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After a headbutt a la Zidane, a France U-18 game had to be abandoned because of too many red cards

An Under-18 international between France and Poland was abandoned with 13 minutes remaining when the French were reduced to seven players after they picked up four red cards at the Limoges tournament on Sunday.

France and Poland were drawing 2-2 – a result that would have guaranteed France victory in the tournament – after 27 minutes following a frantic start, before the hosts lost the plot after the break.

France four red cards vs Poland U-18

Ilyes Housni was the first to see red, in the 55th minute, before Jeanuel Belocian was also sent off six minutes later.

Mbappé beats 5 defenders and scores another goal that only Mbappé could score

PARIS - France kept their hopes of staying in the top tier of the Nations League alive as goals by Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud secured a 2-0 home victory over Austria on Thursday.

Mbappé opened the scoring with a stunning goal before Giroud, who again showed coach Didier Deschamps he is more than a third-choice forward, sealed the world champions' win with a header.

Want tickets to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris? IOC reveals key details

It's almost impossible to believe, but we're currently just 671 days from the start of soccer at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, and the IOC is revealing key dates for how to get tickets for Paris Olympics.

It's going to be a massive competition for U.S. Soccer as the USWNT looks to return to the top of the podium after earning bronze in Tokyo, while the USMNT U-23s are back at the Olympics for the first time since 2008.

Predicting 10 Of The Biggest World Cup Snubs

This week serves as the final international break before clubs must release players to their national teams just one week before the World Cup begins, so the latest squad selections should be huge indicators of the final 26-man rosters for the competing nations.

However, a look at the current teams indicates that this won't be a traditional World Cup of blockbuster snubs, but rather an exploration of player pools in an attritional battle against lingering muscle strains.

Neymar Tees Up Lionel Messi For PSG's Game-Winning Goal

PARIS - Lionel Messi's early goal earned Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win at Lyon on Sunday as they opened a two-point lead at the top of Ligue 1.

Messi found the back of the net with his fourth league goal of the season in the fifth minute to put Christophe Galtier's side on 22 points from eight games.

Lindsey Horan Has All Of France Screaming ‘Magnifique!’ With Latest Effort

Lyon kept pace with rival PSG at the top of the Division 1 Féminine table by beating Soyaux 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

After opening the season last weekend with a commanding 5-1 victory over Stade Reims behind a Daniëlle van de Donk brace, Lyon found things more difficult on the grounds of the Groupama OL Training Center. 

The match required a moment of magic from American midfielder Lindsey Horan in the 32nd-minute to open the scoring. After failing to get off the bench in Lyon's first game, Horan started alongside Van de Donk and Sara Däbritz in a three-woman midfield.

Part René Higuita, Part Odell Beckham Jr., Brice Samba' Snag Is A Save Of The Season Contender

Brice Samba or Odell Beckham Jr.? That is the question many Ligue 1 fans asked themselves after watching the RC Lens keeper during the club's most recent match.

Samba has never been short on skill, as he led Nottingham Forest to promotion through the EFL Championship Playoffs. Yet the club decided he was not Premier League material, instead sending him to Lens.

Watch: Unreal Linkup Between Messi, Neymar Gives PSG 1-0 Win

PARIS — Paris St Germain forward Neymar scored his eighth Ligue 1 goal of the campaign as the champions overcame Brest 1-0 at Parc des Princes on Saturday to extend their unbeaten start and reclaim top spot in the standings.

The result, secured after Gianluigi Donnarumma saved a late Islam Slimani penalty, means Christophe Galtier's side have 19 points from seven matches, two more than second-placed RC Lens who led the table after a 1-0 win over Troyes on Friday.

Olympique de Marseille can go level on points with PSG if they beat visitors Lille later on Saturday.

Weston McKennie Goal Not Enough As PSG Outclasses Juventus

The gulf in class between Juventus and the best sides in Europe has never been more clear. Despite a second-half goal from Weston McKennie, Massimiliano Allegri’s side was humbled in Paris as Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Lionel Messi imposed their will on the Juve defense, winning 2-1.

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