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  • PSG aim to complete clean sweep of domestic prizes

    Paris Saint-Germain are overwhelming favourites to become the first French club ever to complete a clean sweep of the domestic honours as they take on second-tier Auxerre in the French Cup final on Saturday. The capital giants head to the Stade de France having already won a third consecutive…

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  • Ben Arfa and Puel at Nice next season

    Former Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa "will be a Nice player next season" alongside coach Claude Puel, the club president announced on Wednesday. Ben Arfa had played a game with Newcastle's reserves during the summer of 2014 before being loaned out to Premier League rivals Hull City. "Hatem Ben…

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  • Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo lead AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) -- Juventus took over as team of the week in the AP Global Football 10 on Tuesday for its two big wins, including a 2-1 victory over Lazio in the Italian Cup final.

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  • African champion Renard named as Lille coach

    Lille on Monday named two-time African Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard to replace Rene Girard as manager of the French Ligue 1 club on a three-year deal. Renard, 46, led Ivory Coast to Africa's showpiece football title in February 2015 and three years previously also famously guided…

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  • Drogba, Ayew make emotional farewells

    African football legends Didier Drogba and Andre Ayew made emotional farewells at the weekend from clubs they have served with distinction, as most European leagues ended. Veteran Ivory Coast striker Drogba was carried off the Stamford Bridge pitch by team-mates after retiring injured during a 3-1…

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  • Keeping home-grown stars the key for Lyon

    Hubert Fournier's side pushed overwhelming favourites Paris Saint-Germain almost all the way in the race for the title, only seeing their dream of a first Ligue 1 crown since 2008 ended with a game to spare. Lacazette scored 27 league goals, a club record in a league campaign, while Fekir had…

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  • Monaco claims final Champions League birth

    Yannick Ferreira Carrasco scored the winner as Monaco beat Lorient 1-0 to secure a third-place finish in the French league on Saturday and claim the final qualifying birth for the Champions League. With newly-crowned champion Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon already guaranteed the first two spots,…

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  • Monaco secure Champions League return

    Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season's Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Saturday. A first-half goal by Yannick Ferreira Carrasco was enough to help the Principality side…

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  • Ancelotti to take sabbatical if sacked by Madrid

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he will take a year out if he is dismissed by the Spanish giants in the coming days after failing to win a major trophy this season. Widespread reports in the Spanish press have claimed that the Italian is set to be replaced by Napoli boss Rafael Benitez just…

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  • Angers return to Ligue 1 after 21-year wait

    Angers won promotion to France's Ligue 1 on Friday after a 3-0 victory over Nimes in second division action guaranteed their place in the top flight for the first time since 1994. Angers held off Dijon and Nancy in the battle for third spot behind the goal scoring exploits of striker Jonathan…

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  • PSG world's top-paying team - report

    London (AFP) - French champions Paris Saint-Germain pay their players higher salaries than any other team in world sport, according to figures published on Wednesday.

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  • African champion Renard to join Lille

    Lille are close to signing two-time African Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard to replace Rene Girard, who on Tuesday agreed to quit the French Ligue 1 club. Renard led Ivory Coast to Africa's showpiece football title in February 2015 and three years previously also famously guided Zambia…

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  • Monaco make Fabinho loan move permanent

    Monaco (AFP) - Monaco announced on Tuesday that Brazilian right back Fabinho's loan from Portuguese outfit Rio Ave has been made into a permanent deal.

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  • Ayew named Ligue 1 African player of the year

    Ghana forward Andre Ayew celebrated his final days with Marseille by being named on Monday best African player in France's Ligue 1. The winger -- a member of the Ghana side that lost to Ivory Coast 9-8 on penalties in this year's Africa Cup of Nations final -- was picked by a jury of journalists…

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  • Lacazette, Blanc take honours in French end-of-season awards

    Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette was named France's player of the year at a ceremony in Paris on Sunday as Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc won the Ligue 1 coach of the year prize. Lacazette won the award, voted for by his peers, ahead of PSG trio Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore and Marco…

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  • Lyon to let talented misfit Gourcuff go

    The rollercoaster career of former France international Yoann Gourcuff suffered a new blow Sunday when Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed he was surplus to requirements. "He's a great player but he just couldn't fit in," Aulas said of the 28-year-old he signed in 2010 for 22 million euros…

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  • Premier League on alert as Ayew confirms Marseille exit

    Villeneuve-d'Ascq (France) (AFP) - Ghana international forward Andre Ayew moved a step closer to a dream move to the English Premier League after announcing he would be ending a 10 year stay at French giants Marseille. The 25-year-old winger -- a member of the Ghana side that lost to Ivory Coast…

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