihad and will sign a two-year deal. Illustrious Madrid career comes to an end The 35-year-old joined the Los Blancos from Lyon in 2009 and […]


/ 233 days ago

Real Madrid tops Chelsea in first leg of UCL quarterfinal tie

Real Madrid swept aside Chelsea Wednesday in a Champions League quarterfinal first leg matchup. The home Bernabeu crowd were treated with a fantastic performance by the reigning European champions. Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo regularly torched Chelsea's defense throughout the evening. The matchup was particularly interesting because of the ties between the two managers. […]


/ 240 days ago

Benzema blasts Barcelona; Real through to Copa del Rey Final

Real Madrid booked its ticket to the Copa del Rey Final with a simply dominant performance over Barcelona. The emphatic 4-0 win on the night at Camp Nou means Los Blancos advance, 4-1 on aggregate. Entering the game, Barcelona has had Real Madrid locked up. In the last three contests between the two, Barcelona picked […]
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Didier Deschamps

/ 265 days ago

Benzema calls Deschamps liar about World Cup departure

Karim Benzema has responded to a recent interview by Didier Deschamps about the player's departure from the World Cup. The Real Madrid striker insinuated that the France manager was not telling the truth regarding the issue. Benzema suffered a thigh injury in training three days before their start to the tournament in Qatar. Manager claims […]