World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: one last step before Qatar

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

Bamba Dieng, a fairy tale in Marseille

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

Surgical Haller

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

Olympic Games: Tokyo without the fans

This was somewhat feared given the current sanitary situation in Japan, but the axe has eventually fallen: the 2021 Olympic Games, initially planned in 2020 and postponed because of the pandemic, will be held in Tokyo, Japan, without any people in the stands. No people, no fans coming from any single part of the world to support their athletes, this is the price to pay … Continue reading Olympic Games: Tokyo without the fans

A Lion in Paris

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

NBA Playoffs 2021: Philadelphia Sixers and Joel Embiid take the lead

2-1 Philly. After the big disillusion at Wells Fargo Center which witnessed Atlanta take the first game in their semifinals of conference against Philadelphia, the Sixers are logically leading the debates. But nothing was simple for the team that ended up first seed in the East in the regular season. The victory of last night against Atlanta (127-111) is more than welcome. Hit by surprise … Continue reading NBA Playoffs 2021: Philadelphia Sixers and Joel Embiid take the lead

NBA seeking to conquer Africa

While the NBA playoffs were confronting the best American squads all over the US, with the fans back and a little bit of adrenalin between the Knicks and the Hawks, commissioner Adam Silver is thinking bigger for Africa. The NBA boss announced the creation of “NBA Africa”, a project that is supported by investors like former basketball players Joakim Noah, Dikembe Mutombo and Luol Deng. … Continue reading NBA seeking to conquer Africa

Champions’ League: tough mission for Sadio Mané and the Reds

The drawing lots of the UEFA Champions’ League quarter finals, the most prestigious European competition of football, took place last Friday right after the second leg games of round of sixteen. Eight teams will try to take over from Bayern Munich after the coronation of the Germans last year in final against French team PSG (1-0). If two squads, Manchester City and Bayern, are generally … Continue reading Champions’ League: tough mission for Sadio Mané and the Reds

Racism out of stadium

On Wednesday, December 9th, Paris Saint-Germain beat Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1 for the sake of the last game of group stage of the Champions’ League and got qualified for the round of sixteen in upcoming February/March, about to be played against FC Barcelona of Lionel Messi. But the most important is elsewhere. That game was of course a claimed victory over racism after the events of … Continue reading Racism out of stadium