Police trial opens decade after deaths triggered French riots

The long-awaited trial of two police officers was to start Monday over the deaths of two youths that triggered weeks of deadly rioting across France`s housing projects nearly 10 years ago.

Playing by Zlatan rules, referee comes to Ibrahimovic
Playing by Zlatan rules, referee comes to Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no ordinary football god. He even has a word coined after his name. In a rather long list of his 'Zlatanera' presence, the Paris St-Germain front-man on Friday made the referee of the match against Rennes come to him.

Lyon look to preserve Ligue 1 leadership
Lyon look to preserve Ligue 1 leadership

With 16 matches remaining, the Ligue 1 title race has effectively become a three-way tussle between current leaders Lyon with Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain hot on their heels.

Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in French city

 Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes today while a 250-kg British bomb from World War II was being diffused.

James Rodriguez`s Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw
James Rodriguez`s Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw

Colombia, skippered by their youngest ever captain James Rodriguez, came from behind to beat the United States 2-1 in an international friendly Friday in London as France salvaged a 1-1 draw against Albania in Rennes.

Drone suspects detained near French nuke plant released

The mystery over a spate of unidentified drones spotted flying over French nuclear facilities deepened on Friday after two men detained near a plant were released when police found they were harmless model enthusiasts.

Ligue 1: PSG held as St Etienne move second

Paris Saint Germain were held for the third time on their Ligue 1 travels to a 1-1 draw at Rennes on Saturday as Saint Etienne moved second with a 1-0 win against Caen.

Ligue 1: PSG begin busy month with Rennes test
Ligue 1: PSG begin busy month with Rennes test

With the international break now over, French champions Paris Saint-Germain begin a busy sequence of matches on Saturday when they travel to Brittany to face Rennes in Ligue 1.

Leaders Bordeaux escape with Bastia draw in Ligue 1
Leaders Bordeaux escape with Bastia draw in Ligue 1

Bordeaux saw their 100 percent record at the start of the Ligue 1 season ended on Sunday but Willy Sagnol`s side were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against Bastia.

PSG clinch title despite defeat

Paris Saint-Germain clinched the French league title for the second successive season on Wednesday before going down to a 2-1 home defeat against Rennes at the Parc des Princes.

Guingamp win French Cup to delight tractor fans

Guingamp lifted the French Cup for the second time on Saturday when they beat French football`s great under-achievers Rennes 2-0 in an all-Brittany final at the Stade de France.

Guingamp stun Monaco in French Cup semi-final

Ligue 1 strugglers Guingamp beat much-fancied Monaco 3-1 after extra time in the semi-finals of the French Cup on Wednesday to set up a final date with Brittany rivals Rennes.

Rennes inflict further misery on `indefensible` Marseille

Marseille`s bid for European football next season received another major blow on Saturday when struggling visitors Rennes inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Jose Anigo`s side at the Velodrome.

M`Vila wants to leave, confirm Rennes

Rennes general manager Pierre Dreossi has admitted that the club`s in-demand midfielder Yann M’Vila wants to leave the Ligue 1 club.

Rennes beats Lyon 2-1 in French league

Jires Kembo-Ekoko scored the winner as Rennes came from a goal down to beat Lyon 2-1 away and climb to fourth place in the French league.