The FIFA World Cup is coming to an end this weekend with two last games: the final between France and Argentina, and the game for the symbolical third rank and a seat on the podium for either Morocco or Croatia. Two days before the closing ceremony and everybody leaving to spend some Christmas time, what kind of assessment is it possible to draw for the … Continue reading Football World Cup: what assessment for Africa?
Morocco’s football world cup in Qatar is already a genuine success, even though the Lions of Atlas will not stop on such a good way : the team coached by Walid Regragui kicked out Spain in round of sixteen of the tournament (0-0, 3-0 on penalty kicks) and is going to meet Portugal next Saturday in quarter finals, which looks like a real achievement for all … Continue reading World Cup 2022 : Morocco in quarter finals !
This is it: the FIFA World Cup is beginning next week with the host country, Qatar, challenging Ecuador in the A group on Sunday 20. The football tournament, which is maybe the most subject to controversy over the last few years because of Qatar’s issues regarding human rights and global warming, will be the opportunity to see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo one last time … Continue reading Sadio Mané, injured, goes to Qatar with the Lions
The Brooklyn Nets are getting better after a difficult beginning of 2022/2023 NBA season, and the teammates of Kevin Durant won their last two games against Washington and Charlotte lately, but the news are not really focused on the basketball court. Kyrie Irving’s five-game suspension by the franchise due to anti-Semitic posts on Instagram is strangely benefiting the squad who keeps winning ever since, but … Continue reading Ime Udoka with the Brooklyn nets?
Football is much more than a sport or even a business: it is the opportunity to give away for those who became successful thanks to the black and white ball (which tends to be everything but black and white now by the way, but this is another marketing issue). Last night in Paris, Châtelet Theater, the most prestigious individual award for a football player, Ballon … Continue reading Bambali Ballon d’Or
This is something which has been told and retold, and perhaps the best way to sum it up will be those lyrics from Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious B.I.G): “Mo Money, Mo Problems”. The Pogba case, two months’ time from the football world cup in Qatar, is perfectly illustrating money issues destroying families and relationships. And this is only one case among many others. Highly mediatized … Continue reading When money drives you to hell
What the hell is happening in European football? If you take a look at some scores in France, Germany or England, you may think you are watching tennis as most leagues took back their rights after the summertime season dedicated to moves and transfers. Great spectacle about to end up as cold times come up? In Germany, Sadio Mané’s integration in Bayern Munich could not … Continue reading Flooding of goals all over Europe
Not good news for the Cameroonian basketball team and Africa overall, but this beginning of summer turned Joel Embiid into a French citizen who can now play for Vincent Collet’s squad. What a great announcement for France if you imagine a team with Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum and Joel Embiid at the same time! The Cameroonian (and now French) center from Philadelphia acquired … Continue reading Joel Embiid gets the French Nationality
The Golden State Warriors are taking over from the Milwaukee Bucks (NBA champions in 2021), and the Larry O’Brien trophy is going back in the West. The teammates of Andre Iguodala, who did not play very much in these NBA Finals (one minute in the last game), beat up the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the ultimate series, who will thus not overtake the Los Angeles … Continue reading Golden state made it again !
A fourteenth Champions’ League for Real Madrid. A couple of weeks ago in Paris, the Spanish football club won the prestigious European trophy over Liverpool FC of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané by the shortest score (1-0). While Real is ending up the season beautifully with a title of Spanish champion and this Champions’ League, Liverpool can feel unrewarded after a tremendous season as well: … Continue reading Real European king Liverpool not rewarded.