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Victor Osimhen: Nigerian wins French Player of the Month award

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Victor Osimhen: Nigerian wins French Player of the Month award

Lille’s Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been named September’s French Ligue 1 Player of the Month. The 20-year-old striker, who joined the club in August from Belgian side RSC Charleroi, scored twice and provided two assists in five matches last month as Lille climbed into the top five. “It’s been an amazing time at this club and…

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GUEYE: PSG’S LUCKY CHARM

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GUEYE: PSG’S LUCKY CHARM

When summer signing Idrissa Gueye is at work in Paris Saint-Germain’s midfield, the capital club’s stats are even more impressive than usual. Check out the impact the Senegal international has had in Thomas Tuchel’s side. “Idrissa Gueye is a key player for us,” Thomas Tuchel declared after Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 victory over Angers in Week 9…

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Ex-PSG star Dani Alves hits out at Parisian life: They’re f*cking racists

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Ex-PSG star Dani Alves hits out at Parisian life: They’re f*cking racists

Dani Alves has revealed that he did not like living in Paris, branding the locals “f*cking racists”. The 36-year-old right-back departed the French capital in the summer after spending a couple of seasons with Paris Saint-Germain but is now in his homeland of Brazil with Sao Paulo. He has said, however, that he did not enjoy life in the…

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PSG’s Idrissa Gueye is a “great player” – Blaise Matuidi

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PSG’s Idrissa Gueye is a “great player” – Blaise Matuidi

Blaise Matuidi has hailed Senegal’s Idrissa Gueye as a great player. The defensive midfielder left Everton this summer to join Paris Saint-Germain and has settled in seamlessly. When Matuidi left PSG for Juventus in 2017, a void was left in the Parisians midfield, but the arrival of Gueye has filled it according to captain Thiago Silva. Matuidi finds such opinion from his…

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Platini plans comeback, legal fight after 4-year FIFA ban

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Platini plans comeback, legal fight after 4-year FIFA ban

By GRAHAM DUNBAR NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Four years after a ban for financial wrongdoing thwarted his chances of becoming FIFA president, Michel Platini is free to work in soccer again on Tuesday. However, the former UEFA president — who was once seen as the heir apparent to FIFA’s Sepp Blatter — said Monday he…

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The fall of Monaco: From Champions League semi-finals to brink of relegation

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The fall of Monaco: From Champions League semi-finals to brink of relegation

A little over two years ago, Monaco were the darlings of Europe, a poster club for excellent recruitment, alluring counter-attacking football and savvy use of the transfer market. Their peak came in 2016-17 when they earned effusive praise for reaching the Champions League semi-finals. Their rapid decline since then has been astonishing, a heavy fall…

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Player Sacked For Stealing Teammate’s Luxury Watch

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Player Sacked For Stealing Teammate’s Luxury Watch

By Andrew Warshaw French top-flight club Nice have sacked their teenage striker Lamine Diaby-Fadiga (pictured) after he admitted stealing a watch apparently worth €70,000 from team-mate Kasper Dolberg in the dressing room last month. Nice opened an investigation after Dolberg, signed from Ajax for £18 million, reported the missing watch, and have now dispensed with the…

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PSG 0-2 REIMS: Hassane Kamara Nets As Reims Fc Clinch Shock Win Over Paris Saint-Germain

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PSG 0-2 REIMS: Hassane Kamara Nets As Reims Fc Clinch Shock Win Over Paris Saint-Germain

Reims claimed a shock 2-0 win at Paris Saint-Germain, who lost a Ligue 1 home game for the first time since May 2018 Paris Saint-Germain suffered their first home league defeat since May 2018 as goals from Hassane Kamara and Boulaye Dia gave Reims a shock 2-0 victory at the Parc des Princes. The Ligue 1 champions, deprived…

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Benjamin Moukandjo: Ex-Cameroon skipper returns to France with Lens

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Benjamin Moukandjo: Ex-Cameroon skipper returns to France with Lens

Former Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo has returned to France to join Ligue 2 side Lens. The 30-year-old who was released by Chinese Super League (CSL) club Jiangsu Suning in February, was keen to get his career back on track before penning a deal – the details of which have not been disclosed – with the promotion hopefuls….

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France’s Le Graët under fire after saying matches won’t be stopped for homophobic chants

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France’s Le Graët under fire after saying matches won’t be stopped for homophobic chants

By Samindra Kunti The president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët has instructed referees that they should no longer stop matches over homophobic chants. The directive has prompted anti-discrimination groups to demand that Le Graët resigns.  In an interview with France Info, Le Graët distinguished between racism, fighting and homophobia. “I would stop…

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