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Karim Benzema International Career

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    Karim Benzema international career


    Karim Benzema is a former French junior national players, winning the hood at all levels except U16.
    Benzema is a member of a group known in France as the Generation of 1987, which resulted in a generation of Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez, and Samir Nasri, and also Benzema.

    Among the four, Karim Benzema was the last live debut under coach Philippe Bergeroo and officially join the team ahead of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2004, which was held in the country.

    In the competition, Benzema appeared in two games, against Northern Ireland and scored the opening goal.
    Benzema was also featured in the group phase against Spain and France won the tournament by beating the same team. Karim Benzema is a regular starter on the U18 team.

    He made ​​his debut in a local tournament in the Czech Republic. Benzema scored his first goal at this level when the last match against Poland in the group phase.
    In the final against the hosts, he scored the opening goal in the 2-0 win and France won the competition tersebut.30 September 2004, Benzema is one of the French goal scorer in the win at home to Norway.

    In the next match against Russia, he again scored two goals and France won 3-1. Because France is the European champion U17 level in 2004, U18 teams are allowed to participate in the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup in 2005.

    Karim Benzema called into the team and play in the entire game, scoring five goals and France to back champions. He opened the tournament with two goals when they beat Cameroon 7-0.
    After failing to score a goal in the match against Sierra Leone, direct Benzema scored in the next game against Nigeria and into the net dwigol Mesir.

    19 May 2005, in the final against Slovakia, bought four goals Benzema, France won 4-1. Benzema left dengaan U18 team record 18 matches and 14 goals and Bergeroo praised as "a player GCC efficient". Quartet Benzema, Ben Arfa, Menez and Nasri returned to the national team U19.

    They are joined by Issiar Dia, Blaise Matuidi, and Serge Gakpé with the mission title UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2006. The troops were embarked on a mission with two friendly matches against Norway.
    Benzema scored one goal in the first game, winning by a score of 4-0.

    In qualifying, he scored a goal in the last match of the group phase over Austria. France won 2-0, and into the elite round. In the knockout phase, France joined together with Scotland, Bulgaria and Belarus. In the opening match, Benzema scored dwigol, one penalty and France won 4-0.

    Once stuck to a draw by Belarus, France faced with Scotland in the last match of the group phase. Benzema scored the opening goal in the eleventh minute but Steven Fletcher equalized goal. The match ended 1-1, and despite an end to the round undefeated, France were eliminated because of the difference in points lost.

    Karim Benzema underwent his U21 debut for Les Espoirs under coach René Girard in the match UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2006 against Belgium. Benzema started the game and was replaced at half time by Yoann Gourcuff. He appeared in the qualifying round of the championship in 2007 and appeared as a starter and substitute in the first leg and the second, and the team was shocked by the defeat of Israel in the play-off qualification.


    Benzema was first called up to the senior team by Raymond Domenech on November 9, 2006 for a friendly match against Greece which will be held on November 15.
    Benzema call it is a "gift", and said "I'm very excited, of course, me and my family. The team is an honorary senior." Two days before the game, Benzema forced out of the team due to a severe injury that he experienced while playing for Lyon.

    Having failed to break the squad to face Argentina in February 2007, he returned to the team in March for the match and failure to appear in qualifying, he underwent his first debut team uniforms Roosters on March 28, 2007 against Austria.
    Benzema appeared as a substitute for Djibril Cisse and scored the only goal in the game through a free kick from Nasri.

    October 13, Benzema scored two goals in a 6-0 win over the Faroe Islands. After playing regularly throughout the 2007-2008 season, he was listed in the squad was 23 people for Euro 2008.
    Karim Benzema made ​​his debut at an international tournament on June 9, 2008 in the opening match against Romania. He became a starter, but was later replaced by Nasri in the second half because of poor performance.

    The match ended goalless and Benzema criticized by French media because of its performance and the newspaper Le Point calls Benzema "unrecognizable" and "he symbolizes sterility of France on the front lines".
    The paper also refers to the lack of international experience Benzema. In the second match against the Netherlands, Benzema did not take part in the embarrassing 4-1 defeat.

    He returned to the first team for the last match of the group phase against Italy and given a bang as the main interpreter. However, France lost 2-0 and were eliminated from the tournament.
    Benzema continues to be a regular player on the team and before the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, he got jerseys number ten, having previously wore the number nine. In the first game after being knocked out of the Euro, Benzema scored a goal against Sweden in a 3-2 win in Gothenburg.

    Two months later, he scored a goal in a 3-1 win over Tunisia at the Stade de France.5 June 2009, Benzema scorer mere puppet in the form of a penalty kick, and France's 1-0 win over Turkey at the Stade de Gerland.
    He scored his first goal in a World Cup qualifier win over the Faroe Islands and Austria in October 2009. The appearance against Sweden is the last appearance under Domenech because he was not brought to the World Cup.

    Domenech stated the reason he did not bring Benzema is still struggling to find his best form at his new club Real Madrid, in addition to the reasons alleged sex scandal. Before the list of players announced, Benzema told Radio Monte Carlo, if he had not been he would be "very, very disappointed" but "will continue to support the French, whatever happens."

    After the World Cup, Karim Benzema return to the national team under new coach Laurent Blanc. Blanc, an admirer of Benzema, building bases around the attacker's attack, and after a year never defend France, Benzema returned to the team in a 2-1 defeat of Norway in Oslo.
    Together Gourcuff, Benzema led the team in scoring affair for the Euro 2012 qualifier, scored three goals, the goal of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Luxembourg and Albania.

    17 November 2010, Benzema scored the opening goal against England in a 2-1 victory at Wembley Stadium. In the next game, Benzema scored a mere puppet of success over Brazil in February 2011.
    After appearing regularly in qualifying, he was officially brought to Euro 2012 on May 29, 2012.

    June 5, in the final warm-up match ahead of the Euro, Benzema nets Estonia banged twice and France won 4-0. In Euro, Benzema became a starter in the opening match against England, which ended in a draw 1-1. In the play-off against Ukraine, he gave up two goals bait France, and they qualified for the quarter-finals.


    Lyon Ligue 1 (4): 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
    French Cup (1): 2007-2008
    French Super Cup (2): 2006, 2007
    Peace Cup (1): 2007

    Real Madrid

    La Liga (1): 2011-2012
    Spanish King's Cup (1): 2010-2011
    Spanish Super Cup (1): 2012

    UEFA European Under-17 Championship (1): 2004
    Meridian Cup (1): 2005


    Bravo Award: 2008
    Ligue 1 top scorer: 2007-2008
    Best player version UNFP Ligue 1: 2007-2008
    The best team UNFP Ligue 1 version: 2007-2008
    French Player of the Year: 2011 & 2012

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