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Tokyo Olympics organisers bar overseas fans to stop spread of coronavirus

France, March 20 -- Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday confirmed overseas spectators will not be permitted to attend the event as part of the Japanese government's attempts to stem the sprea... Read More


French interior minister Darmanin hits out at mob violence in Verdun

France, March 20 -- French interior minister Gerald Darmanin on Saturday sent in reinforcements into the eastern city of Verdun after dozens of youths set fire to cars and a youth employment advice ce... Read More


French clubs invoke Fifa coronavirus rule to keep stars out of Afcon qualifiers

France, March 19 -- Bosses of the top French professional clubs have joined together to stop their players leaving Europe to feature in qualifiers for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations because they will ... Read More


Galthie keeps faith with Jalibert for France's Six Nations showdown with Wales

France, March 18 -- France rugby union head coach Fabien Galthie on Thursday confirmed Matthieu Jalibert as the main playmaker for the side's clash against Wales at the Stade de France on Saturday nig... Read More


Tuchel says Chelsea should play free of fear in Champions League

France, March 18 -- Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urged his Chelsea players not to be frightened of any team after they beat La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid to reach the last eight of the Champions Leagu... Read More


Mbappe bags a brace as PSG see off Lille to reach Coupe de France quarter-final

France, March 18 -- France international Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint Germain moved into the last eight of the Coupe de France on Wednesday night following a 3-0 win over Lille. PSG boss... Read More


European football chiefs say they want fans at postponed Euro 2020

France, March 17 -- European football's governing body Uefa hasunderlined its desire for this summer's European championships to be played in front of fans. Twelve cities including London, Munich, Ro... Read More


Champions League: Atletico boss Simeone goads for goals at Chelsea

France, March 17 -- Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admitted his players would be on the front foot for their second leg game in the last-16 of the Champions League at Chelsea on Wednesday night. ... Read More


Coupe de France: Pochettino says no Neymar for last-16 clash with Lille

France, March 16 -- Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday ruled out the return of star striker Neymar to the side's line-up for the rescheduled last-16 Coupe de France clash against ... Read More


France 2023 rugby World Cup chiefs apologise for ticket sales computer glitch

France, March 16 -- Organisers of the 2023 rugby World Cup in France on Tuesday apologised for the chaos which prevented thousands of fans from applying for tickets on the internet. Special packs wen... Read More