USWNT Striker Christen Press Is Way Too Fast

Like, those six players the USWNT's Christen Press runs past aren't scrubs. That's France, one of the best national teams in the world. And even they can't keep up with Press as, with two wicked bursts, she flies past them like they're stuck in quicksand before passing the ball into the back of the net. » 3/11/15 2:42pm 3/11/15 2:42pm

This Goalkeeper's Free Kick Positioning Is ... Interesting

The routine for free kicks just outside the box is well-established. The defending team sets up a wall of five or six, and the free kick taker tries to smash the ball up-and-over/around/under the wall. If the goalie is lucky he has about half of a second to see where the ball is going. » 1/27/15 10:04pm 1/27/15 10:04pm

Gunmen Kill 12 in Shooting at Paris Satirical Newspaper

Masked gunmen wielding Kalashnikovs and a rocket launcher killed at least 12 people and injured 10 more at the Paris offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday before escaping. French president François Hollande called the shooting "unquestionably a terrorist attack." » 1/07/15 8:58am 1/07/15 8:58am

Joey Barton Received A Death Threat From An Angry Frenchman

On Twitter today, veteran QPR midfielder Joey Barton dug up a a death threat from last year, during his loan to Marseille. It's violent! » 12/10/14 3:38pm 12/10/14 3:38pm

French Club Suspected Of Bribing Opponents With Cases Of Wine Mid-Match

French officials have arrested the club presidents of newly promoted Ligue 1 side Caen and Ligue 2 club Nîmes for their suspected involvement in fixing a match at the end of last year's Ligue 2 season. What did the Caen players receive for their services? According to one report, cases of wine delivered at halftime. » 11/18/14 5:05pm 11/18/14 5:05pm

French Player's Premature "Salute" Celebration Backfires Spectacularly

Here's a soccer story told in photos, with the moral being that you should never celebrate too early, lest you get burned so hard, your children's children will still need regular applications of salve. » 10/15/14 12:43pm 10/15/14 12:43pm

Paul Pogba Approached By Child, Takes Pants Off; Child Flees

Kids will often approach soccer players after a match and ask for their shirts. Sometimes, this results in a pantless Frenchman and a confused, retreating child. » 10/14/14 2:16pm 10/14/14 2:16pm

Steeplechaser Loses Gold Medal For Taking Off His Shirt During Race

France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was running in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the European Athletics Championships, clear ahead of the field, when he took off his shirt in the final stretch to celebrate. That topless jubilation cost him his gold medal. » 8/15/14 12:47pm 8/15/14 12:47pm

Germany Get To Fourth Straight Semifinal After Drab 1-0 Win Over France

Well, that was anticlimactic. After a tournament with so much excitement, attacking play, and goals galore, Germany beat France 1-0 in a fairly mundane quarterfinal to reach their fourth straight World Cup semifinal. » 7/04/14 3:06pm 7/04/14 3:06pm

That's Not How You Soccer, Miroslav Klose

[Germany's Miroslav Klose takes a ball to the face during today's 1-0 win over France. Klose, who has 15 goals in his World Cup career, was subbed out in the 69th minute, keeping him tied with Ronaldo until Germany's next match. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport] » 7/04/14 1:57pm 7/04/14 1:57pm

Nigeria Just Cleared A Certain France Goal Off The Goal-Line

Nigeria are giving France everything they can handle, but it looked like les Bleus would finally take the lead with this partially-saved Karim Benzema shot, until Victor Moses came storming back to clear it off the line. » 6/30/14 1:40pm 6/30/14 1:40pm

Costa Rica, Ecuador Announcers Issue Open Challenge To Colombia

We noted yesterday how awesome Colombian broadcast goal calls are, but Costa Rica and Ecuador are offering just as stiff a challenge. Here's every goal scored yesterday, as heard back in that country. (Costa Rica is above, from national radio. It includes singing.) » 6/21/14 10:11am 6/21/14 10:11am

France Are Wrecking Switzerland, Might Be The Truth

After just barely qualifiying for the World Cup, it looks like France have finally gotten their shit together, and are currently putting the fear of God into Switzerland. They're up 3-0, thanks in part to two goals scored just one minute apart midway through half. » 6/20/14 4:00pm 6/20/14 4:00pm

Rare Video Of Tony Parker And Boris Diaw Training Together As Teens

Here's some very cool, never-before-seen (by me) footage of Tony Parker and Boris Diaw balling together at Paris training center INSEP in 1999, when both were just 17 years old. » 6/20/14 3:54pm 6/20/14 3:54pm

World Cup Goals, As Called By Local Announcers: June 15

France Score Thanks To First Important Use Of Goal-Line Technology

France made quick work of Honduras today, mostly thanks to a first half foul in the box that resulted in a French penalty and a second yellow for Honduras's Wilson Palacios. The game was put out of reach in the 48th minute when Karim Benzema's shot caromed off the post, deflected off the goalkeeper's arm, and rolled… » 6/15/14 5:36pm 6/15/14 5:36pm