PSG would cope without Neymar but would French football suffer?

Neymars popularity in Paris has plummeted but his presence still attracts attention, TV viewers and money for Ligue 1 clubs Neymars absence from PSGs first game of the season against Nmes on Sunday was initially attributed to an injury. Speaking on Saturday, Thomas Tuchel said he was reluctant to risk his star player given that he had only just returned to training after missing the Copa Amrica this summer. However, the full truth emerged later, when PSG sporting director Leonardo …

Referee Stphanie Frappart: ‘Girls see me on TV and know it’s possible’

The official is regarded as one of Frances very best and will take charge of Liverpool v Chelsea in Istanbul on Wednesday Referees tend not to clapped on to the pitch, let alone greeted with purpose-made banners, but supporters of Amiens decided to make an exception before their match against Strasbourg in April. It was a historic occasion, the first top-flight mens match in France to be refereed by a woman, Stphanie Frappart. Welcome to the Stade de la Licorne, …