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The League of Nations will determine the qualifiers for the Olympics
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The League of Nations will determine the qualifiers for the Olympics

UEFA formalized on Thursday the creation of a Women’s Nations League for national teams. The project, unveiled by the L’Equipe website last September, aims to increase the number of high-level matches and avoid even more unbalanced qualifying matches for women than for men. This League of Nations will be built on the model of that...

Cristiano Ronaldo with Portugal, unstoppable but no longer so essential
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Cristiano Ronaldo with Portugal, unstoppable but no longer so essential

His appearance in training with a swollen face yesterday could not better illustrate the bad period crossed by Cristiano Ronaldo. Badly hit in the nose by a failed outing by Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik, Saturday at the start of the match, the fivefold Ballon d’Or suffered from start to finish during his team’s trip to...

Italy win in Hungary and join the Nations League Final Four
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Italy win in Hungary and join the Nations League Final Four

The game: 0-2 The terrible night against North Macedonia (0-1), in the qualifying play-offs for the World Cup, on March 24, synonymous with the second consecutive non-qualification for the final phase of a World Cup, will never be erased. But Italy has nevertheless treated this gaping wound a little in recent months. By winning in...

Nations League: Fernando Santos (Portugal) awaits Spain firmly
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Nations League: Fernando Santos (Portugal) awaits Spain firmly

Portugal coach Fernando Santos awaits Spain firmly on Tuesday in Braga, on the last day of the League of Nations (8:45 p.m.), while a draw will be enough to qualify Portugal, already winners of the competition in 2019, for the Final 4. “I’m going to tell my players that we’re going to play like we...

League of Nations: France loses to Denmark but remains in League A
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League of Nations: France loses to Denmark but remains in League A

The game: 2-0 It was not the best way to wrap up this gathering in September, and with just under two months before the World Cup (November 20-December 18), the last impression left by the Blues was not reassuring. In the space of three days, and with five changes made compared to the eleven aligned...

Portugal overtake Spain after victory over Czech Republic
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Portugal overtake Spain after victory over Czech Republic

The game: 0-4 Portugal couldn’t have had a better night. Second in group 2, one point behind Spain at the start of the 5th day of the League of Nations, the Seleçao took first place thanks to La Roja’s misstep against Switzerland (1-2 ) and his success in the Czech Republic (4-0). The Portuguese will...