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France v Ireland World Cup Qualifier: Thierry Henry Handball

Afshin Afshar, lastkick.com Hey football fans, By now you have heard plenty of opinions about the France Ireland controversy, or to be more specific the Henry goal controversy. Looking at the reply there is really no controversy, the man handled the ball, and as a result the Irish are out of the World Cup. This

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Profile: Gael Clichy

Published on July 16, 2008 by in France, Profile

goal.com In spite of the turmoil at Arsenal in recent weeks, with the transfer rumours concerning Emmanuel Adebayor and Alexander Hleb that just won’t go away, there was some good news for Gunners fans when Gael Clichy signed a new long-term deal with the club. However, there was a time when it looked as though

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Profile: Claude Puel

Published on June 20, 2008 by in France, Profile

goal.com Robin Bairner looks at the latest manager to attempt to guide Olympique Lyonnais to European success… Claude Puel was appointed General Manager at Olympique Lyon earlier this week but his is a name likely to be only known by those with an interest in French football. By moving to the Stade Gerland Puel is

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Profile: Samir Nasri

Published on June 19, 2008 by in France, Profile

goal.com Euro2008 may not have brought the international recognition that Samir Nasri deserves, but the Frenchman’s star remains in the ascendancy as he is set to secure a move to Arsenal… “The Next Zidane” Just as every diminutive attacking midfielder player that shows promise born in Argentina is dubbed “the next Maradona” in France there

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EURO 2008 – Forget the insults, Materazzi now quotes JFK

Published on June 6, 2008 by in Europe, France, Italy

By Mark Meadows BADEN, Austria, June 6 (Reuters) – Italy defender Marco Materazzi can do more than insult his opponents, he can even quote former U.S. President John F Kennedy. The 34-year-old, best known for provoking France’s Zinedine Zidane to head-butt him in the chest at the 2006 World Cup final, is fed up with

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PROFILE: Platini faces greatest challenge yet

Published on January 26, 2007 by in France, Profile

1/26/2007 Kevin Fylan DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – Michel Platini, the man who captained France to their 1984 European Championship victory, faces an even greater test of his leadership abilities after winning election as UEFA president on Friday. The 51-year-old former midfielder pledged during his campaign against the incumbent Swede Lennart Johansson to limit the number

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New Zidanesque movement taking over France!

Published on July 16, 2006 by in Afshin Afshar, France

07/16/2006 Afshin Afshar, lastkick.com A new movement is taking over in France and it is targeting visitors and foreigners. American Embassy in Paris issued a safety warning to all American citizens currently living and traveling in France. Meanwhile the State Department and Pentagon are working on an evacuation plan to airlift all American citizens to

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