France’s 1998 World Cup-winning ‘rainbow’ team, with its stars such as Lilian Thuram, created hope of a new multicultural spirit, but it descended into discord and rancour. Can the Euro 2016 squad lift a nation beset by terrorist fears and racial strife? The days and weeks after the Paris attacks…
Lassana Diarra has been ordered to pay a 10m euro (£6.8m) fine to former club Lokomotiv Moscow for breach of contract by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
TOTTENHAM have been advised to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi by recruitment chief Paul Mitchell.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND are reportedly closing in on a deal for Lorient left-back Raphael Guerreiro.
Jocelyn Gourvennec has left Guingamp to take over as Bordeaux's new head coach.
County of Nice will not defend title but Kurdistan, Székely Land and Chagos Islands among 12 non-Fifa members taking part For most football fans, the big event this weekend is the Champions League final. But in Sukhumi, capital of the breakaway region of Abkhazia, attention will be on teams from…
• Cantona told Guardian Deschamps may have left out players on racial grounds • France coach’s lawyer describes statements as ‘slanderous and defamatory’ Didier Deschamps will file a legal complaint against Eric Cantona after his former France team-mate controversially suggested the squad selection…