The Score - Ligue 1

Ajaccio to chase Ligue 1 promotion in empty stadium due to crowd trouble

Ajaccio to chase Ligue 1 promotion in empty stadium due to crowd trouble

Ajaccio - French football authorities have ordered second division Ajaccio to face Ligue 1 playoff rivals Toulouse in an empty stadium following ugly scenes over the weekend that started with fans of
Report: Arsenal to appoint former PSG boss Unai Emery as manager

Report: Arsenal to appoint former PSG boss Unai Emery as manager

Arsenal will sign former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery as its new manager, reports the BBC's David Ornstein.Emery's appointment is a sudden shift from Manchester City assistant and former Gunner
Report: Buffon in advanced negotiations over PSG move

Report: Buffon in advanced negotiations over PSG move

Paris Saint-Germain's reported chase for Gianluigi Buffon may be nearing a resolution.According to Fabrizio Romano and Sachin Nakrani of The Guardian, the Ligue 1 champions are reportedly in advanced
Tuchel wants fans to 'fall in love' with Paris Saint-Germain

Tuchel wants fans to 'fall in love' with Paris Saint-Germain

Paris - Paris Saint-Germain did not waste time turning the page on Unai Emery's time in charge, and the arrival of the fresh-faced Thomas Tuchel marks the start of a new era.Less than 24 hours after
Ajaccio triumphs in crazy play-off to book Toulouse double-header

Ajaccio triumphs in crazy play-off to book Toulouse double-header

Ajaccio - After one postponement, four red cards, a dramatic late equaliser and a penalty shoot-out, Corsican club Ajaccio are closing in on promotion back to France's top flight.The Ligue 2 promotion
Messi wins 5th European Golden Shoe of career

Messi wins 5th European Golden Shoe of career

Lionel Messi finished the 2017-18 campaign with the fifth European Golden Shoe of his career, collecting the prize for the second season in a row.The Argentinian didn't start La Liga's final day
PSG chief Al-Khelaifi dispels Buffon rumours

PSG chief Al-Khelaifi dispels Buffon rumours

Paris - Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has poured water on suggestions Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon could step in to replace the French club's number one goalkeeper, Alphonse
Lucien Favre confirms Nice departure amid Dortmund link

Lucien Favre confirms Nice departure amid Dortmund link

Lucien Favre has overseen his last match as Nice boss.The Swiss handler, widely rumoured to take over as Borussia Dortmund manager, signed off with a 3-2 defeat at Lyon."During two seasons with us,
Toulouse forced to defend Ligue 1 spot in relegation play-off

Toulouse forced to defend Ligue 1 spot in relegation play-off

Toulouse will try to preserve its top-flight status in a two-legged play-off against either AC Ajaccio or Le Havre, with the first fixture an away game currently slated for Wednesday.The return leg is
Lyon, Monaco secure Ligue 1's final Champions League spots

Lyon, Monaco secure Ligue 1's final Champions League spots

Lyon has secured the third and final Champions League berth in Ligue 1, defeating Nice 3-2 on the final matchday to ensure it finished a solitary point above Marseille in the table.Monaco, meanwhile,
PSG goalkeeper Areola keen to stay amid Buffon rumours

PSG goalkeeper Areola keen to stay amid Buffon rumours

Paris - Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola says he intends to stay and fight for the number one shirt despite talk of Italy great Gianluigi Buffon joining the French champions."I think
Postponed Ajaccio-Le Havre play-off moved to Sunday after bus attack

Postponed Ajaccio-Le Havre play-off moved to Sunday after bus attack

Paris - The French second-division playoff between Ajaccio and Le Havre that was postponed after fans of the Corsican club attacked the visitors' team bus has been rescheduled for Sunday.Ajaccio and
Ligue 1 promotion play-off postponed after Ajaccio fans attack Le Havre bus

Ligue 1 promotion play-off postponed after Ajaccio fans attack Le Havre bus

Paris - A French second division playoff match between Ajaccio and Le Havre was postponed on Friday after fans of the Corsican club attacked the visitors' team bus.Ajaccio and Normandy-based Le Havre
Pogba issues World Cup warning to France teammates

Pogba issues World Cup warning to France teammates

London - French midfielder Paul Pogba says he and his France team-mates must approach the World Cup finals in June with the right mindset as that counts more than technical ability.The 25-year-old
Platini: 'Trickery' led to France, Brazil meeting in 1998 World Cup final

Platini: 'Trickery' led to France, Brazil meeting in 1998 World Cup final

There was "a little trickery" implemented to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the 1998 World Cup final, according to disgraced former UEFA president Michel Platini.Platini, who is
Arsenal shut out of Europa League Squad of the Season

Arsenal shut out of Europa League Squad of the Season

UEFA announced the Europa League Squad of the Season on Thursday a day after Atletico Madrid won the tournament for the third time in nine years, and there's one team noticeably absent from the 18-man
Martial, Lacazette, Payet miss out on France's 23-man World Cup squad

Martial, Lacazette, Payet miss out on France's 23-man World Cup squad

Didier Deschamps has named his 23 men.France's manager revealed his final squad list for the World Cup, electing to leave Manchester United forward Anthony Martial and Arsenal striker Alexandre
Report: NYCFC's Vieira in demand at Nantes, Nice

Report: NYCFC's Vieira in demand at Nantes, Nice

Hands up if you're a Ligue 1 club that fancies hiring current New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira.A summer after being linked with the top spot at Saint-Etienne and Rennes, the former Arsenal
UEFA charges Atletico for racist banner in Europa League final

UEFA charges Atletico for racist banner in Europa League final

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against both Atletico Madrid and Marseille for their fans' conduct during Wednesday's Europa League final, with the Spanish side facing a charge of racist
Ranieri leaving Nantes after 1 year in charge

Ranieri leaving Nantes after 1 year in charge

Nantes - French first-division club Nantes on Thursday confirmed that manager Claudio Ranieri would be leaving at the end of the season after one year in charge."The club and the coach have decided to