Fans eagerly await French player's arrival

French football star Karim Benzema to play in Erbil for Al-Ittihad match

ERBIL, November 2 — A source at the Ministry of Interior in the Kurdistan Region stated on Thursday that French football player Karim Benzema would be present at François Hariri Stadium in Erbil on November 6 with Saudi club Al-Ittihad, in preparation for a highly anticipated match against the Iraqi club Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya for the Asian Champions League group stage.

The source explained that Al-Ittihad had sent copies of the players’ passports, including those of Benzema and fellow teammate Kanté, and that players had already obtained entry visas and will be present in Erbil early next week.

This would be Benzema’s first visit to Iraq, where fans are eagerly awaiting the chance to see the former Real Madrid star and French national team player.