Keyword: French football

French football crisis deepens as league fails to resell TV rights

An auction fiasco over seasons 2021 to 2024 leaves the finances of Ligue 1’s 20 clubs under severe pressure.

French football to return on July 24 with Coupe de France final

Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue finals will now take place on July 24 and 31, after matches were postponed in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

French football chiefs dribble around ethnic quota controversy

After Mediapart first revealed the existence within the French Football Federation (FFF) of a secret plans to institute ethnic quotas on players recruited to its national training academies, a leading French football official earlier this year claimed that the country’s professional league clubs tacitly employ ethnic discrimination in the recruitment of players. Called to account by the French sports minister and the official ombudsman, the FFF, in an official response to which Mediapart has gained access, has decided there is no case to answer about an issue its chairman has said he “couldn’t give a damn” about. Michaël Hajdenberg and Fabrice Arfi report.

French football league calls time on tax haven club Monaco

Football chiefs order AS Monaco, owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, to relocate to France to end financial advantage over other clubs.