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.
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 !
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 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?
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
French Ivorian striker Sébastien Haller does not do things by halves. For the sake of the first day of Champions’ League season 2021/2022, the most prestigious football competition for clubs and the one every single player wants to play, the Ajax Amsterdam forward was one fire. The first game of Ajax in the tournament ended up in a genuine demonstration on the lands of Sporting … Continue reading Surgical Haller
The drawing lots of the 2022 African Cup of Nations hosted by Cameroon took place last Tuesday in Yaoundé. On that August 17th, former Ivorian striker Didier Drogba witnessed and participated to a drawing lots that will be interesting to see on the pitch, with a few fierce oppositions for the top teams of the continent. The CAN 2022, postponed due to the coronavirus disease … Continue reading CAN 2022: Algeria and Ivory Coast in the same group
Moroccan right back Achraf Hakimi leaves Inter Milan for Paris Saint-Germain. Freshly crowned champion of Italian Serie A with Antonio Conte as a coach, the former Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund defender will now follow his destiny in Paris, where big players keep on being expected, sometimes contrary to common sense, to win the Champions’ League. Recruited from Inter Milan for 70 million euros and … Continue reading A Lion in Paris
Algerian striker Riyad Mahrez was on fire last night. By scoring two goals in the second leg game of the semifinals against Paris Saint-Germain (2-0 final score), the Citizen paved the way for a first Champions’ League final for Manchester City, and is achieving two goals at the same time: a first final for Manchester City, and a first final for him as well. The … Continue reading Football: Riyad Mahrez for a first Champions’ League final