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Mathieu Valbuena

Born: September 28, 1984 (age 36)

Height: 5' 4" (163cm)

Hometown: Bruges, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Attacking midfielder
Mathieu Valbuena
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Career History
Senior2006-2014Marseille
International2010-France
Sports Mole has 241 articles about Mathieu Valbuena. Articles 1 to 40:
France's Karim Benzema down injured as Antoine Griezmann looks on, on June 8, 2021
Didier Deschamps: 'I have every faith in Karim Benzema'
Wednesday's clash is a repeat of the 2016 final in France - which Portugal won.
Jun 22, 18:18
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema pictured in August 2020
Karim Benzema included in France squad for Euro 2020
Karim Benzema is due to stand trial in October on a charge of complicity in attempted blackmail.
May 18, 21:19
Olympiacos' Giorgos Masouras celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammates in the Europa League on February 18, 2021
How Olympiacos could line up against Arsenal
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Olympiacos could line up for their Europa League last-16 second leg against Arsenal on Thursday.
Mar 16, 11:34
Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny celebrates scoring against Olympiacos in the Europa League on March 11, 2021
Preview: Arsenal vs. Olympiacos - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League clash between Arsenal and Olympiacos, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 16, 11:01
PSV Eindhoven coach Roger Schmidt in the Europa League on February 18, 2021
Preview: PSV Eindhoven vs. Olympiacos - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League clash between PSV Eindhoven and Olympiacos, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 23, 12:45
Olympiacos' Ahmed Hassan celebrates scoring against Marseille in the Champions League on October 21, 2020
Preview: Olympiacos vs. Porto - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League clash between Olympiacos and Porto, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 7, 14:30
Olympiacos' Ahmed Hassan celebrates scoring against Marseille in the Champions League on October 21, 2020
Preview: Marseille vs. Olympiacos - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League clash between Marseille and Olympiacos, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Nov 29, 11:15
Potty mouth Kevin De Bruyne in action for Manchester City on November 21, 2020
Preview: Olympiacos vs. Manchester City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League clash between Olympiacos and Manchester City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Nov 23, 18:45
Kyle Walker celebrates with teammates after scoring for Manchester City against Sheffield United in the Premier League on October 31, 2020
Preview: Manchester City vs. Olympiacos - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League clash between Manchester City and Olympiacos, including team news and predicted lineups.
Nov 1, 11:02
Phil Foden celebrates scoring for Manchester City against West Ham United in the Premier League on October 24, 2020
Preview: Marseille vs. Manchester City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League clash between Marseille and Manchester City, including team news and predicted lineups.
Oct 25, 18:11
Olympiacos' Ahmed Hassan celebrates scoring against Marseille in the Champions League on October 21, 2020
Preview: Porto vs. Olympiacos - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League clash between Porto and Olympiacos, including team news and predicted lineups.
Oct 25, 10:50
Andre Villas-Boas in charge of Marseille on February 8, 2020
Preview: Lorient vs. Marseille - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Ligue 1 clash between Lorient and Marseille, including team news and predicted lineups.
Oct 22, 15:43
Andre Villas-Boas in charge of Marseille on February 8, 2020
Preview: Olympiacos vs. Marseille - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League clash between Olympiacos and Marseille, including team news and predicted lineups.
Oct 19, 13:03
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their first goal on February 20, 2020
Result: Alexandre Lacazette fires Arsenal to first-leg lead in Greece
The France international scored nine minutes from time.
Feb 20, 22:21
Harry Kane celebrates scoring Tottenham Hotspur's third goal against West Ham United on November 23, 2019.
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Olympiacos - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympiacos, including team news, predictions and potential lineups.
Nov 24, 15:03
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring for Real Madrid on October 30, 2019
Eden Hazard hails Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema as world's best striker
Eden Hazard insists that Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema is currently the best striker in world football.
Nov 19, 12:49
Mathieu Valbuena celebrates scoring for Olympiacos on September 18, 2019
Preview: Red Star Belgrade vs. Olympiacos - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday night's Champions League clash between Red Star Belgrade and Olympiacos, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Oct 1, 11:38
Lucas Moura celebrates his hat-trick goal as Tottenham Hotspur complete their comeback win against Ajax on May 8, 2019
Preview: Olympiacos vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday night's Champions League clash between Olympiacos and Tottenham Hotspur, including team news and predictions.
Sep 16, 15:25
Olivier Giroud on his knees during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Fenerbahce to move for Olivier Giroud?
Fenerbahce are reportedly preparing to make a bid for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.
