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France

From the brilliant and the sexy to the romantic and the tragic, French football has a history as rich and varied as anywhere on planet earth - and a number of stories…

Will Neymar be on the move again this summer?

BRAZILIAN SUPERSTAR Neymar dominated headlines across the globe last summer by engineering a record-breaking €222m move from Barcelona to oil-rich Paris Saint-Germain. He hoped to move out of Lionel Messi’s shadow, lead…

Ronaldinho and the eternal journey to joy

IN THE LONG ANNALS OF FOOTBALL, two Ronaldos stand out. The first – the original to many – was O Fenômeno, the Brazilian striker capable of the most audacious burst of pace at his…

Claude Makélélé and the importance of knowing your role

Both overrated and underrated, Claude Makélélé’s public perception changes with each passing year. Perhaps it’s the idea that we’ve already seen his upgrade in the form of the high-speed blur that is…

The magic of Bosnia and PSG legend Safet Sušić

Illustration by Federico Manasse Voted the best foreign player ever to feature in France’s Ligue 1 in 2012, Safet Sušić was also selected as the best ever Paris Saint-Germain player in 2010…

Maxwell: the most decorated club footballer in history

“HE’S THE BEST GUY IN THE WORLD,” claims Zlatan Ibrahimović. “He’s a great person, with a big heart,” Unai Emery says. “He’s just a classy man,” Zoumana Camara puts it. Ask anyone in…

L’Étranger: Vikash Dhorasoo and the struggle for love

AFTER 57 MINUTES, Thierry Henry reminded everybody of what was at stake. Until then the match had felt more like an exhibition than a sporting contest, Zinedine Zidane dominating the game with an…