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Ocampos snatches Marseille win at injury-hit Nantes

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Paris (AFP) – Lucas Ocampos snatched a late 1-0 win for Marseille as Claudio Ranieri’s injury-depleted Nantes suffered their second Ligue 1 defeat of the new campaign on Saturday.

Marseille join Lyon - 2-1 winners at Rennes on Friday - provisionally top of Ligue 1 to give Rudi Garcia’s side a timely boost ahead of next week’s Europa League first playoff round game at Slovenia’s Domzale.

Lille’s Bielsa thumps Nantes’ Ranieri on pair’s return to Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) – Marcelo Bielsa inflicted a punishing blow on Claudio Ranieiri in the battle of big-name coaches as Lille opened their Ligue 1 campaign with a 3-0 win over Nantes on Sunday.

Second half goals from Paraguayan Junior Alonso, Nicolas de Preville and Dutch-Moroccan Anwar El Ghazi earned Bielsa a winning return to France two years after walking out of Marseille following the opening game of the 2015/16 season.

Lille’s Bielsa thumps Nantes’ Ranieri on pair’s return to Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) – Marcelo Bielsa inflicted a punishing blow on Claudio Ranieiri in the battle of big-name coaches as Lille opened their Ligue 1 campaign with a 3-0 win over Nantes on Sunday.

Second half goals from Paraguayan Junior Alonso, Nicolas de Preville and Dutch-Moroccan Anwar El Ghazi earned Bielsa a winning return to France two years after walking out of Marseille following the opening game of the 2015/16 season.

Ranieri’s Nantes ‘not ready’ for Ligue 1 opener

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri admitted that his Nantes side are “not ready” for the start of the new season, as the Italian prepares to make his Ligue 1 bow on Sunday at Lille.

“We are not ready, but I’ve never known a team that’s been ready for the first day (of a season),” Ranieri said on Friday.

Ranieri’s Nantes ‘not ready’ for Ligue 1 opener

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri admitted that his Nantes side are “not ready” for the start of the new season, as the Italian prepares to make his Ligue 1 bow on Sunday at Lille.

“We are not ready, but I’ve never known a team that’s been ready for the first day (of a season),” Ranieri said on Friday.

Forget what I did at Leicester, says new Nantes coach Ranieri

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri insists his incredible achievements at Leicester City count for nothing now that he has taken over at sleeping French giants Nantes, where he was unveiled as their new coach on Monday.

“I have missed being out on the pitch. But we must forget what I did at Leicester.

Ranieri sees great season ahead at Nantes

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri assured fans at his new club Nantes he was ready to work hard to get results and said the French club had the players and the passion to make next season a success.

Ranieri, the architect of Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League triumph in 2016, signed a two-year deal to become Nantes coach earlier Thursday.

Ranieri sees great season ahead at Nantes

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri assured fans at his new club Nantes he was ready to work hard to get results and said the French club had the players and the passion to make next season a success.

Ranieri, the architect of Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League triumph in 2016, signed a two-year deal to become Nantes coach earlier Thursday.

Nantes confirm Ranieri as new coach

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, the architect of the Foxes’ fairytale Premier League triumph, has signed a two-year deal to become the coach of Nantes, the French club confirmed on Thursday.

“FC Nantes are delighted to announced the arrival of Claudio Ranieri,” the club said on its website as the appointment of the 65-year-old Italian was made official.

Nantes president sings Ranieri praises

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Nantes president Waldemar Kita heaped praise on former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, who opted to take over as coach of the Ligue 1 outfit despite being linked to teams in China and England.

The Ligue I side received special dispensation from French league (LFP) officials on Tuesday to hire the popular Italian as he has reached the manager’s age limit of 65 years.

Ranieri set to join French club Nantes

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Rennes (France) (AFP) – Nantes closed in on former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri on Monday after agreeing a two-year contract, but are awaiting French Professional League approval because of his age, a club source said.

The LFP does not allow coaches aged over 65 to join French clubs.

