Monaco secure Champions League return
Monaco secure Champions League return

Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season`s Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Saturday.

Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase
Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase

Monaco can clinch an immediate return to the Champions League with a win at Lorient on Saturday, but Marseille and Saint-Etienne can pip them to the post on the final day of the season.

Ligue 1: Dramatic Marseille keep Euro hopes alive
Ligue 1: Dramatic Marseille keep Euro hopes alive

Two late goals for Marseille kept their hopes of Champions League football next season alive with an unscripted 2-1 comeback win over Monaco in Sunday`s late Ligue 1 match.

Lawyer seeks release of Nice defender Souleymane Diawara
Lawyer seeks release of Nice defender Souleymane Diawara

The lawyer acting for Nice defender Souleymane Diawara said on Saturday that he is to make a new bid for the release of the Senegalese international, who was arrested last month for attempted extortion.

Gignac the centurion inspires Marseille
Gignac the centurion inspires Marseille

Andre-Pierre Gignac`s double fired Marseille to a 2-0 win over relegation-bound Metz on Friday to boost the south coast giants` prospects of competing in next season`s Champions League.

Eight charged in France over horsemeat trafficking ring

French authorities have charged eight people over their alleged role in a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring dismantled last weekend, a judicial source said Thursday.

Knives out for free-fall Marseille
Knives out for free-fall Marseille

Seen as potential champions as recently as Christmas, Marseille`s Ligue 1 meltdown has been so dramatic even second-bottom Metz fancy their chances for their showdown on Friday.

Football: French giants end stand-off with Canal Plus

 Players and coaches from French champions Paris Saint Germain and bitter rivals Marseille will reply to questions posed by journalists from French television channel Canal Plus after ending a 10-day boycott on Monday.

Brazil's World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sold medal to buy cocaine
Brazil's World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sold medal to buy cocaine

Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine.

Souleymane Diawara kept behind bars over extortion
Souleymane Diawara kept behind bars over extortion

The appeal court in Aix-en-Provence decided on Friday to keep Nice defender Souleymane Diawara behind bars for attempted extortion.

Top French clubs boycott TV over incriminating film
Top French clubs boycott TV over incriminating film

Top French clubs Paris Saint Germain and Marseille are boycotting a leading French broadcaster for showing film of incidents which led to bans for star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dimitri Payet.

Marseille title hopes dented by Bordeaux

Marseille missed the chance to close to within two points of Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Ligue 1 after slipping up 1-0 at Bordeaux in Sunday`s late game.

Three-goal Monaco up to third French Ligue 1
Three-goal Monaco up to third French Ligue 1

Monaco collected their fourth consecutive away win to leapfrog Marseille into third place in the French Ligue 1 on Friday with a 3-0 success at Caen.

Former Senegal defender Souleymane Diawara detained by French police
Former Senegal defender Souleymane Diawara detained by French police

French police took former Senegal international Souleymane Diawara into custody on accusations that he assaulted a man who tried to defraud him, an investigation source said Friday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to appear before disciplinary commission
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to appear before disciplinary commission

Paris Saint-Germain frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic will appear before the French Professional Football League`s (LFP) disciplinary commission for calling France "a shit country" and insulting a referee.

Monaco fail to close in for Champions League place
Monaco fail to close in for Champions League place

Fourth-placed Monaco were held to a 0-0 draw with Montpellier on Tuesday in a rescheduling round 25 match to miss the chance of closing the gap in Ligue 1 title race. a media report said on Wednesday.

Saint-Etienne next in epic PSG trophy hunt
Saint-Etienne next in epic PSG trophy hunt

Paris Saint-Germain face eight games in 23 days as they chase four trophies, beginning with a French Cup semi-final against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

Four Marseille fans in custody after Ligue 1 clashes
Four Marseille fans in custody after Ligue 1 clashes

Four Marseille supporters have been taken into police custody after violent clashes between fans and police forces in the lead-up to the French football league match between arch-rivals Marseille and Paris-Saint Germain, police said Monday.

PSG bus struck by missiles ahead of Marseille clash

A bus carrying Paris Saint-Germain players to Marseille`s Velodrome Stadium on Sunday was struck by objects thrown including a golf ball which smashed a window.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumoured to have applied for US visa
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumoured to have applied for US visa

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has applied for a US visa, according to a Swedish media report on Sunday, stoking speculation about his future with the Ligue 1 champions.