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Foot – UEFA – Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA boss, does not believe in the World Cup every two years

In an interview with the "JDD", Aleksander Ceferin, President of UEFA, once again denounces FIFA's "populist project" of a World Cup every two years. In an interview given on Wednesday and published this Sunday in the Sunday newspaper, Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA President, assured once again not to believe in the project of FIFA of a World Cup every two years: « I'm sure that won't happen because it's complete nonsense. A populist project that would destroy football. it goes against all the principles of our sport, of the Olympic Games... It's incredible that a football organization can propose that players, who already have to bear too heavy a load, play a month-long tournament every summer. Can we also imagine how much that would cannibalize women's football? [...] With South Americ...
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Olympics – Figure skating – Russia takes control of the team, Yuma Kagiyama and Kamila Valieva sparkling

The Russians took control of the team event on Sunday thanks in particular to Kamila Valieva. The Japanese Yuma Kagiyama showed him in men that he could claim the podium, even Olympic gold. Russia took the lead in the team event on Sunday. In this Team Event, on the Olympic program since 2014, points are awarded in each program of each category (10 pts for the first, 9 for the second etc.). After five events, the Russian Olympic Committee totals 45 pts, ahead of the United States (42) and Japan (39). read also All the news from the Beijing Games After those for men, pairs and dance on Friday, the women's short program opened on the second day of the team competition, led by the United States after three trials. highly anticipated, Russian European champion Kamila Valieva made a br...
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Rugby – Top 14 – Toulon falls to Mayol against Castres and sinks into the Top 14

Defeat of Toulon at home (10-22) Saturday evening in front of Castres during the seventeenth day of the French Championship. This is the third success outside the Tarn this season. Toulon remains penultimate. The match: 10-22 What clumsiness! How many lost balloons! How many mistakes! We even wonder how Toulon did not take a heavier defeat at Mayol after such an anthology of bad choices, technical waste, badly ended inspirations... Saturday evening, the RCT was really in its place, c that is to say at the bottom of the ranking, and if he does not go up immediately, it is only fair as he was below everything, and especially the expectations of his supporters. read also The Toulon-Castres movie After a European campaign which saw them take the lead, the Castres knew, as usual, to t...
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Foot – L1 – Montpellier

Montpellier coach Olivier Dall'Oglio pointed out the lack of initiative and the mistakes made by his team after the defeat at Saint-Étienne (1-3) this Saturday. Olivier Dall'Oglio (entraîneur de Montpellier beaten 1-3 at Saint-Etienne) : “What is regrettable is the end of the match where more authority would have been needed. There was our inability to collectively retain the ball. We lacked coordination and this made it possible to give offensive actions for Saint-Étienne. You have to develop more strength at the end of matches, on balls between two. read also Notes from ASSE-Montpellier There was more determination on the part of the Stéphanois at the end on these aspects. In some situations, we could have done better against the defense of Saint-Étienne. We were in small shoes ...
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Rugby – Tournament – Ireland outclasses Wales for the opening of the Six Nations Tournament

Next opponent of the fifteen of France (February 12, 5:45 p.m.) who faces Italy on Sunday (4 p.m.), Ireland made short work of the Welsh (29-7), Saturday afternoon at the Aviva Dublin Stadium, at the opening of the 2022 Six Nations Tournament. The match: 29-7 The next opponent of the fifteen of France (Saturday February 12, 5:45 p.m.) promises to be a sacred piece of resistance. Indeed, without ever giving the impression of engaging violently on the advantage line as they had done to defeat the All Blacks last autumn, the Irish gave the Welsh just one chance to score points, on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium, packed to the brim for the opening of the 2002 Six Nations Tournament and also the tribute paid to his old warrior Tom Kiernan, nicknamed The Gray Fox, rear (54 caps between 1960 a...
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Barcelona: Xavi’s huge outing on winter recruitment!

After having lived through a very turbulent month of January, Xavi took stock of the FC Barcelona transfer window. The Spanish technician spoke in particular about the last two arrivals, namely Adama Traoré and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Thus, Xavi hopes that Barca will manage to repeat such recruitments in the future.Eager to revive after a very mixed start to the season, the FC Barcelona has not been idle during the winter transfer window. Therefore, the Barça secured the services of four new players in January: Dani Alves, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Sunday, when receiving theAtletico Madrid on behalf of the 23rd day of League, Xavi can thus count, in addition to Ousmane Dembele, on all of its recruits.“These are two great signings in my opinion”Pre...
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JO – Ski freestyle – Bosses (H)

Disappointed to fail at the foot of the podium for his third Olympic Games, the vice-world champion Benjamin Cavet assured to have no regrets. “On the effort provided, it is one of the best competitions of my career”, he says. " How do you feel after this 4th place?At first, we still have the emotions of the race, the adrenaline. It allows you to keep smiling and then in the heat of the action, there are the people who have seen the descents, who have enjoyed themselves, they are happy with 4th place... But in the months, the days that follow, I think I'm going to feel a little lonely. It will be harder later. read also Benjamin Cavet at the foot of the podium at the Beijing Olympics Are you still proud of your runs?Yeah, I think I've never done such a tough race. It was a bit the t...
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Malaise: Milik responds to Sampaoli… but it’s still not enough!

Back in OM's starting XI against Angers, Arkadiusz Milik distinguished himself by scoring a hat-trick for the win against SCO (5-2). A relief for the Pole, but obviously, Jorge Sampaoli is not always fully convinced.Since the start of the season, Arkadiusz Milik is in trouble. Back from injury in September, the Pole no longer seemed to be an indisputable holder in the eyes of jorge sampaoli. Against theOL at the beginning of the week, the former striker of the Naples had to wait until the 84th minute to enter the game, insufficient to prevent the defeat of theIF (1-2). A few days later, at a press conference, jorge sampaoli did not regret his choice, even sending a very clear message to Arkadiusz Milik : « I tried different things, like Payet in number 9. For me, Payet is a striker....
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Skiing – JO Ski – Wind and confusion on the downhill track at the Beijing Olympics

The downhillers did not appreciate the cancellation of the last downhill training, this Saturday morning in Yanqing, after the departure of three riders. Big confusion on the speed track, Saturday morning in Yanqing. The organizers have indeed decided to cancel the third downhill training, due to the strong wind blowing, especially on the middle part of the track. Problem: the decision was taken after the passage of three riders, and not the least (Mathias Mayer, Christof Innerhofer and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde). “There was a big misunderstanding at the start, after Kilde passed, says Blaise Giezendanner. On TV we don't really realize - we know it's windy, it's windy every day - but we think it's a door that takes time to recover. And I see Beat (Feuz) who takes off his skis, who com...
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Basketball – Euroleague (H) – Asvel resists but gives in on the floor of Efes Istanbul in Euroleague

Asvel offered valiant resistance to European title holders Efes Istanbul on Friday. But still diminished, she ended up cracking in the money-time (72-78). All it took was a flash to ruin all their efforts and dash their hopes. After dropping, at the start of the season, at home, the European champion (75-73), Asvel had offered more than honorable resistance to Efes Istanbul on its floor on Friday evening. But ended up giving in the money-time (72-78). The French champion resisted three and a half quarters and still thought he was in the game after an offensive rebound and a basket from Youssoupha Fall (54-56, 35th), but 90 seconds were enough for the elf Shane Larkin to put the men of TJ Parker in the ropes abruptly and definitively. A 3-point shot with a bonus throw, an intercept...