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  • Lyon lose Grenier for four months

    Lyon (AFP) - Ligue 1 runners-up Lyon suffered a major blow when it was confirmed by the club on Wednesday French international midfielder Clement Grenier will be unavailable for four months after rupturing a tendon in his thigh.

  • Why Angel Di Maria's time at Man United wasn't a complete failure

    United stands to lose money in selling the underachieving Argentine to Paris Saint-Germain, but the Red Devils did gain something back from its record $90 million-plus fee for the former Real Madrid man.

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  • Free agent Diaby joins Marseille

    Marseille (AFP) - Injury-plagued French international midfielder Abou Diaby, released by Arsenal at the end of last season, has joined Marseille, the Ligue 1 club announced.

  • Marseille agree deal for injury-plagued Diaby

    Marseille (AFP) - Ligue 1 giants Marseille announced on Tuesday that they have "agreed a deal in principle" to bring injury-prone former Arsenal and current French international midfielder Abou Diaby to the Velodrome.

  • The big problem with Didier Drogba joining the Montreal Impact and MLS

    A striker joining MLS at age 37 after showing serious signs of slowing down sends the wrong message of where the league stands and where the league wants to go.

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  • Villa snap up Ayew

    Aston Villa have once again raided France's Ligue 1 to complete the signing of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew from Lorient. Villa announced on Monday that the 23-year-old had signed for an undisclosed fee and had penned a five-year deal in Birmingham after passing a medical. "I'm really pleased to…

  • Jovetic set for Inter switch from Manchester City

    Rome (AFP) - Montenegrin international striker Stevan Jovetic's injury-plagued spell at English side Manchester City is set to come to an end as he is to join Serie A outfit Inter Milan, the buying club announced on its' Twitter account on Sunday.

  • Villarreal add to Lyon's misery in Emirates Cup

    Villarreal piled on the pain for Lyon with a 2-0 victory that kept alive the Spanish club's hopes of winning the Emirates Cup on Sunday. Goals from Bruno Soriano and Leo Baptistao gave Marcelino Garcia Toral's side their second win in the pre-season tournament at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium after…

  • Di Maria set for PSG move

    The stage appeared to be set Sunday for Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria to join Paris Saint Germain after spending just the one season at Old Trafford. United manager Louis van Gaal told reporters after his side's 3-1 friendly victory over Barcelona that Di Maria had failed to board a…

  • Di Maria United future in doubt after tour no-show

    The future of unsettled Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria was thrown into doubt here Saturday after it emerged the Argentine international had failed to join up with the club's US tour as scheduled. Di Maria, who has been strongly linked to a move to French giants Paris Saint Germain,…

  • FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

    FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. With the focus once more on football, the embattled FIFA leadership and much-criticized host nation…

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  • Factbox: Reaction to European qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup

    GROUP A Netherlands France Sweden Bulgaria Belarus Luxembourg FRANCE     "It is a balanced group, very strong," said French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet. "I think that the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Bulgaria, without ignoring the others (Belarus and Luxembourg). The…

  • International Champions Cup Live: Barcelona vs. Man United, PSG vs. Chelsea

    The preseason ICC heats up with two friendlies featuring European powers: Barcelona vs. Manchester United at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and then Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

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  • England drawn with Scotland in World Cup qualifying draw

    England will renew one of the oldest rivalries in football against Scotland in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after they were paired together at a lavish ceremony on Saturday. World champions Germany were put against the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan and San…

  • Lyon star Grenier set to miss start of season

    Lyon manager Hubert Fournier admits France midfielder Clement Grenier is likely to miss the start of the season after suffering a "serious injury" in Saturday's 6-0 defeat against Arsenal. The 24-year-old, who only returned to action late last season after a year on the sidelines due to a groin…

  • Rampant Arsenal hit Lyon for six

    Arsenal made a stylish start to their Emirates Cup campaign as four goals in nine minutes inspired a scintillating 6-0 rout of Lyon on Saturday. Arsene Wenger's side demolished their woeful French opponents before half-time in their first match in the four-team pre-season tournament at the…

  • Di Maria expected with United - van Gaal

    San José (United States) (AFP) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Friday he expects Angel Di Maria to join the club's US tour party this weekend, brushing off speculation linking the unsettled Argentine with a move to Paris Saint Germain. Van Gaal said Di Maria was due to report for…