‘Le Classique’, French football’s fallen icon

16 Mar

Le Classique, the match between PSG and Marseille, was once a clash of two strong forces, akin to Spain’s Clasico pitting Real Madrid against Barcelona. But in light of PSG’s hegemony over Ligue 1, Sunday’s game is expected to be one-sided.

Macron aide scandal deepens amid claims of cover-up

21 Jul

French President Emmanuel Macron is facing a growing crisis as investigators detained one of his top security aides after a video emerged of him beating a protester in May. A parliamentary inquiry has been set up to examine allegations of a cover-up.

France take on Argentina in clash of the underperformers

29 Jun

Yet to find their form in Russia, France meet an Argentina side on Saturday that – despite Lionel Messi’s presence – barely scraped through the group stage. It seems that, in this battle of the disappointments, Les Bleus may well have the edge.