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French Cup round of 16 draw made
French Cup round of 16 draw made

Players in action during the French Cup.Following is the draw made on Thursday for the French Cup round of 16 ahead of Saturday's last round of 32 game between fifth division sides Granville and Sarreguemines (Ligue 1 teams until stated; L2 for Ligue 2; CFA for fourth division French Amateur Championship; CFA2 for fifth division), according to Xinhua.Saint-Malo (CFA) vs Gazelec AjaccioSarre-Union (CFA) vs LorientParis Saint-Germain 

Jan 22 2016
7 transfers that dramatically changed the fortunes of a football club
7 transfers that dramatically changed the fortunes of a football club

Football is a team sport. 11 play on each side and everyone needs to pitch in for the team to win.  That much we know for a fact. If we were to extend that logically, we could state that one man cannot possibly decide the fate of a football club on his own.    Logic, though, oftentimes falls flat in the face of pure footballing genius. Here we celebrate 7 instances in the modern era (’90s onwards), where footballing genius

Jan 22 2016
Alexandre Lacazette expresses desire to move to England next season
Alexandre Lacazette expresses desire to move to England next season

Alexandre Lacazette in action during Lyon’s 1-1 draw against PSGAlexandre Lacazette one of the most sought after strikers from Lyon wants to join the Premeir League next year. Transfer rumours are already doing the rounds and offers had been made from Newcastle United and Stoke City for a possible switch. However, Telegraph reported that their offers have been turned down by the French club.Lacazette has made his position pretty clear by as

Jan 17 2016
Mathieu Valbuena wants to play with Karim Benzema in the 2016 UEFA European Championship
Mathieu Valbuena wants to play with Karim Benzema in the 2016 UEFA European Championship

Valbuena with Benzema at a training camp in France.Mathieu Valbuena, the France midfielder who was the victim of a sex tape blackmail scandal involving Karim Benzema, pointed out on Sunday that he would be willing to play alongside the Real Madrid star in the national team during Euro 2016.'We will see how it goes, but yes, no problem, anything is possible. It (the blackmail incident) wasn't like it was a murder,' the 31-year-old

Jan 12 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 9 January 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 9 January 2016

Will Mario Gotze reunite with Jurgen Klopp? January brings with it a lot of mid-season crisis as well as solutions. The transfer mill is expected to be the same this time around with many clubs seeking reinforcements and many players seeking a new start.  There has been a buzz around many players and clubs, with players seeking moves away from their respective clubs for various reasons from playing time to better contracts. Nonetheless

Transfer news and rumours of the day: January 7, 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: January 7, 2016

Jurgen Klopp is looking for reinforcements as Liverpool face injury crisis January brings with it a lot of mid-season crisis as well as solutions. The transfer mill is expected to be the same this time around with many clubs seeking reinforcements and many players seeking a new start.  There has been a buzz around many players and clubs, with players seeking moves away from their respective clubs for various reasons from playing time t

Jan 7 2016
Mathieu Valbuena expresses disappointment over Karim Benzema's involvement in blackmail scandal
Mathieu Valbuena expresses disappointment over Karim Benzema's involvement in blackmail scandal

Karim Benzema remains under judicial custody after being charged for his involvement in the scandal Lyon midfielder Mathieu Valbuena has slammed French national teammate Karim Benzema for letting him down with his involvement in the alleged blackmail of the former over a sex tape reports Eurosport.   Benzema has been charged with conspiring to commit a criminal act and complicity to blackmail - offences which carry a prison sentence o

Nov 28 2015
UEFA say Champions League and Europa League games will go ahead next week
UEFA say Champions League and Europa League games will go ahead next week

Clubs will see extra security at the stadiums to ensure no untoward incidents take place After the recent terror attack at the Stade de France during the international friendly between France and Germany and the cancellation of the friendly between Germany and Netherlands last night, UEFA has announced that the matches in the Champions League and Europa League will go ahead as planned, according to The Guardian. The fifth round of the C

Nov 18 2015
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema charged for role in sex tape blackmail plot
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema charged for role in sex tape blackmail plot

Karim Benzema admits his role in the sex tape blackmail plot  Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was questioned on Wednesday as part of an investigation into blackmailing compatriot Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape and the player has now been charged by the concerned authorities, Eurosport confirmed. The 27-year-old was placed in custody after being summoned for his alleged wrongdoing on Wednesday morning by the French police

Nov 5 2015
UEFA Champions League round-up: Bayern Munich rip Arsenal apart, Barcelona Chelsea notch wins
UEFA Champions League round-up: Bayern Munich rip Arsenal apart, Barcelona Chelsea notch wins

Bayern Munich produced a stunning display of clinical football to blow Arsenal away German giants Bayern Munich demolished Arsenal as they put five past Petr Cech in a 5-1 win at the Allianz Arena in their Champions League group stage clash on Wednesday night. Thomas Muller bagged a brace as Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and David Alaba all got on the scoresheet for Bayern. Olivier Giroud added a consolation for the Gunners in the second

Nov 5 2015
Benzema arrested during investigation into alleged blackmail of Valbuena over sex tape
Benzema arrested during investigation into alleged blackmail of Valbuena over sex tape

Karim Benzema is currently out with a hamstring injury Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been arrested by the French Police in connection with the alleged blackmail of compatriot Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape, as per the reports on Mirror. Benzema was taken into custody on Tuesday to be questioned about the alleged crime while former Liverpool forward Djibril Cisse was also questioned about the affair last month but was later re

Nov 4 2015
Premier League, En Garde
Premier League, En Garde

New Aston Villa boss, Remi Garde "He was 30 at the time, but he seemed much older. I think most of us saw him as a virtual player-coach, even though he wasn't part of the coaching team," said former Arsenal defender, Adrian Clarke. "At a time when the old guard were sceptical about Wenger and his methods, he was almost a link between them and the new gaffer." Lee Dixon, another Arsenal defender, said, "...

Nov 3 2015
5 players who deserved to be shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or but didn't make it
5 players who deserved to be shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or but didn't make it

Cristiano Ronaldo won the award in 2014 FIFA recently released the 23 strong list of male footballers who will compete for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. The usual suspects Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were joined by many of their teammates and other world class footballers from around the world or to be more exact from around Europe. Many names that most people expected to be in there have made the list, but surprisingly some of t

Oct 21 2015
All-time Ligue 1 top goal scorers
All-time Ligue 1 top goal scorers

Zlatan moved to PSG in 2012 and has scored almost 100 goals, but it is unlikely he will reach the top 10 Since its inception in 1932, the Ligue 1 has largely been dominated by Marseille and Saint-Étienne (10 league titles each), with their major competition coming from Paris Saint-Germain, Nantes, Monaco & Lyon. The premier division of France boasts of some extremely gifted individuals and also pack some of the best strikers in t

Oct 19 2015
David De Gea reveals the best players in various categories he has played with and against
David De Gea reveals the best players in various categories he has played with and against

David De Gea picks the best teammates and opponents he has played with and against Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, has revealed the names of players he considers the best in various categories. In an interview with Manchester United’s official website, the Spanish goalkeeper picked a player he has played with and a player he has played against, in accordance with the attributes. We t

Oct 14 2015
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