Zlatan Ibrahimovic has four-game ban cut

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had his four-match domestic suspension reduced to three games by the French league. PSG had appealed the case to the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF) to have the suspension reduced and the league have acted on the CNOSF's recommendation. The Swedish striker was banned following an

Origi right to delay Anfield move – Wilmots

Belgium boss Marc Wilmots believes Divock Origi made the right decision in postponing his move to Liverpool. Origi joined Liverpool this summer for £10m, but the striker was immediately sent back to Lille on loan for the season. However, with Daniel Sturridge now injured, some have argued that Origi should have remained

Kalou turned down Arsenal

Lille striker Salomon Kalou has revealed that he rejected the opportunity to join Arsenal in January on a short-term deal. The former Chelsea forward has enjoyed a strong run of form since joining the French club in 2012 which has attracted the interest of a number parties. With Arsenal struggling for quality

Enyeama: No easy games

Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama is wary of giving too much respect to Argentina and underestimating the other teams in Group F at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Super Eagles are second-favourites, behind the La Albiceleste, to progress to the knockout stages ahead of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran. Enyeama has, however,

French Ligue 1 Week 18 review

It is as you were at the top of Ligue 1 after the leading three sides all won in a Week 18 which also featured a thrilling 'Olympico' between Lyon and Marseille. League leaders Paris Saint-Germain had lost each of their last two away outings in all competitions before travelling to

Enyeama extends Lille stay

Lille shot stopper Vincent Enyeama has agreed to extend his contract with French club which would be valid till the summer of 2017. The 31-year-old who has being in a rich vein of form this season keeping 11 straight clean sheets making it over 1035minutes since he conceded a goal beating

Enyeama bags French player of the month award

Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama's exemplary performance in between the stick hasn't gone unnoticed as he has been awarded with the French Ligue 1 player of the month award for October, with Paris Saint Germain stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani claiming second and third respectively. The 31-year-old who became the first

Montpellier 0-1 Lille: Match Report

Lille made it five games in a row without conceding with a hard-fought 1-0 win in Montpellier - their first victory at the Stade de la Mosson since 2004. Defender Pape Souare scored the only goal of the game early on to send his side third in the Ligue 1 table,

Ligue 1 team of the season

Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain/Italy) The 26-year-old Italian international has settled in to life in Paris quicker than any of the other foreign stars signed since Qatar Sports Investments took control of PSG in 2011. Sirigu has been oustanding for Carlo Ancelotti's side this season, and had already kept 22 clean sheets

Lille vs Marseille: Relief for Garde

Olympique Lyonnais coach R├®mi Garde was relieved to see his team end their losing streak, while Lille coach Rudi Garcia insisted his team deserved all three points against OM.┬á Rudi Garcia (Lille coach):┬á"The result doesn't make sense. I am disappointed for the players. What can I say? We just came up