Marseille sign evergreen Patrice Evra from Juventus

Marseille sign evergreen Patrice Evra from Juventus

Veteran French international defender Patrice Evra signed for Marseille on Wednesday on a free transfer from Juventus on an 18-month contract, the Ligue 1 club announced. The 35-year-old left-back, who had been linked with a return to Manchester United, underwent a medical after being released from the last six months of his contract at Italian […]

French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

French anti-terrorism police have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille and thwarted what the interior minister called a new potential attack. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, announcing the arrests Monday, said six of the suspects arrested hadn’t been known to intelligence services. Cazeneuve said that Sunday’s arrests prevented “a terrorist act that had been envisaged […]

Olympique de Marseille appoint Rudi Garcia as new manager

Olympique de Marseille appoint Rudi Garcia as new manager

Struggling Olympique de Marseille named Rudi Garcia as their new manager on Thursday, handing him the task of lifting the nine-time French champions out of the bottom half of the Ligue 1 table. The 52-year-old signed a three-year deal with Marseille, who are languishing in 12th place in the French league with three wins, three […]

France seek to settle old scores in Marseille meetup with Germany

France seek to settle old scores in Marseille meetup with Germany

Germany is Europe’s most successful football team and the one that every nation loves to hate. Thursday’s match against the French hosts in Marseille revives a historic rivalry. The Netherlands-Germany rivalry is legend, and Dutch children are raised on tales of their 1974 World Cup loss to their Teutonic adversaries. Tied with four World Cup […]

French soapmakers in a lather over traditional Marseille recipe

French soapmakers in a lather over traditional Marseille recipe

It is as French as baguette, and as emblematic of the country’s southern Provence region as lavender fields and cicadas. But a dispute over the “official” recipe for the region’s famed traditional soap, “savon de Marseille”, has producers in a froth. With cheap Chinese and Turkish soaps flooding the market, manufacturers want Marseille soap to […]

England and Russia fans clash ahead of match in Marseille

England and Russia fans clash ahead of match in Marseille

French police stepped in to break up small groups of English and Russian soccer fans who squared up and hurled taunts at one another in Marseille on Friday, ahead of the opening match of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. French police stepped in to break up small groups of English and Russian soccer fans who […]