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newsfootball4 months ago

Manchester United and others were interested but made family decision, reveals Dimitri Payet

Olympique Marseille captain Dimitri Payet has revealed that he rejected a move to Manchester United and a few others for Marseille because it was the best decision for him and his family. The 35-year-old left West Ham in 2017, after spending 18 months, and re-signed for the Stade Velodrome side.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Nice-Marseille match abandoned, punishments determined by LFP after pitch invasion mayhem

The Ligue de Football Professional (LFP) is set to dole out sanctions as they responded to violent scenes which led to the abandonment of a Ligue 1 match. The LFP has decided that Nice's next match will be held behind closed doors after the chaos that ensued in their match against Marseille.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball3 years ago

From chaos and eccentricity to stability via Andre Villa Boas: How Marseille has become happy again

It’s the early months of the 2014/15 season and we’re in France, watching as Olympique Marseille and the eccentric Marcelo Bielsa rule the Ligue 1 for fourteen glorious weeks. It was some of the best football the French side had played in a long time and even three losses couldn’t knock them off.
Siddhant Lazar
newsfootball3 years ago

ISL Transfer Round-up | Amey Ranawade returns to FC Goa

Indian Super League 2018-19 runner-up FC Goa have decided to buy back 21-year-old enforcer Amey Ranawade for a second season after he had last played for them in the 2017-18 campaign. In other transfers, Mumbai City FC have roped in Tunisian midfielder Mohamed Larbi for the upcoming season.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

Bilic feels ‘let down’ and ‘angry’ about Dimitri Payet’s transfer request

West Ham United have been rocked by Dimitri Payet’s transfer request just 11 months after he signed a new contract with the Premier League club. West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is ‘angry’ about the whole situation but has refused to budge under pressure from the French international.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball6 years ago

Fantasy Premier League 2016-17: Players to pick for gameweek 5

Rebant Malhotra
featurefootball6 years ago

Euro 2016 | Griezmann, Ronaldo, and Bale in team of the tournament

The football carnival in Europe came to a close yesterday after Eder’s strike crowned Portugal as the champions. Although the tournament was not the best in terms of quality, it surely had some big individual stars. Here is our team for the tournament.
Arun S Kaimal
reportfootball6 years ago

Euro 2016 | Portugal are champions of Europe

In a nail-biting finish at the Stade de France, Portugal edged past France 1-0 in extra time to secure their first-ever European championship title. Second half substitute Eder’s 109th-minute strike proved to be the difference between the two teams in the match, which ended 0-0 in normal time.
Arun S Kaimal
reportfootball6 years ago

Euro 2016 | France crush Iceland’s fairytale run to enter semis

An emphatic display of football from France ended Iceland’s fairytale run in the 2016 Euro on Sunday after the host nation defeated them 5-2 in the quarter-final. Olivier Giroud’s brace and goals from Pogba, Payet, and Griezmann helped the hosts set up a semi-final clash with World Champs Germany.
Arun S Kaimal
featurefootball6 years ago

From Zlatan to Vardy: Is the trend of top clubs pursuing older players here to stay?

Recent rumours and transfer news seem to indicate that, clubs are now more than willing to spend on players approaching the “twilight” of their careers. This article coincidentally looks at four players who are all 29 years old and are linked with moves.
Abhinav Kini