The drawing lots for the FIFA World Cup 2022 was expected with a lot of impatience by football fans all around the planet. Achieved in Doha, Qatar, where the tournament will take place in upcoming November/December, it finally gave us a mix between brand new oppositions and confrontations that already happened in the past. For Africa, some teams will have fierce competitors to face up … Continue reading World Cup 2022, we know the groups !
Football is often fearing neither god nor man, and cheating from players has always been part of this sport to try to influence the final result of a game. The video assistance is one (unperfect) response to that trickery, but the VAR was not present last Thursday in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, for the game of Europa League Conference between Olympique de Marseille … Continue reading Fair Play is not dead
Senegal made it! The Lions of coach Aliou Cissé won their first Africa Cup of Nations in history last night over Egypt (0-0, 4-2 at penalty kicks) and are thus putting an end to an oddness that is no longer existing today. Since 1957 and the creation of the competition, Senegal had never won a single continental trophy. This belongs to the past now. Facing … Continue reading Senegal at last !
The NBA trade deadline on February 10 came out onto a huge (but expected though) move that sent James Harden from the Brooklyn Nets to the Philadelphia Sixers of Cameroonian center Joel Embiid. Barely one year after having settled down in the Big Apple, the Beard is already leaving a franchise that hardly ever managed to make their Big Three play together: Kyrie Irving, James … Continue reading Joel Embiid & James Harden, a successful Process?
Before the votes of the NBA fans get closed on January 22, the NBA All-Star game of the year 2022 is already leading to surprising choices that will be either confirmed or turned down by players, the media and the coaches in less than two weeks. Taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 20, the 2022 ASG is showing us that some players, no matter … Continue reading ASG 2022: inventory of fixtures before the closing of the votes in less than two weeks
The question deserves to be asked for the one who ended up seventh of the 2021 Ballon d’Or ranking won by Lionel Messi this week. Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian striker of Liverpool, keeps on achieving great performances with the Reds, and England is starting to wonder whether he is not the best football player in the world right now. Always difficult to compare and decide who is … Continue reading Moh Salah, best (African) player?
The Philadelphia 76ers did lose last night at Wells Fargo Center against the Wolves (120-121) after two overtime periods, achieving a delicate beginning of NBA season with ten victories and ten defeats, just like their contender of the night. Ranking at a disappointing eleventh place in the Eastern Conference, the team of Doc Rivers has reasons to be relieved still. After nine games missed due … Continue reading Embiid back from Covid, good news for Sixers
All over the world, teams are struggling to get the precious ticket to go to the upcoming World Cup of football in Qatar, that will take place in one year from now on. If many squads are already sure of participating to the final tournament, some others are still waiting for the ultimate decision that will be given in March 2022 with the playoffs. In … Continue reading World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: one last step before Qatar
This is the kind of story that makes you love football again. After six games with Olympique de Marseille last year (one goal), Senegalese striker Bamba Dieng is adding up goals in this season 2021/2022, adding up games played as well, and thus showing his coach Jorge Sampaoli that he can rely on him, which was maybe not in his plans when the new season … Continue reading Bamba Dieng, a fairy tale in Marseille
The Ballon d’Or France Football, which rewards the best football player of the year, will be awarded on next November 29th and the list of the thirty potential winners was made public last Friday. If the usual ones are still here (Messi, Ronaldo and so on), a few brand new names have to be welcomed this year, in a list where Senegalese striker Sadio Mané is missing. … Continue reading Ballon d’Or: Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez in the list of 30