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Medhi Benatia

Born: April 17, 1987 (age 34)

Height: 6' 2.5" (190cm)
Weight: 14st 7lb (92kg)

Hometown: Courcouronnes, France
Nationality: Morocco Moroccan

Position: Defender
Team: Al-Duhail
Medhi Benatia
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Career History
Senior2017-2019Juventus
2019-Al-Duhail
International2008-Morocco
Sports Mole has 82 articles about Medhi Benatia. Articles 1 to 40:
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Preview: Al-Duhail vs. Al Ahly - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Club World Cup clash between Al-Duhail and Al Ahly, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 2, 12:45
A computer-generated image of the Lusail Stadium.
Will hosting the FIFA World Cup impact Middle Eastern football?
While all eyes will be on Qatar when it hosts the 2022 World Cup, will Middle Eastern football be able to reap any long-term benefits from staging the global tournament?
Nov 24, 13:33
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in action on May 16, 2020
Monday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Saul Niguez
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Monday, June 8.
Jun 8, 12:07
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly pictured in October 2019
Monday's Manchester City transfer talk news roundup: Kalidou Koulibaly, Ismael Bennacer, David Silva
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester City on Monday, June 8.
Jun 8, 09:05
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot on January 26, 2020
Monday's Transfer Talk Update: Bruno Guimaraes, Sergio Busquets, Timo Werner
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Jun 8, 07:57
David Silva celebrates scoring for Man City on October 19, 2019
Manchester City midfielder David Silva offered lucrative deal in Qatar?
Qatar-based Al-Duhail are reportedly keen to secure a deal for Manchester City midfielder David Silva later in 2020.
Jun 7, 13:13
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus on May 12, 2019
Preview: Juventus vs. Tottenham - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the International Champions Cup fixture between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jul 19, 14:53
Angel Correa celebrates scoring a late winner for Argentina away to Morocco on March 26, 2019
Result: Angel Correa strikes late for disjointed Argentina in feisty friendly
Angel Correa strikes seven minutes from time to earn Argentina a 1-0 win over Morocco at the Stade Ibn-Batouta in Tangier.
Mar 26, 21:01
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia pictured during training in November 2018
Medhi Benatia 'turns down Premier League move for Qatar'
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia turns down interest from Arsenal and Fulham to agree a deal with Qatar-based club Al Duhail, according to a report.
Jan 26, 13:35
Emre Can celebrates scoring for Juventus during his side's win over Chievo on January 21, 2019
How Juventus could line up against Lazio
Sports Mole looks at how Juventus could line up in Sunday night's Serie A clash with Lazio.
Jan 25, 16:55
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Juventus on December 29, 2018
How Juventus could line up against Chievo
Ahead of Juventus's Serie A meeting with Chievo on Monday, Sports Mole looks at how the Italian champions could line up.
Jan 18, 16:31
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia pictured during training in November 2018
Juventus 'ready to offer Medhi Benatia for Aaron Ramsey'
A report claims that Medhi Benatia could be used as leverage by Juventus to get a deal over the line for Aaron Ramsey before the end of the month.
Jan 12, 13:16
Portugal international Pepe pictured in October 2018
Former Real Madrid defender Pepe rejects Arsenal move in favour of Monaco
Former Real Madrid defender Pepe reportedly turns down the chance to join Arsenal in favour of linking up with Thierry Henry at Monaco.
Jan 6, 18:41
Medhi Benatia in action for Juventus in the Coppa Italia final on May 9, 2018
Report: Arsenal make approach for Juventus defender Medhi Benatia
Medhi Benatia has been approached by Arsenal over a move from Juventus, according to a report.
Jan 6, 12:58
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opener for Juventus in their Champions League clash with Manchester United on November 7, 2018
How Juventus could line up against SPAL
Sports Mole looks at how Juventus could line up in Saturday's Serie A clash with SPAL.
Nov 23, 15:20
Alex Sandro in action for Juventus on July 28, 2018
Juventus 'offer Manchester United one of three players in Paul Pogba deal'
Juventus are reportedly willing to include one of Medhi Benatia, Alex Sandro or Mario Mandzukic as a makeweight in any deal to re-sign Manchester United's Paul Pogba.
Nov 11, 19:46
Medhi Benatia in action for Juventus in the Coppa Italia final on May 9, 2018
Arsenal 'considering January swoop for Juventus defender Medhi Benatia'
Arsenal are reportedly lining up a January move for Juventus centre-back Medhi Benatia as Unai Emery eyes defensive reinforcements.
Nov 8, 12:24
Juventus's Daniele Rugani celebrates scoring their fourth goal against Udinese on October 22, 2017
Chelsea given boost in pursuit of Juventus defender Daniele Rugani?
Daniele Rugani is reportedly no longer so keen to extend his Juventus contract, which could tempt Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to make a fresh approach.
Oct 4, 17:56
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
Juventus 'want to secure Diego Godin deal'
Juventus are keen to tie up a deal for Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin this summer, according to a report.
Jul 15, 21:59
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo scores the opening goal during his side's World Cup Group B clash against Morocco on June 20, 2018
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets as Portugal beat Morocco
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe's all-time leading scorer in international football as he registers in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 20, 14:53
Cristiano Ronaldo grabs his third during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Preview: Portugal vs. Morocco - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between Portugal and Morocco in Group B.