Cavani hits double for impressive PSG

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Paris (AFP) Edinson Cavani struck his 19th and 20th goals of the Ligue 1 season as French champions Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at in-form Nantes on Saturday.

The impressive away win leaves PSG still in third, but they are now just a point behind leaders Nice and level with Monaco, who have a game in hand on Sunday at home to Lorient.

PSG test yardstick for rejuvenated Nantes

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Paris (AFP) Sergio Conceicao has inspired a revival at former French giants Nantes but will face the toughest test of his fledgling tenure on Saturday when champions Paris Saint-Germain visit the Stade de la Beaujoire.

Nantes, who claimed the last of their eight Ligue 1 titles in 2001, have won four games in a row without conceding a goal since former Portugal international Conceicao replaced Rene Girard at the helm last month.

PSG test yardstick for rejuvenated Nantes

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Paris (AFP) Sergio Conceicao has inspired a revival at former French giants Nantes but will face the toughest test of his fledgling tenure on Saturday when champions Paris Saint-Germain visit the Stade de la Beaujoire.

Nantes, who claimed the last of their eight Ligue 1 titles in 2001, have won four games in a row without conceding a goal since former Portugal international Conceicao replaced Rene Girard at the helm last month.

Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp

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Paris (AFP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a minute from time to break Paris Saint-Germain's single season Ligue 1 scoring record in a 4-0 rout of Nantes late Saturday.

With the title long wrapped up and a French Cup final against bitter rivals Marseille to come a week later, the night was all about Ibrahimovic and his quest to break the 37-goal single season PSG record at the Parc des Princes.

Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp

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Paris (AFP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a minute from time to break Paris Saint-Germain's single season Ligue 1 scoring record in a 4-0 rout of Nantes late Saturday.

With the title long wrapped up and a French Cup final against bitter rivals Marseille to come a week later, the night was all about Ibrahimovic and his quest to break the 37-goal single season PSG record at the Parc des Princes.

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‘Don’t Worry Leicester, We’ll Take Care Of Him’ – FC Nantes (Finally) Swear In Claudio Ranieri As New Head Coach

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Claudio Ranieri has sidestepped that odd bit of Ligue 1 regulation to formally join FC Nantes as their new head coach.

Ranieri's appointment was held up after it was discovered he may have been too old to take the job, but the French club have now obtained a derogation from the French Football Federation to allow the Italian to take charge on a two-year contract.

Ex-Leicester Boss Claudio Ranieri Agrees Deal To Manage Nantes, May Be Too Old To Take The Job

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Unemployed since February, it looks like Claudio Ranieriis about to sashayback into the management racket after agreeing to take over at Nantes.

However, despite a deal beingin place between the two parties, the ex-Leicester City boss may see his appointment scuppered by a strange decree that exists inthe Ligue 1 rule book.

‘I’m Staying’ – Nantes Coach Sergio Conceicao Creates Twitter Account To Scotch Rumours Linking Him With Leicester City

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With Claudio Ranieri's recent exit leaving Leicester City with an important vacancy to fill, the rumour mill has coughed up several possible candidates over the past few days.

One of those mentioned in passing was Nantes coach Sergio Conceicao, with several press reports even suggesting that Leicester had contacted the former Portugal international to offer him the job.

Video Nantes vs PSG 2015 Highlights 0-2 Goals Cavani Matuidi Ibrahimovic assist

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Nantes vs Monaco 2014 Highlights Falcao Goal Video

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AS Monaco vs Nantes 2014 Highlights 3-1 James Rodriguez Bedoya Raggi Goals Video

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Nantes vs PSG 2014 Highlights Coupe de la Ligue Ibrahimovic Goal Nantes Lob Video

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PSG vs Nantes 2014 Goals 5-0 Highlights Ibrahimovic Motta Cavani Video

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€20m Chelsea target: I want to play for big clubs

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Highly rated defender Papy Djilobodji has claimed that he wants to play for a big club and in the Champions League, but is committed to Nantes at the moment.

According to reports from Le Parisien, the 25-year-old defender has been attracting interests from Premier League club Chelsea and German giants Borussia Dortmund in recent weeks.

