Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

Read more

FOCUS

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Read more

ENCORE!

Haute Couture: the hand-stitched clothing made in Paris that sells for the price of small yachts

Read more

  • Putin revives old Cuban flame and eyes Latin American minerals

    Read more

  • Kerry holds all-night talks with Afghan presidential rivals

    Read more

  • Netanyahu resists international pressure to stop air strikes on Gaza

    Read more

  • Ukraine promises retaliation after rebel assault

    Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

  • Cleveland's NBA fans hail 'return of king' LeBron James

    Read more

  • Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

    Read more

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    Read more

  • The third-place playoff: the World Cup game no one wants to play

    Read more

  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting drops extradition appeal

    Read more

  • Kurdish forces take over two oilfields in northern Iraq

    Read more

  • Are French high school students getting smarter?

    Read more

  • Italy’s Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Disgraced Suarez leaves Liverpool for Barcelona

    Read more

  • In pictures: Chanel, Dior and so much more at the Paris couture shows

    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

Comments

COMMENT(S)