`Missing` French tourists were safe at home

French tourists believed missing after their abandoned canoe was discovered at a popular holiday spot, sparking a massive manhunt, were safe at home all along, legal and police sources said on Saturday.

Lille take giant step towards French title

Lille moved ever closer to the league title after they came from behind to beat St Etienne 2-1 and give the unglamorous northern French side a seven point lead over defending champions Marseille.

Marseille sparkle to reach Champions League last 16

French champions Marseille qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League with a convincing 3-0 victory over nine-time Russian champions Spartak Moscow.

Chelsea sink Marseille to get back on Champions League track

Chelsea returned to form in convincing fashion with a 2-0 victory over French champions Marseille in the Champions League.

Gabriel Heinze sidelined for three weeks

Marseille`s Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze will be out for around three weeks after injuring himself in his country`s friendly with Germany, his club announced.

Milan held by Marseille in wide open Group C

AC Milan and Marseille must wait until the final round of matches to see who reaches the Champions League knockout stages after the sides drew 1-1 at the San Siro on Wednesday.

Marseille v PSG match postponed because of H1N1 flu

Olympique Marseille`s Ligue 1 game against Paris St Germain was postponed and the whole PSG team were quarantined on Sunday after several players were diagnosed with H1N1 flu, the French Professional League (LFP) said.

Milan tame Marseille with Inzaghi double

Two goals from Filippo Inzaghi gave AC Milan a 2-1 win at Olympique Marseille in their Champions League Group C opener on Tuesday.

Morientes glad to be reunited with Deschamps at Marseille

Former Spain striker Fernando Morientes said he was delighted to be reunited with coach Didier Deschamps after completing his signing with Olympique Marseille on Tuesday.

Hundreds of homes threatened in French blaze

A wildfire sparked by practice shelling by the military raged on the outskirts of Marseille early Thursday, threatening hundreds of homes but claiming no victims, rescue services said.