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Midday Ticker: Premier League schedule revealed, Bayern sign Tolisso, and more

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Though the season may have ended only a month ago, the next season of the Premier League is already in sight.

The fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season is out, with play commencing on August 13. The season ends on May 13, 2018. (REPORT)

The Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, have made their fourth signing of the summer, adding French talent Corentin Tolisso from Lyon.

Video: Liverpool’s Divock Origi scores for Lille vs Nantes

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Alejandro Bedoya

Transcript: Jim Curtin’s midweek press conference

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Jim Curtin detailed the process of signing Alejandro Bedoya but refused to reveal the position the US national team player will take up for Philadelphia Union. Bedoya should be available for this weekend's match with DC United.

Red-hot Alejandro Bedoya scores winner against Bordeaux

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Alejandro Bedoya just won'tstop scoring.

Facing off with Bordeaux in a Coupe de France Round of 16 clash, Bedoya scored the game-winning goal in the 118th minute to seal a 4-3 Nantes victory. The goal is Bedoya'sfourth in the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder'slast six games.

Bedoya beganthe game on the bench before being substituted on in the 108th minute of action.

Everton beat Arsenal, Aron Johannsson and Alejandro Bedoya score

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Fulham exit FA Cup, Nantes out of Coupe de la Ligue

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Chelsea land Senegal international Papy Djilobodji from Nantes

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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of defender Papy Djilobodji from Nantes. The Ligue 1 club announced his departure for Stamford Bridge earlier on Tuesday's transfer deadline day, and the Premier League champions later confirmed the 26-year-old Senegal international defender's arrival on a four-year contract.

Chelsea land Senegal international Papy Djilobodji from Nantes

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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of defender Papy Djilobodji from Nantes. The Ligue 1 club announced his departure for Stamford Bridge earlier on Tuesday's transfer deadline day, and the Premier League champions later confirmed the 26-year-old Senegal international defender's arrival on a four-year contract.

Done Deal: Chelsea secure latest signing, medical today

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Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Nantes defenderPapy Djilobodji, according to reports from French newspaper L'Equipe.

The Blues have reportedly paid a paltry fee of€3mfor the 26-year-old Senegal defender.

Chelsea turn attention to Nantes defender Djilobodji with £2.2 million offer

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Chelsea are bidding to solve their defensive troubles with Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji as a switch from Nantes nears completion.

The Premier League champions have conceded nine goals in four games in accruing four points to sit eight adrift of leaders Manchester City.

Chelsea's pursuit of John Stones has been repelled by Everton and reports in the French media say a euros three million (£2.

Chelsea open talks to sign 26-year-old Senegal defender

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Premier League champions Chelsea are determined to sign at least one centre-back before the transfer deadline day.

The Blues have made a poor start to the season, having suffered two defeats already in their opening four games.

3 To See: Ajax, Chelsea v Manchester United, PSG – Sunday’s must-see football

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Ajax vs PSV (Eredivisie)

Sunday 19th January 2014 – Kickoff 15:30 BST

Perhaps not the biggest in Holland, perhaps not the most important game in this season but there is something about this fixture that should hopefully make for compulsive viewing.

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Nantes – OL : passing the hurdle

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Lyon's busy road to Europe goes West today as FC Nantes stands up as this week's hurdle.
After last week's hiccup in Rennes, OL can't afford to stop gaining ground on the teams above. The problem is, Nantes is hardly a good candidate to go past.

Currently 9th with 1 point less than OL, the west coast club's main strength is its defense (ranked fifth of L1 overall); but if they finally went out of a Coupe de la Ligue semi-final, one should not forget it was after a very decent game against PSG.

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic Nets Yet Another Cracker: Lobs ‘Keeper With Perfectly-Weighted Long-Range Effort

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By Alan Duffy

While Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi inhabit the most upper of upper echelons of the game, just one floor below you'll find the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who now has quite the collection of magnificent goals. And against Nantes in theCoupe de la Ligue on Tuesday night, the Swedish superstar produced yet another moment of magic.