Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE OBSERVERS

Muslims and Christians clean up Bangui, and violence spirals out of control in Algeria's Gardaia

Read more

FASHION

Who's next in Paris, an event with international ready-to-wear and fashion accessories collections

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Is there such thing as 'telegenic' victims of war?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

2014-07-22 07:21 IN THE FRENCH PRESS

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Read more

WEB NEWS

Online scammers exploit MH17 crash

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Too many graphic images from Gaza ?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Gaza: online reactions

Read more

  • Hollande says French warship delivery will ‘depend on Russia’s attitude’

    Read more

  • Israel identifies ‘missing’ soldier in Gaza

    Read more

  • Ukraine rebels release bodies, black boxes from flight MH17

    Read more

  • A call for harmony in riot-hit ‘Little Jerusalem’ Paris suburb

    Read more

  • Widodo poised to become Indonesian president

    Read more

  • An ‘explosion of violence’: French press reacts to Gaza protests

    Read more

  • Notorious ‘VIP’ prison in Paris closed for renovations

    Read more

  • Christians in Iraq's Mosul face execution or exodus

    Read more

  • Scores killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

    Read more

  • Ukraine football players refuse to return home after friendly in France

    Read more

  • China steps up communist education to guard against ‘moral decline’

    Read more

  • French rugby stars attacked with machetes and swords

    Read more

  • Hollande announces new military operation in West Africa

    Read more

  • Kristoff wins Tour’s flat Stage 15

    Read more

Sport

Audio: The week in French sports

Text by Emmanuel VERSACE

Latest update : 2011-02-28

This week on "Le Sportcast": Five contenders are in the running for the Ligue 1 title, but who's got what it takes to win? And after France's defeat against England in the Six Nations, what lessons can French coach Lievremont take away from the loss?



This week in Le Sportcast, France 24 sport correspondent Louis Massie, rugby editor Thibault Lieurade, and Etienne Michon of Backpagefootball.com, break down the latest French rugby and football news.

Football – Ligue 1

FOOTBALL: LIGUE 1 STANDINGS

Five clubs - Lille, Rennes, Marseille, Paris St Germain (PSG), Lyon – “se jouer dans un mouchoir de poche” (in English, “playing on a handkerchief”) to use a French expression, meaning the Ligue 1 top table is too close to call with just four points separating them. Marseille, PSG and Rennes easily won their respective games against mid-table teams. The highlight of Day 25 was the much expected face-off between leader Lille and the league's most expensive squad Lyon that ended on a disappointing draw (1-1). All of them are within touching distance of the title, but who's got what it takes to win the league?

Rugby – Six Nations

It was not exactly Waterloo but France's defeat (17-9) at Twickenham against England on Saturday, raises some serious questions about French manager Marc Lievremont's coaching and his ability to drive the team to the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

Date created : 2011-02-28

COMMENT(S)