Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

When big companies want to do good

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

FOCUS

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

Read more

ENCORE!

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday : The Best of the Bard

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

The Tour de France, a PR machine

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Coverage of the third plane crash in one week - from France, Algeria and Burkina Faso

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Coverage of the plane crash that took 116 lives - almost half of them French

Read more

DEBATE

Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Brazzaville ceasefire talks deliver fragile deal

Read more

  • Live: ‘No survivors’ from Algerian plane crash, says Hollande

    Read more

  • Paris bans new Gaza protest scheduled for Saturday

    Read more

  • French families grieve for Algerian plane crash victims

    Read more

  • Protest against Gaza offensive turns deadly in West Bank

    Read more

  • LA Times wipes France off the map in air crash infographic

    Read more

  • Tour de France fans bring the ambience to the Pyrenees

    Read more

  • Halal tourism on the rise

    Read more

  • French lawyer files complaint against Israel at ICC

    Read more

  • Ukraine names acting PM after Yatseniuk's shock resignation

    Read more

  • BNP to pay $80 million for defrauding Dept of Agriculture

    Read more

  • Deadly strike on UN shelter in Gaza Strip

    Read more

  • Wreckage of Algeria plane found in Mali

    Read more

  • Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan

    Read more

  • Italy’s Nibali cruises to victory in 18th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

Goalkeeper Coupet to leave Lyon

Latest update : 2008-05-24

French international goalkeeper Gregory Coupet said he would leave his Lyon club after playing the French Cup final against Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday. The 35-year-old player has spent 11 years as the top goalkeeper for the French Champions.

Goalkeeper Gregory Coupet will play his last match for Lyon in the French Cup final on Saturday, the France international announced on the club's website on Friday.

Coupet issued the news after taking part in training at the seven-time champions' Stade Gerland ahead of Saturday's clash with Paris Saint Germain at the Stade de France.

"Yes, I'm leaving, it had become an open secret," the 35-year-old Coupet confirmed. "My way of saying thank you to the fans will be to win the Cup by being invincible."

Coupet joined Lyon in 1997 and aside from his seven French league titles he moves on with a French league Cup title in 2001.

The former Saint Etienne keeper has turned out 29 times for his national team, stepping out from under Fabian Barthez's shadow after the 2006 World Cup.

His first cap came against Australia in the 2001 Confederations Cup.

Coupet has been consistently linked to London club Tottenham but he has denied he has signed for the English League Cup winners.

Date created : 2008-05-23

COMMENT(S)