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(Front row from L to R) Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria, Paris Saint-Germain’s Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia, Paris Saint-Germain’s Spanish defender Juan Bernat, Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, Paris Saint-Germain’s Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye (back row from L to R) Paris Saint-Germain’s Costa Rican Keylor Navas, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain’s Belgian defender Thomas Meunier, Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine forward Mauro Icardi and Paris Saint-Germain’s French defender Presnel Kimpembe pose for team a photo prior to the UEFA Champions league Group A football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, on September 18, 2019. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Idrissa Gueye gives edge to Paris Saint-Germain as Lyon lie in wait

Idrissa Gueye has earned rave reviews for his standout performance in Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League win over Real Madrid in midweek and the midfielder looks to be exactly what they have been sadly lacking in recent seasons.

France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

French authorities are working to declassify military files linked to a mysterious crash more than 50 years ago of an Air France plane that plunged into the Mediterranean just minutes before it was due to land, killing all 95 people aboard, families said.

‘Too many’ matches stopped for homophobia – French FA chief

The head of French football has pulled away from a hardline stance against homophobic chanting and banners in stadiums on Friday, saying that “too many matches” have been stopped due to anti-gay abuse.
Danish striker Kasper Dolberg has signed for Nice from Ajax, the Ligue 1 side announced on Thursday, becoming the first signing since this week’s takeover of the club by Ineos.

Nice sign Denmark’s Kasper Dolberg from Ajax

Danish striker Kasper Dolberg has signed for Nice from Ajax, the Ligue 1 side announced on Thursday, becoming the first signing since this week’s takeover of the club by Ineos.
Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is not normal, says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.

Roberto Mancini: I love Mario Balotelli but I can’t do anything for him anymore

Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is "not normal", says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar attends a training session of French L1 football club Paris Saint-Germain in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, on August 10, 2019. (Photo by DOMINIQUE FAGET - AFP)

PSG, French football braced for Neymar exit

The saga of Neymar’s seemingly inevitable departure from Paris Saint-Germain is proving a long, drawn-out affair bringing the curtain down on what will ultimately feel like a fleeting and failed experiment.
Former Real Madrid star Wesley Sneijder has announced his retirement.

Former Real Madrid star retires from football

The Dutch international scored 22-goals and provided 25 assists in 116 appearances for Inter Milan 2009 and 2013 after he left Real Madrid for Serie A.

Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder announces retirement

Dutch legend and Inter’s treble winner Wesley Sneijder has retired from professional football.
Taiwo Awoniyi

Nice lead chase to sign Taiwo Awoniyi on loan from Liverpool

Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi is set to join French Ligue 1 side, Nice on loan from Liverpool for the 2019/2020 campaign.
Jean Michael Seri

Galatasaray in talks to sign Fulham flop Jean Michael Seri on loan

The Super Lig champions confirmed via a brief Twitter statement on Wednesday that negotiations are underway.
Sofiane Boufal

Nice set to sign Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal at cut-rate price

Southampton are set to take a huge loss on Sofiane Boufal just three years after bringing him in from Lille.
Taiwo Awoniyi

CSKA set to meet Liverpool’s £15 million price tag for Nigeria U23 forward

CSKA Moscow ready to meet Liverpool's £15 million asking prices on Nigerian U23 forward Taiwo Awoniyi after another successful loan spell at Belgian side Royal Excel Mouscron.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he wants to stay at Marseille beyond the end of this season and says the club is on another level from Nice.

Mario Balotelli has left Marseille – club president

Mario Balotelli has left Marseille following the expiration of his contract, club president Jacques-Henri Eyraud confirmed.
Steven Gerrard celebrates Rangers win over Kilmarnock

Steven Gerrard rejects approach from Newcastle

That’s according to the Mirror, who report that Magpies owner Mike Ashley targeted both Rangers boss Gerrard and Nice coach Patrick Vieira to succeed Rafael Benítez in the St James’ Park hot-seat.
Former Sunderland forward Wahbi Khazri headlines Tunisian final 23-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ex-Sunderland star headlines Tunisia final 23-man for AFCON

With Reigning African Champions, Esperance de Tunis players dominate the list but Al Ahly’s left-back Ali Maaloul was the biggest casualty in the team after he was omitted despite enjoying an impressive season, scoring six goals while assisting seven in 24 games.
France are “outsiders” for the Women’s World Cup, according to boss Corinne Diacre, despite the hosts all but securing a place in the knockout stage with victory over Norway.

WWC: France edge past Norway in front of 34,000

France are “outsiders” for the Women’s World Cup, according to boss Corinne Diacre, despite the hosts all but securing a place in the knockout stage with victory over Norway.
The Super Falcons on Wednesday boosted Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the next round in the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in France with a 2-0 victory over South Korea. 31

WWC: President Buhari salutes Super Falcons for victory on Democracy Day

After the June 12, Democracy day celebration in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari revealed he took time out to watch the Super Falcons World Cup match against South Korea and was pleased with the female footballer’s victory on the nation’s special day.
World football–ruling body, FIFA on Wednesday formally welcomed African champions Nigeria to the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals.

FIFA formally welcomes Super Falcons to France 2019

World football–ruling body, FIFA on Wednesday formally welcomed African champions Nigeria to the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals.

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