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  • Mourinho set to fulfil Man Utd dream

    Jose Mourinho was on the verge of fulfilling his dream of managing Manchester United on Tuesday after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a bitter end. The path was clear for the former Chelsea manager to be confirmed as the new United boss after Van Gaal was sacked Monday -- the…

  • Houllier set to rejoin Lyon as general manager

    Former Lyon coach Gerard Houllier is set to rejoin the French Ligue 1 runners-up as general manager, club president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Monday. The return of the 68-year-old Houllier, who coached the Rhone club to two Ligue 1 titles during his previous spell from 2005-07, depends on him…

  • Atletico buy French second division side Lens

    Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid on Monday completed the takeover of bankrupt French second division side Lens through a Luxembourg company. "We hope to bring in Atletico's expertise," said Ignacio Aguillo, a member of the Spanish side's board, told a press conference after a French…

  • Euro 2016 security concerns grow after French Cup incidents

    The French football federation opened disciplinary proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille on Monday following incidents during the French Cup final that raised major concerns only a few weeks before the country hosts the European Championship. Despite a two-meter high security wall…

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  • Marseille, PSG face action over Stade de France disturbances

    The French Football Federation (FFF) opened disciplinary proceedings against both Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, after crowd disturbances in the French Cup final at the Stade de France at the weekend raised further concerns about security just weeks before Euro 2016. "The body…

  • Conte fine-tunes Italy's Euro 2016 squad

    Milan (AFP) - Italy coach Antonio Conte cut several Euro 2016 hopefuls from a preliminary squad on Monday as he unveiled a 30-man group for the Azzurri's second pre-competition training camp.

  • From champs to flops, assessing the European soccer season

    The nine-month chase for silverware is almost over for European clubs. All that's left to contest is the Champions League final on Saturday - a derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Then the focus shifts to the European Championship in France in June and July.

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  • PSG faces tough task replacing talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Famed for his lack of modesty as much as outrageous goals, Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended his Paris Saint-Germain career with a typically brash message. Despite his spectacular scoring - 156 goals in 180 games, including a career-high 38 in the league and 50 overall this season - Ibrahimovic was not the…

    The Associated Press
  • Ibrahimovic lifts French Cup in PSG swansong

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals and set up another as Paris Saint-Germain defeated bitter rivals Marseille 4-2 to clinch a 10th French Cup title on Saturday in the Swede's final game with the club. Blaise Matuidi struck PSG's opening goal inside two minutes at the Stade de France, but…

  • Ibrahimovic scores 2 as PSG beats Marseille 4-2 in Cup final

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended his Paris Saint-Germain career in style by reaching 50 goals in an outstanding farewell season as bitter rival Marseille was beaten 4-2 in the French Cup final on Saturday. Ibrahimovic scored a penalty at the start of the second half and showed his altruistic side, picking…

    The Associated Press
  • Argentina call on Messi, Aguero for Copa but Tevez snubbed

    Buenos Aires (AFP) - Argentina coach Gerardo Martino named his 23-man squad for the Copa America on Friday, pinning his hopes on Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero but ignoring Carlos Tevez.

  • Ex-France star Ginola improving after quadruple heart bypass

    Former French international star David Ginola was described as "awake and improving" after undergoing a quadruple heart bypass on Friday, Professor Gilles Dreyfus, who carried out the operation, told AFP. "He was very lucky," Dreyfus said, on hearing that French pop star Matt Pokora, a renowned…

  • Departing Ibrahimovic hoping to sign off with French Cup

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic will aim to lift one final trophy as the curtain comes down on his record-shattering Paris Saint-Germain career in Saturday's French Cup final against bitter rivals Marseille. Ibrahimovic, who obliterated Pauleta's club goals record earlier this season and now stands on 154 from…

  • Ex-French football star Ginola suffers heart attack - report

    Former French international star David Ginola suffered a suspected heart attack on Thursday and was airlifted to hospital, the Nice-Matin newspaper reported. Who ever voted for a World Cup in Qatar in the summer?" Ginola tweeted. Ginola had been playing golf with other personalties at Mandelieu…

  • Hakan Calhanoglu: The greatest free kick specialist in the game today

    The Bayer Leverkusen and Turkey midfielder might be the best at finding back of the net from behind a human wall.

    FC Yahoo
  • Girard keeping expectations in check at Nantes

    New Nantes coach Rene Girard said on Tuesday that his target at the club is just to bring them consistent top-10 finishes in Ligue 1, after taking over from Michel Der Zakarian. The Canaries finished down in 14th place under Armenian-born Der Zakarian after a 4-0 thrashing at champions Paris…

  • Barcelona, Luis Suarez lead AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) -- Barcelona and Luis Suarez led the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday after the Catalan club won the Spanish league title.

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  • France set to kick off Euro 2016 preparations in Biarritz

    Biarritz (France) (AFP) - Euro 2016 hosts France kick off preparations for next month's tournament with a first training camp from Tuesday in Biarritz on the southwestern French coast.

  • Monday Morning Manager - WK38

    Neal Thurman wraps up a Premier League season that left almost every club disappointed but had the Leicester City Story to make up for it all.

  • Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp

    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…