Christopher Nkunku, limping out of training, takes exams

The French team’s training was coming to an end on Tuesday evening, in the rain at Clairefontaine, when Christopher Nkunku was hit in the left leg in contact with Eduardo Camavinga. The real glitch of the day, perhaps. The 25-year-old Leipzig striker was unable to resume play, and left the field limping and grimacing, after … Read more

OL sale postponed to November 17, John Textor under pressure

A joint press release from OL Groupe, Holnest (the family holding company of Jean-Michel Aulas), IDG Capital (the Chinese investors who are selling their shares), Pathé and Eagle Football (the company of John Textor) announced, this Monday morning, a new deadline for the sale of Olympique Lyonnais: all parties have agreed on a “new date … Read more

France-Austria: what consequences in the event of a descent into the League of Nations?

Since June, the France team has lost any chance of defending its title in the League of Nations. She can no longer join Denmark at the top of group 1 and is already excluded from the Final Four which she won in October 2021 in Italy against Spain (2-1) after having dismissed Belgium in the … Read more

Didier Deschamps remains firm on Olivier Giroud

So far, there is no apparent turnaround. Asked about Olivier Giroud this Wednesday, on the eve of France-Denmark, Didier Deschamps did not seem particularly moved by the player’s foot calls, direct or indirect, promising that he could be an exemplary substitute during the World Cup . “There were other players that I didn’t take in … Read more

Transfers: Houssem Aouar (OL) agrees with Nottingham Forest

Houssem Aouar, who has long dreamed of the Premier League, has agreed with Nottingham Forest on the terms of a transfer, at the end of his contract with OL, as announced by several media. It’s probably not the kind of club he hopes for in 2020, the day after his remarkable Champions League Final 8 … Read more

Peter Bosz (OL): “Tolisso is not ready to play 90 minutes”

Deprived of their trip to Lorient last Friday due to the degraded state of the pitch at Moustoir, OL compensated for this inactivity with two 45-minute oppositions, which allowed “to give some playing time to absent players against Ajaccio”, explained Peter Bosz in his press conference on Wednesday. OL’s Dutch coach has announced the absence … Read more

Mercato: Rennes discusses with Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti career should open this season a parenthesis in his Barcelona and the international defender (28 years old, 31 caps) is not lacking in courtiers. According to our information, Rennes is one of them and discussions have been initiated. After the departure of Nayef Aguerd for West Ham, the Breton club is looking for … Read more

Deschamps before the game against Croatia: “We should all complain”

“Do the constraints of this end of the season, in your team compositions, annoy you?Nothing annoys me, I adapt, I make sure not to take risks with those who have little worries. This is not a squad review, but all the teams have to change from one game to another, at the end of the … Read more

Didier Deschamps before Croatia-France: “Presnel Kimpembe will be captain”

I watched it live, and afterwards, in some detail, including the situations of the two buts. There are things we need to do better, on alignment and managing depth, especially when the ball carrier is off target, which can also happen in a four-man defence. The only difference is that at three, the three of … Read more