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McDonald's set to become official sponsor of Ligue 1 in huge deal

McDonald's set to become official sponsor of Ligue 1 in huge deal

Naming rights for the French Ligue 1 are set to change shortly. The division currently has a sponsorship deal in place with Uber Eats. In the agreement, the online food ordering and delivery platform pays Ligue 1 $16-$17 million per season. This agreement has been in place for the last three years. Nevertheless, Uber Eats, […]

News

/ 137 days ago

McDonald's set to become official sponsor of Ligue 1 in huge deal

Naming rights for the French Ligue 1 are set to change shortly. The division currently has a sponsorship deal in place with Uber Eats. In the agreement, the online food ordering and delivery platform pays Ligue 1 $16-$17 million per season. This agreement has been in place for the last three years. Nevertheless, Uber Eats, […]

Didier Deschamps

/ 175 days ago

Deschamps refuses to call player for France due to hilarious reason

Didier Deschamps, manager of France, had to laugh it off when First Lady Brigitte Macron asked him to select a Reims player. Last week, Deschamps and Mrs Macron were guests at a reception held at the Reims University Hospital. The Yellow Pieces Operation, whose foundation provides funding for initiatives that aid ill children and teens, […]

FIFA

/ 199 days ago

Will FIFA's HQ return to Paris? New French rule shatters dream

While FIFA's HQ is not in Paris, the French Constitutional Council has decided against granting the organization tax exemption. It has led to speculation about the future of FIFA's office in Paris. The goal of French President Emmanuel Macron was to maintain the tax concession. He reportedly wanted to bring some of the organization back […]

beIN SPORTS

/ 215 days ago

Ligue 1 knows it has to change ahead of new TV deal says exec

To grow in the United States, Ligue 1 has to change. France’s top division on the men’s side, Ligue Un, has faced challenges in terms of breaking into the US market. PSG has exhibited success both on the pitch and from a marketability standpoint. Still, Ligue Un, or LFP, lags behind the other “big five” […]

News

/ 231 days ago

UEFA Euro 2024 draw unveils group stage matchups

The official draw for UEFA Euro 2024 took place on Saturday. The tournament will take place in Germany later this summer. Keeping with tradition, the hosts will kick off the competition by playing the first match of the tournament. Germany learned that they will face Scotland in the opening game of Euro 2024. Although typically […]

France

/ 243 days ago

PSG plans major renovation at Parc des Princes like Real Madrid

PSG is joining the trend of major clubs in Europe planning a renovation to its stadium, the Parc des Princes, in Paris. Following the suit of both Real Madrid and Barcelona, PSG opted against constructing a new stadium. Instead, it plans a major revamp of the Parc des Princes. However, PSG must first own its […]

Didier Deschamps

/ 253 days ago

Teenage PSG star rewarded for brilliant form with France call-up

Didier Deschamps, manager of France, has chosen to recognize Warren Zaire-Emery's recent success by handing the youngster his first call-up to the senior team. The 17-year-old midfield shining star for Paris Saint-Germain is the latest shining example of the seemingly endless stream of soccer talent emerging from France. The summer's $48 million transfer of midfielder […]

France

/ 264 days ago

Ligue 1 postpones game after Lyon manager injured by rival fans

Fabio Grosso, the manager of Lyon, sustained a serious injury before his club was supposed to play Marseille in a Ligue 1 game. While the Lyon bus departed for the stadium in South France, Marseille supporters launched rocks at the Lyon team coach. Those rocks broke the window of the bus and collided with Fabio […]

France

/ 268 days ago

Sadio Mane becomes latest current soccer star to buy club

Senegal star Sadio Mane has officially purchased lower-level French side Bourges Foot 18. The former Liverpool and Bayern Munich forward recently joined Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr earlier this summer. Mane's move to the Middle East came with a massive pay raise. According to a recent report, Mane rakes in around $48 million annually […]

Ballon d'Or

/ 276 days ago

French senator wants Benzema stripped of Ballon d'Or

France Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin has claimed that Karim Benzema has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The group has been labeled by several nations as a terrorist organization. This includes Saudi Arabia, the country where Benzema currently plays club soccer for Al-Ittihad. The French official made the claims during an interview on CNews Network. […]

FIFA

/ 281 days ago

Real Madrid star calls on 'authorities' to reduce number of games

Real Madrid and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has called for changes in the FIFA schedule as he thinks there are too many games each season. Tchouameni made the plea during a press conference on Thursday while on international duty. “Obviously we play too many matches," the Frenchman told reporters. "This is no surprise to anyone. […]