Hatem Ben Arfa Won't Be At The Euros, But Let's Watch Him Flay Defenders Anyway

Overshadowed in the international selection controversy sparked by Eric Cantona’s comments and Karim Benzema’s fanning of the flames was Cantona’s lamentation that Hatem Ben Arfa wasn’t called up for the France team for the Euros. As understandable as the Ben Arfa snub is, it’s still sad. Because Ben Arfa has been…

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Bob Bradley's Le Havre Miss Out On Promotion To Ligue 1 By One Goal

Aww hell. Bob Bradley, former USMNT coach, took over French second-division club Le Havre in November and got the team off and running towards promotion to Ligue 1. Heading into today, Le Havre trailed Metz by three points and six goals. To make it to a top European league for the first time, Bradley—who is almost…

PSG Player Posts Slur-Laden Video, Gets Himself Suspended 

As Ivorian international Serge Aurier found out this week, hosting a smoked-out Periscope session where you call your boss and teammates a bunch of homophobic slurs isn’t exactly a good PR move. The Paris Saint-Germain right back is in some hot water for the following video, wherein he says some rather nasty things…

This Ridiculous Solo Wondergoal Is The Apex Of Hatem Ben Arfa's Career

You almost feel like Hatem Ben Arfa’s entire time on a soccer pitch was destined to culminate in this moment. For years Ben Arfa’s career has flickered with brief moments of genius, intermittently successful attempts at squeezing through the tightest of openings and twirling past the thickest swarms of defenses,…

Marseille Fans Kind Of Upset With Former Player, Hang Him In Effigy

Mathieu Valbuena starred for French club Marseille for eight long, prosperous seasons before moving on to richer pastures last summer. He was their best player and the crowd favorite for many a year, and when he left for Dynamo Moscow the club retired his number. After one season in Russia, he’s back in France, now…

Marseille Goalie Catches Water Bottle Chucked At Him From The Stands

Marseille beat Toulouse 6-1 last night, and a Toulouse fan—perhaps upset that Toulouse is on track to be relegated—tried to take his frustrations out by chucking a water bottle at Steve Mandanda. But the fan couldn't have picked a worse target, as Mandanda is Marseille's goalkeeper, where his entire job is to catch or…

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