Uk Football:
Deschamps: ‘There is no problem with Griezmann’

Didier Deschamps enjoyed his evening at the Stade de France and the great victory of his Blues against the Netherlands, Friday evening, in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The complicity of the Griezmann-Mbappé tandem, among others, pleased him.

Can we talk about a perfect scenario tonight?
It’s a very nice evening, in a full stadium and a great atmosphere. We had a good start to the match, we were very effective. With this first half we were able to manage in the second half. The penalty saved at the end is very good; we started well, finished well, against an opponent who lacked players, it’s true, but that doesn’t take away any merit from this French team.

Are you satisfied with Randal Kolo Muani’s performance tonight?
He is confident and it shows. With his movement, percussion, dribbling, Kingsley and Kylian abilities to compensate and switch, without a fixed position, it therefore puts the opponent in difficulty. He has this quality of speed in addition, he did really good things in our offensive animation.

Can we talk about symbols when we see Kylian Mbappe offer Antoine Griezmann the Prime Minister but?
Fortunately, I don’t read everything and I don’t know everything that is said… What I do know is that these are two players who have the same objective, namely that the French team perform well. If Antoine’s disappointment lasted two minutes, that’s the maximum… There’s no problem with him, as with all the players. The positive waves released by this team in recent days have been transcribed on the ground. A symbol, I don’t know, but it’s a very good thing. They can be passers or scorers both, it brings diversity to our offensive game.

Do you confirm that the young generation is not afraid of anything?
This is not specific to the France team. They say that young people want right away, we said that in 2018 too, but it takes time. They don’t assume any questions, that’s for sure, they are already playing in the biggest European clubs, they are competitors. They have a relay to take today. They have different codes, different areas of interest, and I must admit that I don’t understand everything they sing about (a reference to hazing fame for the rookies of Clairefontaine, editor’s note). The potential is there… It also requires confirmation.

A word on Mike Maignan, at the height of the event?
It’s Mike. I have no doubts about his abilities. He had this injury which stopped him for a while but he is a leader. It’s not easy to replace Hugo (Lloris, editor’s note) like that, but he has everything to take on this role.

The Upamecano-Konaté hinge also responded…
They are young, yes, but you can see where they play… Bayern and Liverpool. The World Cup has done them good, they know each other well, they complement each other. They are two very good defenders, with speed, impact on set pieces. They are strong in duels, they are not bothered with the ball, that’s a lot of qualities. So much the better, it will also require confirmation, but it’s very positive.

Have you thought of any idea of ​​the potential changes ahead of you for Monday against Ireland?
Those who have played little or not played will do an athletic session, but I will not decide anything tomorrow, and I will not decide on Sunday either. There may be some changes but I haven’t made a decision. Ireland took a good look at us in their chair today (the Irish were exempted tonight, editor’s note), it won’t be the same match on Monday, there will no doubt be more intensity.

Were you able to follow the tribute to the young retirees (Matuidi, Lloris, Varane, Mandanda) before the match?
I was in the locker room, I didn’t see him, but I was able to chat with them afterwards. They have a lot of reserve and modesty but it’s their locker room and that’s the rest. After the game there were smiles, they are proud of what they saw. We are there and the France team owes them a lot for that. Others will take over, but it was important to pay tribute to them… it was a very nice evening.

Uk Football:
Deschamps’ words for Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann confined to the rank of vice-captain of the Blues, Didier Deschamps had a few words to his request this Tuesday evening.

L’Equipe this Tuesday evening again assures us:  » Not having been appointed captain of the Blues has affected Antoine Griezmann. To the point of wondering about his international future after this gathering. “Obviously aware of the disappointment of Matelassier after having preferred Kylian Mbappé to succeed Hugo Lloris as captain of the Blues, Didier Deschamps had words of comfort to interest him this evening.

