Paris Saint-Germain’s striker  Edinson Cavani  celebrates with  team-mate  Blaise Matuidi after scoring a goal during the  Champions League match  at the Parc des Princes  in Paris. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

PSG 1 Chelsea 1For Chelsea, there was a measure of satisfaction but maybe a hint of exasperation too. They had struck first, courtesy of another new e(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at a training session ahead of the Champions League last 16 match against Paris St Germain. Photograph:  Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

The latest France Football has a picture of Jose Mourinho on the cover and a headline of L’Emmerdeur that, to be kind, is a way of describing the Che(...)

Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal against Caen  at Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

PSG v Chelsea, Tuesday 7.45pm, On TV: 7.30pm (TV3, UTV)Paris St Germain manager Laurent Blanc has warned his players Jose Mourinho will seek to “raise(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s League Cup quarter final away to St Etienne was suspended after home supporters reacted angrily to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s winner. (Photograph: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain’s League Cup quarter-final was halted for 15 minutes when furious St Etienne supporters threw objects on to the pitch after Zlatan(...)

Roche with her team-mates at French club ASPTT Albi.  Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images)

“I’d love people just to vote for the goal itself.” Sweeping everything else aside; her gender, her nationality, her then-amateur status, all S(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Paris Saint-Germain player Edinson Cavani (right) walks past head coach Laurent Blanc before their friendly match against local team Kitchee in Hong Kong. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani has insisted he is happy at the club despite reports suggesting he had asked to leave this summer.The 27-year(...)

France’s  head coach Didier Deschamps kicks a ball during a training session at the Botafogo soccer club’s Santa Cruz stadium. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

For a man once belittled by Eric Cantona as “a water carrier,” Didier Deschamps has certainly made a habit of carrying lots of trophies. French repor(...)

Mathieu Valbuena (left) celebrates with Olivier Giroud during the last-16 match against Nigeria at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

It says something about the state they were in that a major footballing power like France can be regarded by so many as a surprise package at this Wor(...)

France coach Didier Deschamps: “My only concern is the match against Nigeria,” he said, talking down speculation about his team’s prospects of going all the way. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

If there was an upside for Didier Deschamps to the various disasters that had befallen the French side in the years before he took charge, it was that(...)