Jan 3, 09:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Karim Benzema: 'France return unlikely under Didier Deschamps'
Karim Benzema admits that he was 'hurt' by his Euro 2016 snub and does not expect to be called up to the France squad during Didier Deschamps's tenure.
Nov 12, 22:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Samir Nasri: 'France snubbing Karim Benzema is stupid'
Samir Nasri hits out at France for their continued snub of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
Oct 9, 20:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Roberto Soldado agrees to join Fenerbahce from Villarreal
Roberto Soldado is due to arrive in Istanbul to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of completing his switch from Villarreal to Fenerbahce.
Aug 9, 19:53
Generic image of a locker room
Karim Benzema wins appeal to have blackmail case re-examined
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema wins his appeal to have the blackmail case involving former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena re-examined.
Jul 11, 19:09
Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette in the Europa League match against Roma on March 16, 2017
Result: Ten-man Ajax hold off Lyon to reach Europa League final
Lyon put up an almighty fight but fail to do enough to overcome Ajax, falling to a 5-4 defeat on aggregate in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
May 11, 21:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Alexandre Lacazette starts for Lyon against Ajax
Alexandre Lacazette is deemed fit to start for Lyon ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg against Ajax on Thursday night.
May 11, 19:24
Lyon's Corentin Tolisso during the Europa League match against Roma on March 16, 2017
Result: Bertrand Traore nets twice as Ajax take big step towards final
Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore scores in either half to help Ajax to a 4-1 win over Lyon in Amsterdam in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.
May 3, 19:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Ajax 4-1 Lyon - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Ajax's 4-1 win over Lyon, as the Dutch side took a giant step towards the final of the Europa League.
May 3, 16:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Karim Benzema questions prolonged snub from France national side
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says that he needs answers from France boss Didier Deschamps over why he continues to be left out of the squad.
Mar 24, 17:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
France boss Didier Deschamps hints at Karim Benzema return
Didier Deschamps says that Karim Benzema's 'situation may change' by the time the next international break arrives, having been overlooked by France for the past year.
Nov 22, 12:15
Generic image of a locker room
Lyon slam "despicable" rumours that Mathieu Valbuena has died
Lyon slam "disgraceful" social media rumours that Mathieu Valbuena has died.
Oct 31, 12:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Portugal vs. France
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Sunday's Euro 2016 final between Portugal and host nation France at the Stade de France.
Jul 9, 10:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Hosts France name Euro 2016 squad
Ten Premier League players are named in the France squad for the upcoming European Championships, which they will host.
May 12, 20:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Karim Benzema not selected for France's Euro 2016 campaign
The French Football Federation confirms that Karim Benzema will not be selected for Euro 2016 due to his alleged involvement in a sex-tape blackmail plot.
Apr 13, 17:12
Generic image of a locker room
Karim Benzema cleared to be picked by France at Euro 2016
France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is available for Euro 2016 after being cleared to contact international teammate Mathieu Valbuena by a French court.
Mar 11, 17:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rafael Benitez: 'Karim Benzema is an excellent person'
Rafael Benitez hails Karim Benzema as an "excellent person" after the French striker experiences another troubled week.
Dec 12, 14:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Karim Benzema suspended indefinitely from France squad over sex-tape scandal
The French Football Federation suspends Karim Benzema from the France squad indefinitely due to his part in a sex-tape scandal.
Dec 10, 16:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'Karim Benzema should not be suspended from France duty'
Zinedine Zidane insists that Karim Benzema should not be suspended from the France squad in response to his current legal issues.
Dec 6, 22:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Karim Benzema hopeful of earning Euro 2016 spot
Karim Benzema insists that he will not give up hope of playing at Euro 2016 as he continues to deal with his off-the-pitch issues.
Dec 6, 18:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Hubert Fournier not thinking about Lyon future
Hubert Fournier calls for Lyon to stick together after losing 2-0 at home against Angers.
Dec 6, 16:07
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rafael Benitez praises Madrid attacking trident of Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale
Rafael Benitez heaps praise on Madrid's attacking trident of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, after each player scored in the Galacticos' win over Getafe.
Dec 5, 20:36

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ChinaChina1891138
JapanJapan174627
United StatesUnited States14161141
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AustraliaAustralia921122
Great BritainGreat Britain69924
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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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