 » He knew very well that he had the possibility to be, I exchanged with him, but despite everything it is not giving to Kylian and taking away from Antoineblows the coach of the Blues in an interview granted to Tout le Sport. Antoine, he has something more too, he has always been a very important player, I have always maintained my confidence in him during much more difficult times for him. Antoine, because of what he does in the field, is a unifier in the driving sense. He was, and he would remain so in the future. »

However, the choice in favor of the PSG striker seems to have been obvious for the Bayonais: “ He filled all the boxes to be one at one time or another, it is natural and logical that Kylian is, from the moment he wants it too. […] The costume must not be too big, you must have the shoulders to carry it, but there is no problem on that side. »

Uk Football:
New camo for Deacon

The succession of Corinne Deacon at the head of the Blue is looming. Hervé Renard should be the lucky one, accompanied by the former assistant of the landed coach.

Thierry Henry said no. Jocelyn Gourvennec said no. But the French (Site notre blog d’information) Federation is not without solutions. At this time, the premium choice of interim president Philippe Diallo remains a plausible option. And even better if we are to believe L’Equipe, which on Saturday judges Hervé Renard « more than ever close to becoming Corinne Deacon’s successor at the head of Les Bleues ».

While waiting for the current coach of Saudi Arabia to free himself from his Middle Eastern obligations, the FFF is already working on the contours of the future tricolor staff. With in sight an assistant a priori validated by Renard: a certain Eric Blahic, who is none other than the former right arm of Corinne Deacon. The current coach of the France team under twenty, Sonia Haziraj, is also approached to insert the technical cell.

A relative of Le Graët

As for Blahic, you may return among the Blues would probably not be without touching the newly arrived coach. The latter, placed by Noël Le Graët at the start of 2020, having perhaps lasted only a year and a half alongside Deacon at the time, left prematurely due to an incompatibility of mood with the boss while he got on perfectly well with the players.

Uk Football:
Ligue 1. The composition of the race against Auxerre, Tuesday (3 p.m.)

Frédéric Antonetti has an almost complete group for this crucial meeting, which the Strasbourg residents will have to respond to better than that against Brest on March 5 at home (0-1). The starting lineup should be the same as in Marseille last Sunday, except Guilbert (suspended) replaced position for position in central hinge by Doukouré, who served his suspension match.

Bellegarde’s return from injury will offer other possibilities to the Racing coach, but more likely off the bench, the best Strasbourg passer (4 help) having not played since January 14 in Lyon, where he was released half an hour into the game, hit in the ankle.

The group

The probable team : Salts – Dagba, Nyamsi, Djiku, Doukouré, Delaine – Sanson, Aholou, Liénard (cap) – Diallo, Gameiro.

Substitutes : Risser (g), Diarra, Perrin, Sissoko, Sobol, Prcic, Bellegarde, Kandil, Mothiba.

absenteeism : Le Marchand (ankle), Kawashima (recovery), Guilbert (suspended), Bouebari, Suzuki, Jean (choice)

Uk Football:
ᑕ❶ᑐ Saturday transfer gossip: Kane, Haaland, Mitoma, Rice, Kante, Iwobi
Saturday transfer gossip: Kane, Haaland, Mitoma, Rice, Kante, Iwobi

real Madrid following the evolution of the situation with Tottenham’s England striker Harry Kane, 29, whose contract does not expire in 2024 and has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United uh Bayern Munich. (Attach)external privilege

A €200m (€175m) release clause written into Erling Haaland’s contract with Manchester City is no longer valid and the club will be able to set their own price if they want to sell the 22-year-old Norwegian striker, who is under contract until 2027. (but)external privilege

Brighton Are ready to offer in-form Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma, 25, a recording contract as real Madrid, Manchester City etc arsenal register their interest. (but) external privilege

Patrick Vieira was sacked as Crystal Palace manager because it was demanded that he was too lenient with his underperforming players. (mirror)external privilege

chelsea Are “very interested” in signing West Ham’s Declan Rice, 24, in the summer – the England defensive midfielder is under contract at the London Stadium until 2024. (Florian Plettenberg)external privilege

