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Video: Everton’s Ashley Williams sparks a brawl by pushing Lyon keeper

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Everton defender Ashley Williams sparked a mass brawl at Goodison Park this evening by pushing Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes. The French side's...

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Video: Olivier Giroud scores as France beat Belarus to qualify for World Cup

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was on the scoresheet as France secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup this evening. Antoine Griezmann scored...

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Video: Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris scores in training, fires warning to Arsenal star

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris turned goalscorer in France training yesterday. The Spurs skipper played up front in a training game on...

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Lyon Defender Marcelo Shown Farcical Red Card After Accidentally Flicking Yellow Out Of Referee’s Hand (Video)

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Not that we can claim to have seen them all, but Pies are prepared to go out on a limb and declare that Lyon defender Marcelo was the recipient of the harshest red card administered anywhere in world football over the weekend.

The Brazilian centre-half was shown a soft yellow card for 'obstructing' Angers forward Baptiste Santamaria, only to receive a second caution just seconds later after accidentally flicking the yellow card out of the referee's hand.

Ligue 1: Marseille Fan Scores Beautiful Goal Past Toulouse ‘Keeper Alban Lafont After Cycling 2,000km To Match (Photo & Video)

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The man you see before you is none other thanKamel Zaroual, the perhaps somewhat unlikely first goalscorer in Marseille's 2-0 win over Toulouse on Sunday evening.

Zaroual has recently completed a mammoth 2,000-ish kilometre cycle ride between his hometown of Arles and the northern city of Amiens to raise money for local disadvantaged children.

Transfer News and Gossip

Lenny Pintor: Arsenal and Chelsea tracking France U17 starlet

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Brest youngster Lenny Pintor is a transfer target for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, according to the Daily Mail. The 17-year-old is a left...

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Video: Man Utd man spotted at PSG hotel

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini was spotted arriving at Paris Saint-Germain's hotel in Brussels last night, prompting...

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Man Utd’s strong interest in right-back confirmed by club chief

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Manchester United had a "strong" interest in signing Monaco right-back Fabinho in the summer, according to the Ligue 1 side's...

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Arsenal and Liverpool can sign Thomas Lemar next summer

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Arsenal and Liverpool will be able to sign French starlet Thomas Lemar next summer, Monaco's vice-president has confirmed. Vadim Vasilyev says...

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Julian Draxler and Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal consider January swap deal with PSG

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Arsenal are weighing up a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Paris Saint-Germain's Julian Draxler, according to the Daily Star. PSG are...

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Edinson Cavani: Chelsea favourites to sign PSG striker

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Chelsea are the favourites to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to The Sun. The Uruguay international's future has...

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Elye Wahi: Man Utd and Man City chasing little N’Golo Kane

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Manchester United and Manchester City are both tracking Caen starlet Elye Wahi, according to Le Parisien. The 14-year-old is dubbed N'Golo...

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Alexis Sanchez: Man City fear PSG will pip them to deal

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Manchester City fear they will now miss out on the signing of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, according to The Sun. Pep Guardiola's side came...

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Edinson Cavani: Chelsea and Everton interested in Uruguay international

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani is being targeted by Chelsea and Everton following his bust-up with Neymar, according to the Daily Mail....

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Chelsea’s Kante ruled out for three weeks

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that France midfielder N’Golo Kante will be sidelined for three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury on international duty.

Kante was forced off in the first half of France’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria last weekend and Conte expects him to be out for the rest of October.

Chelsea’s Kante ruled out for three weeks

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that France midfielder N’Golo Kante will be sidelined for three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury on international duty.

Kante was forced off in the first half of France’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria last weekend and Conte expects him to be out for the rest of October.

Ex-Marseille player Diawara sent back to court

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Digne-les-Bains (France) (AFP) – Former Marseille defender Souleymane Diawara is expected to be tried in France for a case of extortion that saw him held in custody for two-and-a-half months in 2015, a judicial source said Thursday.

The 38-year-old was arrested in April 2015 on suspicion of trying to take the law into his own hands by attempting to recover 49,800 euros ($58,950) from a car dealer who allegedly sold him a stolen Porsche.

Ex-Marseille player Diawara sent back to court

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Digne-les-Bains (France) (AFP) – Former Marseille defender Souleymane Diawara is expected to be tried in France for a case of extortion that saw him held in custody for two-and-a-half months in 2015, a judicial source said Thursday.

The 38-year-old was arrested in April 2015 on suspicion of trying to take the law into his own hands by attempting to recover 49,800 euros ($58,950) from a car dealer who allegedly sold him a stolen Porsche.

Portugal and France clinch World Cup spots

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Antoine Griezmann’s France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out.

Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon thanks to a Johan Djourou own goal and an Andre Silva strike.

France needed goals from Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus at the Stade de France.

France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

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Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday.

Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers.

France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

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Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday.

Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers.

Mbappe needs more games, says Lloris

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Saint-Denis (France) (AFP) – Teenage France star Kylian Mbappe simply needs more matches under his belt to start shining on the international stage, according to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Like the rest of his team-mates, Mbappe failed to impress on Saturday in France’s crucial 1-0 win in Bulgaria that kept their World Cup destiny in their own hands.

