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Zinedine Zidane said Karim Benzema “shuts people up a bit” when he scores goals like his stunning volley against Valencia on Thursday.

Zinedine Zidane: ‘Extraordinary’ Karim Benzema goal should silence critics

Zinedine Zidane said Karim Benzema “shuts people up a bit” when he scores goals like his stunning volley against Valencia on Thursday.
Karim Benzema spared Real Madrid's blushes with a match-winning brace in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane wants Karim Benzema to play for France

Zinedine Zidane has said Karim Benzema deserves to be recalled for France after the striker’s absence from the national team continued.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema associates charged over extortion bid

Two associates of scandal-dogged Real Madrid star Karim Benzema were charged by French police on Thursday over suspected extortion, sources close to the case told AFP.

Real Madrid’s Benzema blackmail case heads for possible final hearing

The Paris Appeal Court will re-examine the case against Real Madrid star Karim Benzema for his alleged role in the blackmail of fellow international Mathieu Valbuena on October 4, sources told AFP on Friday.

World Cup: You know where I am – Karim Benzema tells Didier Deschamps

Karim Benzema will not make any attempt to persuade Didier Deschamps to take him to the World Cup, the Real Madrid star telling the France coach: “If you need me, you know where I am”.

Didier Deschamps in charge means no World Cup for me – Karim Benzema

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admitted Sunday that he had no hope of playing at the World Cup next year as long as Didier Deschamps remains as France coach.

Samir Nasri blasts France coach Didier Deschamps over Karim Benzema ‘stupidity’

Former France international Samir Nasri has told Canal+ he believes it is "an act of stupidity" to have sent Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema into international exile.

Cisse 100% confident of Valbuena sex tape exoneration

France international Djibril Cisse insisted he’s done nothing wrong over the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape scandal in an interview published on Saturday.

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