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News

/ 16 days ago

Varane bans son from heading after revealing own concussion issue

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has admitted that he does not allow his son to head soccer balls. Heading has become a hot topic in the sport in recent years as more research is conducted on the issue. The United States Soccer Federation has banned children under the age of 11 from heading soccer balls. […]

News

/ 23 days ago

US Olympic team takes a step toward greatness with France draw

A 2-2 draw in a friendly against the France youth national team may be one of the best recent results for the US Olympic team. A squad of players aged 23 or younger trailed by two goals with less than 10 minutes remaining in hostile territory. However, goals from Griffin Yow and Cade Cowell ensured […]

News

/ 23 days ago

Real Madrid is only club that can control Kylian Mbappe stardom

Kylian Mbappe is inching closer to his move to Real Madrid. At the end of his current contract with PSG, the star forward brings ample ability and expectation to the Santiago Bernabeu. That comes with a cost, quite literally. While there are no contract details available currently, Mbappe will demand monstrous wages. Barcelona President Joan […]

News

/ 23 days ago

Deschamps says France coaches 'don't favor' William Saliba

France national team manager Didier Deschamps has revealed that he "does not favor" Arsenal star William Saliba. The center-back is widely regarded by many as one of the top players in his position in all of Europe. Since breaking into the north London club's starting XI, the young Frenchman has become a mainstay in the […]

News

/ 26 days ago

Olivier Giroud sparks debate with bizarre stance on VAR

Olivier Giroud of AC Milan gave his perspective on the vexing issue of the video assistant referee (VAR). To add fuel to the fire, the prolific striker voiced his reservations about using modern technology to evaluate questionable on-field incidents. Because of this technology, the veteran claims, the game is becoming slower. The Frenchman, who is […]

News

/ 26 days ago

Zidane to lead France after Euro 2024? Les Blues reveal stance

The legendary Zinedine Zidane will not be taking over as manager of the France national team anytime soon. There has been persistent speculation that the three-time Champions League-winning manager may take over as coach of his country's national side. Nevertheless, there has been no official proposal. The French FA decided to keep Didier Deschamps on […]

News

/ 27 days ago

Real Madrid to veto Olympic games: What it means for Mbappe

As the summer international soccer competitions approach, Real Madrid will have to contend with Mbappe potentially playing in the Olympics. The top players in the world may be subject to competing in both Paris 2024 and the European Championships or Copa America. But France and Real Madrid could have a different story, as per L'Equipe. […]

News

/ 36 days ago

France to add Mbappe and two Euro 2024 stars for Olympics

With several nations' seasons winding down, this summer promises to be jam-packed with crucial soccer tournaments. All eyes in the soccer world will be on the Olympic Games, the European Championship, and the Copa America. France will not only host the Olympic Games. It is one of the favorites to take home gold in the […]

News

/ 44 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, […]

Kylian Mbappe

/ 58 days ago

Mbappe's Real Madrid deal keeps star atop salaries in Europe

The saga surrounding Kylian Mbappe finally looks like it is ending. The Frenchman's future has been up in the air since last summer, as he was entering his final year under contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Team officials froze Mbappe out of the first team during preseason preparations at the time. Although he seemed likely to […]

Gennaro Gattuso

/ 59 days ago

Marseille replacing Gattuso with disgraced Ivory Coast boss

Marseille sacked manager Gennaro Gattuso on Monday after the French club opened 2024 without a win. The Italian coach only arrived at Marseille on Sep. 27 as a permanent replacement for Marcelino. Despite a four-game win streak in December, Marseille failed to get a win in any competition at the turn of the calendar year. […]

Didier Deschamps

/ 82 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

/ 92 days ago

Mbappe hints that NBA-style load management coming to soccer

Kylian Mbappe has claimed that soccer stars may soon take a page from NBA players regarding load management. The Paris Saint-Germain forward made the remarks as FIFA keeps adding matches to the fixture list. Because of the additional games, scheduling in European soccer could soon essentially mirror a 72-game NBA season. Several basketball stars here […]

beIN SPORTS

/ 93 days ago

DAZN leading the race for domestic TV rights to Ligue 1

The Ligue 1 domestic rights in France are up for renewal, and DAZN is emerging as the favorite to broadcast the league for the next five seasons. The streaming service is currently broadcasting Ligue 1 via Canal+, a sports channel in France. DAZN is also the home of the French top flight in Austria, Belgium, […]

FIFA

/ 106 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 […]