Archive for category: Ligue 1

Brazil’s Maxwell Enjoying Long Overdue Selecao Recognition

Brazil’s Maxwell Enjoying Long Overdue Selecao Recognition

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will crown one of the most unlikely – but thoroughly deserved – success stories of recent international football. Paris Saint-Germain left-back Maxwell, at the ripe old age of 32, has played his way into Luiz Felipe Scolari’s plans for the host nation when […]

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup

While most of the footballing world turns its eyes toward Brazil, Östersund, in the north of Sweden, is taking a breath after a frenzied week spent hosting a very different event: the first ever ConIFA World Football Cup. ConIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, is not yet a year […]

Olympique Lyonnais Stars Warm up for the World Cup with poker hands

Olympique Lyonnais Stars Warm up for the World Cup with poker hands

Former Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre may be known for having a reasonably safe pair of hands – but according to a recent video ad for the Poker Stars website – midfielder Clément Grenier has even bigger hands. Of course you have to know at least a little Francais to […]

Divock Origi: Arise the New Prince of Les Diables Rouges

Divock Origi: Arise the New Prince of Les Diables Rouges

The Divock Origi story starts like that of any other young hopeful striker at any club across Europe. You hear the stories: the remarks about how good he is and then he’s compared to the last great prodigy that came through the ranks. You are not sure what to believe, […]

Serge Aurier: Ready to Help Les Elephants Stomp Through Brazil

Serge Aurier: Ready to Help Les Elephants Stomp Through Brazil

When you think of the threats that the Ivory Coast possess you are immediately drawn to their talisman figure, Didier Drogba. The former Chelsea forward is not a shoe-in to lead the line given the form of Wilfried Bony but whoever is chosen, the attacking options of the Ivory Coast […]

Henri Bedimo: The Lyon Lion that’s Deadly on the Left

Henri Bedimo: The Lyon Lion that’s Deadly on the Left

Cameroon are heading to their seventh World Cup this summer, since making their debut in 1982 – and this time they will be playing the hosts as they attempt to get out of their group for only the second time. In 1990, they beat Argentina and Romania in the group, […]

David Ospina: Colombia’s Secret Weapon

David Ospina: Colombia’s Secret Weapon

Any attention being paid to the Colombian camp at the moment is quite rightly focused on the heartbreak of iconic striker Radamel Falcao, who lost his long fight to recover from ACL surgery and was recently cut from the squad. Even without El Tigre, though, anyone who writes Colombia off […]

Ligue 1 Season Reviews 2013/14

Ligue 1 Season Reviews 2013/14