Injury-plagued French midfielder N’Golo Kante, 31 – who hasn’t played since August due to a hamstring problem but is back in form – is « on the verge of » to sign a new two-year contract at chelsea. (Sun)external privilege

Barcelona Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, a longtime target of Manchester United etc chelseasaid in an interview with Spanish television: « Barça has always been the club of my dreams… I hope to be able to continue there for many more years ». (TV3 – in Catalan) external privilege

Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, is not leaving the current contract at Everton runs until the summer of 2024, has been offered a new contract but is waiting to see how the season goes before signing him. (The initiation of (Site notre bureau spécialisé))external privilege

liverpool allow former England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, and Guinean Naby Keita, 28, to leave as free agents this summer, while Brazilian Arthur Melo, 26, will return to juventus at the end of his loan contract as Jurgen Klopp tries to rebuild his midfield. (Athletics – subscription required)external privilege

from Bayern Munich Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 20, sealed and move to liverpoolAccording to ex-Reds player Jose Enrique, who made the revelation on a live web stream. (Sun)external privilege

from Napoli Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 22, who has been linked with real Madrid etc Manchester Citymight be tempted to join newcastle if they qualify for the Champions League next season. (The initiation of (Site notre bureau spécialisé)) external privilege

Barcelona Reportedly ready to sell midfielders Ousmane Dembele, 25, from France, and Ferran Torres, 23, from Spain, to raise funds to finance the signing of of Juventus English striker Federico Chiesa, 25. (Transfer market – in Italy)external privilege

Former Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, is offered and a one-year contract extension by Barcelonawith the option of an additional year, but also consider a possible upgrade to InterMiami uh Toronto in MLS and received offers from 3 clubs in Saudi Arabia. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spain)external privilege

Manchester United It’s on the normal point of the season from Adidas legal-trained and United fan Matt Hargreaves for direct (Site notre bureau spécialisé) transfer negotiations. (Athletics – subscription required) external privilege

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Uk Football:
Bundesliga: Thuram goalscorer with Gladbach

Twelfth goal of the season for the striker of the France team.

Called by Didier Deschamps for the next meetings of the France team, Marcus Thuram was full of confidence by scoring this Friday evening with Mönchengladbach against Werder Bremen (2-2).

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The former Guingamp player opened the scoring (48th), but the visitors equalized twice, by Marvin Ducksch (65th, 89th), while Florian Neuhaus had restored the advantage to Borussia (71st).

Thuram had scored just one goal in eight appearances in 2023, but now he’s taken his tally to 12 this season in the Bundesliga. It is the best total of his league career for the 25-year-old.

In the standings, the two clubs remain in the soft underbelly, respectively 10th and 11th, far from European places but without danger of relegation.

Uk Football:
📸 Duel in midfield?! Werder fans ignite like in the relegation battle 🧨

From a tabular point of view, there is nothing more attractive than today’s Bundesliga duel between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Werder Bremen.

In tenth and eleventh place, the two clubs stroll through the most boring part of the no man’s land of the Buli table. However, you should know this because if you take a look at the outer block you are more likely to assume an existential relegation thriller or even a northern derby.

Maybe Werder fans know such a relegation battle is here sooner than you think. In the 2021 relegation year, they still thought they were safe going into the winter break, but were eventually relegated after an unprecedented string of defeats.

Uk Football:
ᑕ❶ᑐ The Spanish Federation speaks out after the opening of a judicial investigation against Barcelona in a case of corruption of referees

UN. Spanish (Site notre blog d’information) Federation activated this Wednesday (16) after the justice of Spain accept the complaint filed by the prosecutors against Barcelonathus opening an investigation into allegations of corruption involving referees.

Prosecutors filed a complaint against the Catalan club on Friday after the revelation of the payments made to José Maria Enriquez Negreira, the former vice-president of the arbitration committee.

In a press release, the RFEF said it had collaborated in the investigation. The entity reported the sending to UEFA of documents belonging to the Integrity Department of the Federation.

