Chelsea Set to Win Race to Sign Michy Batshuayi from Marseille

Batshuayi FFW

On Monday evening, news broke that Crystal Palace had agreed a fee with Olympique de Marseille for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi. That must have triggered a few alarm bells around Europe and 24 hours later L’Equipe and RMC were reporting that Chelsea have jumped in, sealing a €40 million move. Confirmation de l'info de l'Equipe. #Batshuayi c'est fait à #Chelsea pour […]

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France Defence Fails to Convince Against Cameroon #Euro2016

France RAMI

From the moment that France was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup by Germany, any progress from les Bleus was going to be difficult to gauge. Since that day in Rio de Janeiro, Didier Deschamps’ team have not played a competitive fixture. Monday’s friendly fixture against Cameroon in Nantes’ Stade de la Beaujoire again asked more questions than it answered, […]

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Bulgaria 0-1 France: Toulon 2016 – Guirassy with the Winner

Guirassy France

France took control of Group A of the Toulon Tournament with a close 1-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday evening. The Stade de Lattre-de-Tassigny in Aubagne wasn’t treated to the best performances, but Sehrou Guirassy’s second half strike was enough to seal their second win in three days. Patrick Gonfalone made seven changes to the team that beat Mexico 3-1 […]

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Toulon Tournament 2016: France kick off their campaign

Dembele Toulon

It is one of the most anticipated youth tournament on the football calender. The Toulon Tournament may not have official UEFA backing, but it’s classed as the place to be as summer football gets underway. France has a huge tradition in this tournament, as well as hosting the event Les Bleus have lifted the trophy 13 times and been runners-up […]

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PREVIEW: PSG v Rennes: Ligue 1 Week 36

PSG Rennes

Stade Rennais travel to the French capital on Friday night for a tough clash against the champions at the Parc des Princes. On one hand, Paris Saint-Germain could be distracted and chance for Rennes to win some vital points in their quest for European football, but Laurent Blanc will expect his team to finish the season strong to help their […]

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PREVIEW: Lille OSC v SCO Angers – Ligue 1 Week 35

Lille Angers

On Wednesday night, Lille need to brush off their weekend hangover and get back to league duty at home to SCO Angers. The northern club lost the Coupe de la Ligue final 2-1 to Paris Saint-Germain and therefore haven’t secured a place in the Europa League for next season – they will now have to focus on their league quest. […]

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OGC Nice v Stade de Reims: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 35

Nice Reims

The Ligue 1 season is getting down to the final weeks, four games left and if you have visions of playing in Europe next season, now, in this congested table, is the time to make your move. It may have seemed like a dream scenario for OGC Nice at the start of the campaign, but Les Aiglons are serious contenders […]

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Monaco v Bordeaux: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 32

ASMBordeaux

Leonardo Jardim must hate the international calendar, one thing he would not have wanted was a disruption after his team valiantly defeated Paris Saint-Germain 10 days ago at the Parc des Princes. On Friday night, they take on a Girondins de Bordeaux side that would have been desperate of any type of break, just something to slow down their slump. […]

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