Football in France http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23400/all en Soccer-Road to Rouen as new coach Emon loses on Ajaccio debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/soccer-road-rouen-new-coach-emon-loses-ajaccio-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>PARIS, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Albert Emon endured a nightmare debut as Ajaccio coach when the Ligue 1 strugglers were knocked out 3-2 on penalties at third tier Rouen in the last 64 of the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france">French</a> Cup on Saturday.</p> <p>Stade Reims were another top-flight team dumped out when they lost 1-0 at amateurs Plabennec who also upset Ligue 1 sides Nice and Nancy on their way to the last 16 in 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/soccer-road-rouen-new-coach-emon-loses-ajaccio-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albert Emon coach Football in France Ligue 1 Olympique de Marseille Person Career Quotation Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:26:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731257 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dembele gets first Mali call-up ahead of Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dembele-gets-first-mali-call-ahead-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Mali have called up uncapped striker Mana Dembele from French club Clermont Foot to replace Mamadou Samassa in their training squad for the African Nations Cup finals, officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Italy-based Samassa pulled out of the team's preparations in Bamako because of injury.</p> <p>Dembele, who was born in Paris, has scored seven goals in Ligue 2 this season, prompting his first call-up by Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dembele-gets-first-mali-call-ahead-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Football in France Mamadou Samassa Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731491 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Togo president persuades Adebayor to play in Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-togo-president-persuades-adebayor-play-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Adds details, quotes, byline)</p> <p>By John Zodzi</p> <p>LOME, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Emmanuel Adebayor will play in the African Nations Cup after being persuaded to go back on his decision to boycott the tournament by Togo's president Faure Gnassingbe in meetings over the last two days, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Adebayor was received yesterday in Accra by the head of state," Cleo Petchezi, director of communications for the presidency, told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-togo-president-persuades-adebayor-play-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Association football Emmanuel Adebayor Football in France Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731718 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-France Hoarau signs for China's Dalian Aerbin from PSG http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-france-hoarau-signs-chinas-dalian-aerbin-psg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - France striker Guillaume Hoarau has joined Chinese Super League soccer club Dalian Aerbin from Paris St Germain, the player said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 28-year-old Hoarau, who has five caps for France, signed a three-year deal with the club, according to media reports.</p> <p>"Here we go," Hoarau wrote on his official Twitter account underneath a picture of him displaying a Dalian Aerbin scarf.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-france-hoarau-signs-chinas-dalian-aerbin-psg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in China Football in France Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732033 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Senegal name Giresse as new coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-senegal-name-giresse-new-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DAKAR, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Senegal has named French World Cup veteran Alain Giresse as the coach of its national team, the country's soccer federation said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Alain Giresse has been chosen to be the national squad coach," Senegal's soccer federation president Augustin Senghor told local RFM radio.</p> <p>The 60-year-old Giresse, who played for France at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, has extensive African coaching experience and last year he took Mali to third place at the African Nations Cup finals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-senegal-name-giresse-new-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Alain Giresse Association football Football in France Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732105 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Diarra ruled out by injury but Sissoko picked by Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-diarra-ruled-out-injury-sissoko-picked-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAMAKO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Injury has ruled out former captain Mahamadou Diarra from Mali's final squad for the African Nations Cup but they are taking Momo Sissoko, who has had little game time this season, to the tournament in South Africa.</p> <p>Coach Patrice Carteron has been forced to leave out regulars Diarra, Abdou Traore from Girondins Bordeaux, Mustapha Yatabare of Guingamp and Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Tongo Hamed Doumbia who were all unable to take part in the final week of preparation in Bamako.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-diarra-ruled-out-injury-sissoko-picked-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732153 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Adebayor to fly back for Spurs before Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-soccer-adebayor-fly-back-spurs-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds Tottenham confirmation Adebayor available for Saturday)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor will represent Togo at the African Nations Cup finals next week after he plays in the Premier League at the weekend, the club said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Adebayor received a warm reception in Togo on Tuesday when it was announced he had gone back on his decision to boycott the tournament because of a row with his federation over unpaid bonuses to the squad after they qualified in October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-soccer-adebayor-fly-back-spurs-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Association football Emmanuel Adebayor Football in France Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732200 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bolton striker Ngog to play for Cameroon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-bolton-striker-ngog-play-cameroon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tansa Musa</p> <p>YAOUNDE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Former French junior international David Ngog has committed himself to helping Cameroon qualify for the next World Cup, coach Jean Paul Akono said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The pledge came after a trip to Europe by Akono to seek commitments from wavering players as Cameroon rebuild their side after recent failures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-bolton-striker-ngog-play-cameroon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football BenoƮt Assou-Ekotto Football in France Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:00:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732313 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Mali ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances African Nations Cup finals: 7</p> <p>Best performance: Runners-up: 1972; Third: 2012</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 25th</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali Labor Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732465 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Niger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-niger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Niger ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 1</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 105</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-niger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Sports War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732467 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Anelka trains at PSG but only as a friend, Ancelotti says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-anelka-trains-at-psg-only-friend-ancelotti-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has welcomed former player Nicolas Anelka into the club's training camp as a friend, but has no plans to sign him, the Italian said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We did not think about (signing him). I do not think there's an opportunity," Ancelotti told a news conference ahead of Friday's Ligue 1 home game against Ajaccio.</p> <p>"He only asked to train. He played under me and we are friends now. I allowed him to train because of our friendship."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-anelka-trains-at-psg-only-friend-ancelotti-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Carlo Ancelotti Football in France Football in Italy Nicolas Anelka Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732624 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Burkina Faso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-burkina-faso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Burkina Faso ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 8</p> <p>Best performance: Semi-finalists in 1998</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 89</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-burkina-faso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732965 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bastia barred from playing at home for three games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-bastia-barred-playing-at-home-three-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Bastia have been barred from playing at home for three games and given a suspended two-point deduction after supporters of the Ligue 1 club were involved in a series of violent incidents, the French League (LFP) said on Friday.</p> <p>The club have already served one match of the ban when they beat basement side Nancy in Gueugnon, eastern France, last month after they were banned from using their own ground pending the ruling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-bastia-barred-playing-at-home-three-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bastia Football in France Promoted Bastia SC Bastia Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733060 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Coach Fernandez leaves bottom club Nancy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-coach-fernandez-leaves-bottom-club-nancy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Coach Jean Fernandez has left Ligue 1 basement side Nancy after 18 months in charge, the French club said on Friday.</p> <p>"On Thursday, Jean Fernandez told the players and the management he was leaving the club," Nancy said on their website (<a href="http://www.asnl.net" title="www.asnl.net">www.asnl.net</a>).</p> <p>The club's academy director, Patrick Gabriel, would serve as interim coach for Saturday's home league game against Lille, they said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-coach-fernandez-leaves-bottom-club-nancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AS Nancy Football in France Sport in France Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733112 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Wenger optimistic over Walcott's Arsenal future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-wenger-optimistic-over-walcotts-arsenal-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was "optimistic" that England international Theo Walcott will commit his long-term future to the London club and sign a new deal.</p> <p>Barely a week goes by without the Frenchman being asked whether progress has been made on persuading top scorer Walcott to stay at the Emirates Stadium.</p> <p>Walcott, who has hit eight Premier League goals this campaign, is out of contract at the end of the season,</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-wenger-optimistic-over-walcotts-arsenal-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in France Theo Walcott Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733126 at http://www.globalpost.com