French ‘football star’ Karim Benzema has set a new record for goals in four FIFA Club World Cups.

Benzema’s side Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) defeated Auckland City (New Zealand) 3-0 in the first leg of their FIFA Club World Cup 2023 match at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on 13 July.랭크카지노

Benzema, who started the match as a frontline striker, added a third goal in the 40th minute to give his side a 2-0 lead.

With the goal, Benzema became the first player to score in all four Club World Cups.

Benzema has played in the Club World Cup with his former club Real Madrid (Spain), scoring in 2014, 2016 and 2022.

Benzema, who won the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player last year ahead of Lionel Messi (Miami) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Alnasr), left Real Madrid in June and is burning his last candle at the Etihad.

Al Ittihad, who entered the Club World Cup as hosts, will face 2022-2023 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League champions Al Ahly (Egypt) in the second round on 16 December.

Urawa Reds (Japan), winners of the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), are also in the second round and will play their first match on 16 June against Leon (Mexico).

The Club World Cup, meanwhile, brings together the champions of the six continental club competitions and the host nation’s league champions each year to determine the best clubs in the world.

This is the last time the tournament will be played under the seven-team format. From the next edition in June 2025, 32 teams will compete in a four-year cycle.

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