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Benzema

/ 98 days ago

Europe return or Saudi stay? Benzema opens up on future

As far as Karim Benzema is concerned, the Saudi Pro League and Al-Ittihad are where he will continue to play his football despite rumors to the contrary. The Frenchman’s massive summer free transfer from Real Madrid sent Saudi fans into ecstasy. Things quickly went south for the striker in the Kingdom, despite a respectable beginning. […]

Benzema

/ 116 days ago

Major setback for Premier League as Benzema nears Saudi exit

In a major setback for Premier League clubs, Karim Benzema is nearing a transfer away from Saudi Arabia. Somewhat unexpectedly, Benzema departed Real Madrid for the Saudi Pro League last summer. Nonetheless, his experience in the Middle East has been nothing short of unpleasant. Even with 12 goals for Al-Ittihad, the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner […]

Benzema

/ 121 days ago

No exit? Benzema's lawyer reveals reason for Al-Ittihad absence

Rumor has it that Karim Benzema is weighing his options after a frustrating six months at Al-Ittihad. Last summer, the Frenchman was widely anticipated to ink a new contract with Real Madrid. So, his decision to go on a free transfer to pursue his career in Saudi Arabia was shocking. What lured him away was […]

Chelsea

/ 125 days ago

Chelsea eyes shock swoop: Benzema and Firmino on radar

Chelsea is plotting a surprise transfer for a new striker in January, with Karim Benzema and Roberto Firmino among the potential arrivals. The Stamford Bridge side has had a noted lack of goals under Mauricio Pochettino. The club signed Nicolas Jackson in the summer to be the focal point of the attack. However, the Senegalese […]

FC Porto

/ 198 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

/ 214 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

/ 256 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

/ 276 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

/ 287 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

/ 337 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

/ 348 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

/ 350 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 […]

Chelsea

/ 402 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. […]

Barcelona

/ 409 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

/ 435 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 […]