Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

A landslide victory for the 'invisible candidate' in Algeria's Presidential polls

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 18 April 2014

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 18 April 2014 (part 2)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Presidential adviser resigns over "shoe-shine scandal"

Read more

#THE 51%

Breaking stereotypes

Read more

#TECH 24

Galaxy S5 v. HTC One (M8): Which is the right one for you?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

New PM Manuel Valls outlines priorities

Read more

FASHION

Jean-Marc Loubier, bags and shoes.

Read more

ENCORE!

Hip-hop musician Beat Assailant on mixing the sounds of the city

Read more

  • French journalists abducted in Syria freed

    Read more

  • Le Pen’s National Front fail to woo Britain’s Eurosceptics

    Read more

  • South Korea ferry captain defends decision to delay evacuation

    Read more

  • In pictures: French kite festival takes flight

    Read more

  • Scores killed in South Sudan cattle raid

    Read more

  • VIDEO: Anti-Semitic leaflets in Eastern Ukraine condemned

    Read more

  • In pictures: Good Friday celebrated across the globe

    Read more

  • Bouteflika, the ghost president

    Read more

  • Does Valls’ upcoming Vatican trip violate French secularism?

    Read more

  • Ukraine separatists say ‘not bound’ by Geneva deal

    Read more

  • Abel Ferrara’s hotly awaited DSK film to premiere on web

    Read more

  • Obama signs bill to block controversial Iran diplomat from UN post

    Read more

  • Ukraine: ‘One bloody incident could scupper Geneva deal’

    Read more

  • Astronomers discover Earth-like planet that could support life

    Read more

  • Indian election: Votes for sale

    Read more

  • World honours Garcia Marquez’s magical literary legacy

    Read more

  • In pictures: Iranian woman pardons son’s killer at the gallows

    Read more

  • Algeria's ailing Bouteflika clinches fourth term amid fraud claims

    Read more

  • Top Hollande adviser resigns over conflict of interest accusation

    Read more

  • West African Ebola outbreak caused by new strain of virus

    Read more

  • Stagehand of God? Maradona's legendary goal inspires a play

    Read more

Sport

USA’s Davies World Cup hopes fade as he’s ruled out for season

©

Text by Emmanuel VERSACE

Latest update : 2010-04-22

US striker Charlie Davies, who is under contract with French football team Sochaux, has been ruled out for the rest of the season possibly jeopardising his chances of playing in the World Cup 2010.

Sochaux football club president Alexandre Lacombe told a local French paper Est-Republicain on Thursday that US striker Charlie Davies will be out for the rest of the French Ligue 1 season.

Davies, 23, survived a near-fatal car accident on the night of October 13, 2009, close to Washington DC. The accident occurred three nights after the US national team qualified for the World Cup after beating Honduras 3-2.

During an interview with FRANCE 24 in March, Davies said that before the devastating crash he had just begun playing football again and was hopeful about his World Cup prospects. But Sochaux football club president Alexandre Lacombe’s latest decision has raised questions about Davies’ chances of travelling to South Africa this summer.
 
“He will not play in Ligue 1 this season,” Lancombe told Est-Republicain. “He is fine and that’s the most important thing. Since no longer needing his wheelchair, he has struggled to regain fitness. However, he is running and has started to play the ball again. The chance of playing in the World Cup has been driving him on since his accident, so we know he will struggle mentally if he doesn’t get selected."

 

Date created : 2010-04-22

Comments

COMMENT(S)