Jun 18, 12:05
Medhi Benatia and Sardar Azmoun in action during the World Cup group game between Morocco and Iran on June 15, 2018
Result: Own goal gifts Iran stoppage-time win over Morocco
Iran record their first victory at a World Cup in 20 years courtesy of a 95th-minute own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz against Morocco in Saint-Petersberg's Group B opener.
Jun 15, 18:02
Medhi Benatia and Sardar Azmoun in action during the World Cup group game between Morocco and Iran on June 15, 2018
Live Commentary: Morocco 0-1 Iran - as it happened
Join Sports Mole for minute-by-minute updates of the FIFA World Cup Group B match between Morocco and Iran in Saint Petersberg.
Jun 15, 15:00
Medhi Benatia in action for Juventus in the Coppa Italia final on May 9, 2018
Report: Arsenal join Marseille, Borussia Dortmund in race to sign Medhi Benatia
Arsenal reportedly join Marseille and Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign out-of-favour Juventus defender and Morocco international Medhi Benatia this summer.
Jun 2, 18:00
Jamie Vardy tussles with Diego Godin during the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Leicester City and Atletico Madrid on April 18, 2017
Juventus 'make contact with Atletico Madrid for Diego Godin'
Juventus reportedly make contact with Atletico Madrid regarding the potential signing of Diego Godin this summer.
May 27, 11:56
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
Jesus Vallejo: 'We have to learn from Juventus scare'
Real Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo says that his team "have to learn" from their scare against Juventus in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Apr 12, 12:26
Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus during the Champions League final against Real Madrid on June 3, 2017
Giorgio Chiellini: 'Officials favour Real Madrid'
Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini 'was not surprised' that Real Madrid were handed a late penalty in Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg.
Apr 12, 10:30
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
Alessandro del Piero: 'Gianluigi Buffon will regret comments'
Juventus legend Alessandro del Piero does not agree with Gianluigi Buffon's scathing criticism of referee Michael Oliver on Wednesday night.
Apr 12, 10:04
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'We deserved to progress'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists that his team "deserved to go through after 180 minutes" of their Champions League quarter-final with Juventus.
Apr 12, 09:51
Real Madrid's Marcelo in action against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on October 17, 2017
Marcelo: 'Real Madrid's semi-final spot never in doubt'
Real Madrid defender Marcelo insists that his team were never in danger of following Barcelona out of the Champions League despite their scare against Juventus.
Apr 12, 09:38
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
Lucas Vazquez: 'Penalty call was correct'
Real Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez says that Michael Oliver was right to award the reigning European champions a late penalty against Juventus on Wednesday night.
Apr 12, 09:26
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon appeals a decision during the Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur on March 7, 2018
Gianluigi Buffon: 'Referee Michael Oliver has no heart'
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon claims that Michael Oliver "has a rubbish bin instead of a heart" after the English referee sent the Italian off at the Bernabeu.
Apr 12, 09:13
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Penalty decision against Juventus was correct'
Cristiano Ronaldo insists that referee Michael Oliver was right to award Real Madrid a late penalty against Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.
Apr 11, 22:59
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo sends Real Madrid into Champions League semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a 98th-minute penalty as Real Madrid book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-3 aggregate win over Juventus.
Apr 11, 21:50
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Team News: Gareth Bale starts as Real Madrid host Juventus
Gareth Bale is named in Real Madrid's starting XI as Los Blancos take on Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu.
Apr 11, 19:04
Isco in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 1-3 Juventus - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Real Madrid and Juventus, which saw the home side advance.
Apr 11, 18:45
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the Supercopa de Espana first-leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on August 13, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo brilliance sinks 10-man Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice and Marcelo nets the other as Real Madrid record a 3-0 win over 10-man Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 3, 21:38
Paulo Dybala in action for Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Result: Paulo Dybala's stoppage-time winner helps Juventus close gap on Napoli
Paulo Dybala scores a last-gasp winner to fire Juventus to a 1-0 win over Lazio to keep the pressure on Napoli at the top of Serie A.
Mar 3, 19:02
Medhi Benatia in action for Bayern Munich in 2015
Arsenal's £35m bid for Juventus defender Medhi Benatia rejected?
A report claims that Italian champions Juventus have knocked back a £35m bid from Arsenal for central defender Medhi Benatia.
Dec 26, 18:41
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri during the Serie A match against Roma on May 14, 2017
Result: Juventus into Champions League last 16 after victory over Olympiacos
Juventus clinch a 2-0 win over Olympiacos in Tuesday night's Champions League Group D encounter to secure a spot in the last 16 of the competition.
Dec 5, 21:41

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ChinaChina32211669
United StatesUnited States24282173
JapanJapan1961136
AustraliaAustralia1441634
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Great BritainGreat Britain13171343
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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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