Saturday, January 28, 2023

Karim Benzema

Benzema out of Qatar World Cup

French striker Karim Benzema has been ruled out of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a muscle injury, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Sunday.“Due to an injury in the quadriceps of the left thigh, the Real...

La Liga: Real cruise past Elche; Valladolid beat Celta

Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to six points over FC Barcelona with a comfortable 3-0 win away to bottom side Elche.Fede Valverde continued his excellent recent form with the opening goal in the...

Benzema and Putellas win Ballon d’Or award

French striker Karim Benzema claimed the 2022 Ballon d’Or here after a dazzling season with Real Madrid which saw the Spanish giants win both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.Spain’s Alexia Putellas won the women’s trophy for the...

Benzema leads Ballon d’Or nomination; Messi left out

Karim Benzema was among the 30-man list of nominees for the 2022 Ballon d’Or award, which was announced by France Football on Friday, while seven-time winner Lionel Messi was omitted from the list for the first time since 2006.Messi’s...

Benzema, Courtois shortlisted for UEFA award

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne are in the running for UEFA’s 2021-22 men’s player of the year award after topping a 15-player shortlist, European soccer’s governing body said on Friday.The winner...

Croatia end France’s Nations League hopes

France’s hopes of retaining the Nations League title are over after a home defeat by Croatia which means they cannot reach next year’s finals. Luka Modric’s fifth-minute penalty after Ibrahima Konate fouled Ante Budimir was the game’s only goal.In...

NATIONS LEAGUE: Denmark upset France; Netherlands beat Belgium

Denmark stunned titleholder France 2-1 in their opening Nations League match at the Stade de France, ending the world champion’s seven-match winning streak.After Karim Benzema put the hosts in front, substitute Andreas Cornelius scored twice to earn Denmark its...

Benzema equals Raul as Real’s second-highest goal scorer

Karim Benzema continues to add his name to Real Madrid’s record books, scoring his 323rd goal on Thursday to draw level with Raul Gonzalez as the club’s second-highest scorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo.Benzema netted in the first half of the...