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Karim Benzema signs new Real Madrid contract

France striker Karim Benzema has extended his stay with Real Madrid until June 30, 2019 through a new contract with the European champions. The contract was signed on Wednesday. A statement on the club’s website read, “Real Madrid CF announce the extension of the contract linking Karim Benzema to the club until June 30, 2019, the next five seasons.” Benzema’s ... Read More »

Iran volleyball team arrives in U.S. for 4 friendlies

Iran volleyball team traveled to Los Angeles, California, on early Wednesday to play four friendlies against the U.S. outfit. The Iranian team lost to the U.S. 3-0 in the 2014 FIVB World League, which was held in Florence, Italy in July. Two teams will play four friendly matches in California. On Aug. 9, the two teams will play at the ... Read More »

Iranian striker Ghoochannejad joins Kuwait SC

Iranian international striker Reza Ghoochannejad has reached an agreement to sign the Kuwaiti professional football club Kuwait Sporting Club on a one-year deal, and awaits a series of physical tests in order to officially complete his move. The 26-year-old Dutch–Iranian footballer, who plays for English football club Charlton Athletic and Iran men’s national soccer team as a forward, joined the ... Read More »

Spains Xavi bids international football goodbye

Midfield star Xavi Hernandez, who is credited with contributing to La Roja’s makeover, has announced his departure from international football. The 34-year-old made the announcement on Tuesday, saying, “I have taken the decision to leave the national team. I am grateful to the federation and the national team coaches for their confidence in me. It has been a fantastic period. ... Read More »