Ligue 1 returns after World Cup heroics

Ligue 1 returns after World Cup heroics

The dust has barely settled on France's triumphant World Cup campaign, but Ligue 1 returns this weekend with French champions Paris Saint-Germain under new management and with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar taking superstar billing.

City continue to set the bar high

City continue to set the bar high

The bar has been raised by Manchester City and the Premier League title hopefuls know they will have little room for error if they are to challenge Pep Guardiola's side this season.

Questions remain at Manchester United

Questions remain at Manchester United

After five seasons without a Premier League title, the pressure is on Manchester United and Jose Mourinho to put up a real fight for the big prize but major questions remain over his team.

Vieira ready for new challenge

Vieira ready for new challenge

As Ligue 1 prepares to kick off in the glow of France's summer triumph, Nice will be one of the clubs that can boast a World Cup winner, but theirs is of an older vintage.

New signings take pressure off Keita

New signings take pressure off Keita

Naby Keita finds himself in a rare place, a player who was a record buy for a club but will never be in a position to really justify his status in the truest sense.

Big moves and shirt sales

Big moves and shirt sales

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last fortnight you can't have failed to notice the world's most marketable footballer has swapped Madrid for Turin.

World Cup could herald a new French era

World Cup could herald a new French era

Energetic, disciplined and clinical, France won the World Cup on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Croatia that, even in such a moment of achievement, still left the feeling there may be much more to come from Didier Deschamps’ outstanding young team.

Conte departure was overdue

Conte departure was overdue

The question after Antonio Conte’s departure from Chelsea on Friday was not ‘where did it all go wrong?’ but rather ‘why did it take so long?’.

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