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Foot – Transfers – Study of 10 years of transfers in the “Big 5”: the new rich slam, Ligue 1 crunches

The CIES Football Observatory takes stock on Monday of 10 years of transfers in the five major Championships: PSG has the 3rd largest negative balance between purchases and sales of players. Lille and Lyon are the champions of positive balances. A few days after the closing of the winter transfer window (January 1-31 in France), the Football Observatory of the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES) in Neuchâtel returns in a study published Monday on ten years of transfers in the five major European Championships. The Observatory ranked the clubs according to the financial results of their operations on the player market during this period. Conclusion: “the trio of clubs with the most negative balances consists of Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG”. Another lesson: ...
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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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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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Foot – THE – Liverpool

Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp said he was impressed to see his two strikers Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah handling the pressure to reach the CAN final with Senegal and Egypt. Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool coach): "How much we're going to enjoy it, I don't know. But it was obvious, and I watched a lot of matches, that Naby Keita was the absolute leader in the Guinea team, the same for Sadio in the Senegal team and of course Mo (Wrong) with Egypt. Yesterday (Thursday), when the coach was gone because he got a red card, before the penalty shootout, you saw Mo talking, doing this stuff with the whole group. All of these things, all of the experience that these boys get in these situations helps us, of course. In the short term, I'm not sure. In the long run, it will help them. It is really ve...
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Foot – Fantasy – Nicolas Julia, co-founder of Sorare: “This is the start of a lot of work and a great adventure”

Launch of the project, ambitions, advice for progressing in Sorare... Nicolas Julia talks about the spectacular rise of the game of Fantasy Football. “How did you come up with the idea of ​​creating Sorare? We founded Sorare with my partner Adrien, whom we met at Stratum. We very quickly had the conviction that the specific characteristics of "NFT" technology, in the same way as digital scarcity or the question of traceability, would lead to a technological change that would have the same impact on our lives as the arrival internet or smartphone. NFTs will reinvent certain industries and change the way we own digital assets. read also “L’Équipe” joins forces with Sorare, the unicorn of sports entertainment We started from the idea that people have always liked to collect and that N...
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Foot – ITA – Milan

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, injured, is forfeited for the derby against Inter, this Saturday, on behalf of the 24th day of the Italian Championship. This should benefit Frenchman Olivier Giroud. Out injured against Juventus (0-0), on January 23, due to discomfort in the Achilles tendon of the right leg, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the AC Milan striker (3rd), is forfeited for the derby against Inter (1st), this Saturday, counting for the 24th day of the Italian Championship. This is also the case of the Croatian, Ante Rebic (ankle). read also All the latest Italian football news “That Zlatan is missing is disappointing, explained the coach of the Rossoneri, Stefano Pioli, this Friday at a press conference. We have improved a lot with him, but we have to show that we are also strong w...
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Foot – Covid – The clubs would have lost 7 billion euros because of the Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic would have cost European football 7 billion euros over the two years, UEFA said in a report published Thursday, where it notes a sharp decline in the transfer market for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.According to UEFA, European clubs faced a shortfall of 4 billion euros in 2020, and 3 billion euros in the following season, thus interrupting a growth of twenty years in a row. That is a total of 7 billion.The main causes for this significant loss are the drop in ticketing revenue due to empty stadiums (with €4.4 billion in lost revenue), reduced commercial and sponsorship activities (a projection of €1.7 billion in drop) and TV rights also slightly impacted with just under a billion.A positive recovery observed in recent monthsThese results are in line with the forecast...
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Foot – Bleus – Karim Benzema: “A lot of emotion” to return to the France team

Karim Benzema said he was "happy and proud" this Sunday in "Téléfoot", after his successful return to the France team, punctuated by a victory in the League of Nations. Absent in the France team for five and a half years before being recalled for the Euro, last summer, Karim Benzema felt " a lot of emotions " when Didier Deschamps pronounced his name, when revealing his list of players selected for the competition. It was also his feeling when he returned to Clairefontaine a few days later. “These are emotions deep inside me. I'm not going to say it was weird, but I was very, very emotional." said the Real Madrid striker this Sunday in Telefoot. The reception of the fans also affected him a lot, although he had no doubts about them. “I actually knew. It was of course exceptional be...