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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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Nabil Fekir’s ex-agent slams forward for Liverpool transfer claims

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Nabil Fekir’s ex-agent slams forward for Liverpool transfer claims

Nabil Fekir’s former agent has rubbished claims from the French player that Liverpool ‘lied’ about why the potential transfer was culled last summer. Fekir underwent a customary medical at Liverpool in the summer of 2018, but the European champions pulled the plug on the deal after problems with his knee surfaced. The French winger, who made a…

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Lyon signing Youssouf Kone: I could’ve gone to Newcastle

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Lyon signing Youssouf Kone: I could’ve gone to Newcastle

Lyon signing Youssouf Kone has revealed he rejected an offer from Newcastle United this summer. The Mali international chose to swap Lille from Lyon because of “sporting” reasons. In an interview with OL-Mercato, Kone said: “OL made an approach, and I did not think for a single second. I said to myself, ‘I’ll go there.’ The project pleased me. I followed the…

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Nicolas Pepe impressed Jose Mourinho during visits to Lille following Manchester United exit

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Nicolas Pepe impressed Jose Mourinho during visits to Lille following Manchester United exit

Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Nicolas Pepe, but urged Unai Emery to play to the forward’s strengths. Pepe started alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the first time in the 2-2 draw against Tottenham, grabbing his first assist for his side. Mourinho watched Pepe in action several times last season after losing his…

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Kamano close to Torino switch

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Kamano close to Torino switch

Bordeaux forward Francois Kamano is close to completing a permanent switch to Serie A side Torino, according to reports. Both clubs are close to reaching an agreement for the Guinea international, who has been missing in Paulo Sousa’s selection this season due to the transfer situation. Kamano who has two years left on his contract, also attracted interest from…

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