Tag "Karim Benzema"

    Bale, Ronaldo, Kanté among nominees for 2018 Ballon d’Or

Bale, Ronaldo, Kanté among nominees for 2018 Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo are among the first 15 nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award.Bale and Ronaldo are joined by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.There are 30 names set to be announced throughout Monday.For the last decade, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the sport, taking [...]

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    Real Madrid pip Barcelona to La Liga title

Real Madrid pip Barcelona to La Liga title

Real Madrid defeated Malaga 2-0 to emerge champions of the Spanish La Liga.Zinedine Zidane, a Galactico in charge of the Galacticos, took the title back to the Spanish capital after five years.Although Barcelona defeated Eibar 4-2 at Nou Camp, Real held their composure to register one last win for a hard-fought title.As early as the second minute, Cristiano Ronaldo made [...]

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    Benzema arrested over sex tape blackmail

Benzema arrested over sex tape blackmail

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has been arrested by French authorities based on allegations of a plot to blackmail international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.Benzema arrived at a police station near Paris early on Wednesday.An investigation was opened in July into a suspected attempt to extort Valbuena, with police trying to determine the extent to which Benzema [...]

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    Oshoala: Falcons’ attackers can be as good as Madrid’s BBC

Oshoala: Falcons’ attackers can be as good as Madrid’s BBC

Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala, expects the team’s attacking trio of herself, Desire Oparanozie and Ngozi Okobi to combine well like the Real Madrid’s BBC – Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo – and fire Nigeria to victory against USA.Falcons need a win against the Americans in their last group game in Vancouver to book a ticket to the [...]

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    Real edge Liverpool to reach knockout stages

Real edge Liverpool to reach knockout stages

Defending champions Real Madrid secured their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) with two games to spare when a Karim Benzema strike secured a 1-0 win in their Group B match at home to Liverpool.Benzema clipped a Marcelo cross high into the net from close range in the 27th minute to maintain a perfect record [...]

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    Franck ‘Bilal Yusuf Mohammed’ Ribery ends international career

Franck ‘Bilal Yusuf Mohammed’ Ribery ends international career

France winger Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from international football.Ribery, who adopted the name 'Bilal Yusuf Mohammed' after his conversion to Islam in 2006, revealed his decision in an interview with German magazine Kicker on Wednesday, bringing to end his eight-year international career.The 31-year-old missed out on this summer's World Cup in Brazil with a back injury and in [...]

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    THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

Nigeria battle France at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, on Monday evening, and the Super Eagles will be out to spoil the party for the 1998 winners in a bid to reach the World Cup quarter-final for the first time.The African champions finished as runners up to Argentina in Group F, having picked up 4 points from three games. After [...]

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    Benzema, Deschamps expect tough clash against Eagles

Benzema, Deschamps expect tough clash against Eagles

Karim Benzema and his coach, Didier Deschamps, believe France are in for another thorough examination of their qualities when they face Nigeria in the last 16 after their rugged encounter with Ecuador.Les Bleus were free-scoring in their opening two games of the World Cup, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Ecuador – a result that also guaranteed [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 17: Benzema and Ribery eye top spot for Les Blues

COUNTDOWN 17: Benzema and Ribery eye top spot for Les Blues

Two stars who would be looking to lead France back to the top of the pile are Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery.Both players have put their sex scandals behind them to enjoy a hugely successful season with their respective club sides. While Ribery has been integral to Bayern’s continued success with four titles this season, Benzema [...]

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