« The RFEF collaborating in the emblem with the authorities able to facilitate to the maximum the work of investigation of these events, which precede the current management », quotes the entity.

“It is worth recalling the undeniable commitment of the RFEF in this case, to open an internal investigation of knowledge of the incident. The Federation, ready to operate at all times, wants to go all the way and, in turn, asks for the necessary and preferable serenity to help alleviate the climate of tension that has been created vis-à-vis the arbitration community. » .

Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu, former Barcelona presidents, Oscar Grau and Alber Soler, the club’s former managers, and José Maria Enriquez Negreira, who are among the defendants in the case. All of these accused are bribery in sport, bribery in business, false administration and falsification of business records.

See below the press release published by the Spanish Federation

« The Royal Spanish (Site notre blog d’information) Federation has ruled in the process, as the Barcelona Investigative Court has admitted the complaint of the Public Prosecutor’s Office concerns the payments made by FC Barcelona to the former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees, José Maria Enriquez Negreira. .

Moreover, after analyzing the situation, the RFEF has already sent the report of the UEFA Integrity Department and all related documentation to the UEFA Integrity Director.

The RFEF collaborates from the outset with the competent authorities to facilitate as much as possible the work of investigating these events which precede the current administration. UEFA has also been made aware of legal representation by the Royal Spanish (Site notre blog d’information) Federation. At the same time, said report prepared by the Integrity Department was sent to the CSD, with a copy to FC Barcelona and CTA.

It is worth recalling the undeniable commitment of the RFEF in this case, to open an internal investigation of knowledge of the incident. The Federation, ready to operate at all times, wants to go all the way and, in turn, asks for the necessary and preferable serenity to help alleviate the climate of tension that has been created vis-à-vis the arbitration community. . It’s not good for (Site notre bureau spécialisé). The application of justice requires time and the proof of the facts which can be considered as illicit.

Finally, the RFEF is grateful for the union of the refereeing group around the CTA, which brought together all the referees who currently carry out their work in professional (Site notre bureau spécialisé), but which in turn received the massive support of illustrious legends of Spanish refereeing which in the past has contributed to the growth of our (Site notre bureau spécialisé). To all of them, THANK YOU! »

the case

Barcelona paid Negreira’s company around €7m between 2001 and 2018, if she was vice-president of the arbitration committee. It is optional in Spain’s top flight.

Joan Laporta, the Catalan club’s current president, claimed the payments were for ‘technical reports on the referees’ and denied that the club had ‘purchased referees or influence’.

However, in the indictment presented, prosecutors accused Rosell and Bartomeu of having reached an agreement with Negreira in which « he would carry out actions aimed at favorite Barcelona in the decision price of the referees during the matches played by the club and, consequently, in the results of the competition ».

Rosell served as the club’s president from 2010 to 2014 before Bartomeu replaced him. After six years in charge of the Catalan club, Bartomeu was released in 2020, and Laporta was elected as a replacement in 2021.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas said he was « embarrassed » by the matter and criticized Laporta for not giving a proper explanation regarding the payments.


Tebas has already said that La Liga cannot punish Barcelona with a sporting sanction due to the time delivered. UEFA and Fifa could intervene and Spanish (Site notre bureau spécialisé) authorities say UEFA have requested information about the case.

Uk Football:
Porto: the bitter observation of Conceio – Archyde

Despite their great domination and 3 Norman chances during the extra time, FC Porto did not manage to turn the tide against Inter Milan (0-1, 0-0) this Tuesday during the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League. Obviously due to this elimination, the coach of the Dragons, Srgio Conceio, believes that it is not necessarily the best team that qualified.

« We were very present and superior in both games, but today we didn’t do the most important thing: score goals. You have to congratulate the players, they had a great game and the truth is that the Inter are only superior in ten minutes over the whole of two matches », pestered the Portuguese technician in front of the media. Romelu Lukaku’s late goal in the first leg will have hurt the Lusitanians a lot…