Mbappe needs more games, says Lloris

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Saint-Denis (France) (AFP) – Teenage France star Kylian Mbappe simply needs more matches under his belt to start shining on the international stage, according to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Like the rest of his team-mates, Mbappe failed to impress on Saturday in France’s crucial 1-0 win in Bulgaria that kept their World Cup destiny in their own hands.

France on brink of World Cup, Dutch hopes all but over

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Paris (AFP) – Blaise Matuidi’s early goal saw off Bulgaria 1-0 on Saturday and kept France top of European World Cup qualifying Group A, while the Netherlands’ hopes are hanging by a thread despite a 3-1 win in Belarus.

France took the lead in only the third minute as midfielder Matuidi curled home a fantastic shot from a tight angle into the far top corner.

France lose Kurzawa for crucial qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – France saw Layvin Kurzawa pull out of the squad for their final 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday with a knee injury suffered in training, joining fellow defenders Benjamin Mendy and Laurent Koscielny on the sidelines.

The Paris Saint-Germain left-back has sprained knee ligaments, leaving France with defensive troubles for their matches in Bulgaria on Saturday and against Belarus at the Stade de France three days later.

France lose Kurzawa for crucial qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – France saw Layvin Kurzawa pull out of the squad for their final 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday with a knee injury suffered in training, joining fellow defenders Benjamin Mendy and Laurent Koscielny on the sidelines.

The Paris Saint-Germain left-back has sprained knee ligaments, leaving France with defensive troubles for their matches in Bulgaria on Saturday and against Belarus at the Stade de France three days later.

French lose Kurzawa for crucial qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Benjamin Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

French lose Kurzawa for crucial World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Bernard Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

French lose Kurzawa for crucial World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Bernard Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

Mbappe could win Ballon d’Or, says Matuidi

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Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe is so good he could one day emulate the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the Ballon d’Or, his France international team-mate Blaise Matuidi said on Tuesday.

While Mbappe and Matuidi have never been club team-mates, the former joining Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in August only after the latter had left for Juventus, they have lined up on the same team sheet for the national side.

Versatile Mbappe in Deschamps’s thoughts

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Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) – France coach Didier Deschamps enthused over the attacking versatility of teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe as Les Bleus look to secure World Cup qualification this weekend.

Deschamps’s team face Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two World Cup qualifiers, knowing a pair of victories would book France’s ticket to Russia.

France lose Koscielny for World Cup ties

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Paris (AFP) – Didier Deschamps has called up Marseille central defender Adil Rami, who was a succesful last minute draft for Euro 2016, after Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny pulled out of two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

In their final two qualifiers for Russia 2018, France play in Bulgaria on October 7 and then host Belarus three days later, knowing six points would qualify them for the finals.

France lose Koscielny for World Cup ties

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Paris (AFP) – Didier Deschamps has called up Marseille central defender Adil Rami, who was a succesful last minute draft for Euro 2016, after Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny pulled out of two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

In their final two qualifiers for Russia 2018, France play in Bulgaria on October 7 and then host Belarus three days later, knowing six points would qualify them for the finals.

Heartbreak in France after fans hurt in Ligue 1

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Amiens (France) (AFP) – Twenty-nine fans were hurt, four of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens when away supporters celebrated a goal.

A fence separating Lille fans from the pitch gave way as they surged forward to celebrate a goal against Amiens, a regional rival which has just been promoted to the top flight in French football.

Heartbreak in France after fans hurt in Ligue 1

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Amiens (France) (AFP) – Twenty-nine fans were hurt, four of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens when away supporters celebrated a goal.

A fence separating Lille fans from the pitch gave way as they surged forward to celebrate a goal against Amiens, a regional rival which has just been promoted to the top flight in French football.

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Photo: Arsenal and Spurs stars celebrate World Cup qualification together

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris posed for a photo together as they celebrated qualifying for the World...

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Where to find Bulgaria vs. France World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Bulgaria vs. France World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

After tying Luxembourg recently 0-0, France knows that they have to win this game against Bulgaria as well as getting a win against Belarus next week to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Tanguy Ndombele: Introducing the exciting Lyon starlet Everton must keep an eye on

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Why Gooners should worry about Arsenal’s France strikers?

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It is perhaps unlikely that the France international players from Arsenal will not be in Russia next summer for the 2018 World Cup, but it could still happen, especially if they play like they did against Bulgaria the other day. Anything but a win at home to Belarus could leave then facing a play-off.

Le Cringe: French Journalist Tricked By Spoof Report That Bordeaux Have Signed Younger Brother Of Brazilian Winger Malcom, Named ‘Douwi’

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Bordeaux winger Malcom is currently enjoying something of a breakout season in Ligue 1 this year, having already contributed three goals and four assists in the space of just seven appearances so far.

As such, it's perhaps only natural that Bordeaux might think to scour the20-year-old Brazilian winger's family tree in search of more as-yet unearthed footballing gems.