France’s two biggest clubs, Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, are set to meet Friday evening in a re-arranged league fixture at the Stade Velodrome. The original match was postponed at short notice on October 25 after a swine flu outbreak at PSG.
Immigration Minister Eric Besson’s call for a national debate about French identity has drawn criticism from the left-leaning press. Is this just a bid to win over voters from the far-right Front National party?
A football match between Olympique Marseille and Paris Saint Germain was cancelled yesterday over fears that fans of the Paris side might spread the swine flu. Le Parisien reports how clashes broke out between fans.
Three-times French League Cup winners Paris St Germain won 1-0 at Boulogne on Wednesday to earn their place in the fourth round as Ligue 1 strugglers Saint Etienne thrashed Nice 4-1. Top-flight Auxerre were knocked out 2-1 by Ligue 2 side Sedan.
A late goal for striker Bafetimbi Gomis (picture) helped a lacklustre Lyon side rescue a 1-1 draw Sunday against Paris Saint-Germain in France's Ligue 1. At the end of the sixth day, title holders Bordeaux remain alone in the top spot.
Club-record signing Lisandro López struck an equaliser on debut with Olympique Lyonnais for a 2-2 draw at Le Mans UC 72 on the opening day of the French season. On Sunday, champions Bordeaux open their campaign at home to Ligue 2 winners RC Lens.