Karim Benzema on Cover of FIFA 09By: Inara | June 26th, 2008
I don’t play video games. I’ve never owned a gaming system, nor have I ever wanted one. Online Literati is about all I’m capable of.
But from what I understand, soccer video games are huge. A lot of people use “Football Manager” as a way to judge players, and there is even a section of the Offside devoted to video games. So as one of your resident OL bloggers, it’s my duty to announce that Karim Benzema will be on the cover of the soon to be released FIFA 09. The two other players will be Wayne Rooney and Franck Ribery.
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Personally speaking, I didn’t think this was that big a deal, but apparently, I’m wrong (which wouldn’t surprise me – what do I know about video games?). The fact that Electronic Arts (the parent company of EA Sports) believe in Benzema’s marketability to an overseas audience is indicative of his rising popularity.
Which, in a twisted sort of way, I don’t want because that just means it will be even harder to keep him at Lyon (I was secretly glad that he had a poor Euro 2008 for the same reason). Does that make me selfish?