World 2021: Luc Abalo exasperated by the questions of a journalist

Asked about BeIN Sport just after the difficult success over Algeria (29-26) on Wednesday evening, the winger of the France handball team did not hide his annoyance, before leaving.

On Wednesday evening, the France team won a fourth success in as many matches played during the 2021 World Cup in Egypt, dominating Algeria (29-26). “A narrow success”, by the admission of the coach of the Blues, Guillaume Gille, due to insufficient collective performance of the French. What feed a certain disappointment, despite the favorable result. What did the BeInN Sport journalist Mary Patrux wish to express by interviewing Luc Abalo live just after the meeting, perhaps a little unhappy: “We did not spend a very good evening in front of France? -Algeria. I imagine that the France team did not have a lot of fun during this meeting either. ” Face closed, the right winger answers tit for tat: “Oh yes, why did not you have a good evening?”

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Having started on the wrong foot, the discussion then continued, in a climate of mistrust and hostility. “You were put in difficulty by a team from Algeria that you are, for me, able to dominate more easily”, replied the journalist of the pay channel. “Actually, how do you say we could dominate them easily?” Abalo snarled a little more. Before backing up his point. “Our team is new. There are a lot of players who don’t necessarily have experience of this competition, and for them it’s a difficult game. Algeria is a big team. They defend differently, very hard, very high, so we knew we were going to have some tough challenges to overcome. ” One way for the winger to defend his troops. But from defensive, his speech then went on the offensive …

Thus, Abalo highlighted the way of approaching this meeting, and this Algerian opponent, from the media. “Before the match, psychologically, we said to ourselves that we had no right to play badly against this team. As if we don’t respect them enough. It is a problem. Whether it was Switzerland two days ago or Algeria, they are two good teams (…) You (the journalists), in your questions, you imply that we have no right to lose and to play badly . Except that in this team, there are young players and they say to themselves that they have no right to play badly. However, it doesn’t matter if you miss something, you just have to fight in defense… ”And the winger to assert, just before leaving:“ We are no longer the great French team there. is ten years old. We are going to make mistakes and this is normal because we have to rebuild ourselves (… We are not going to dominate all the matches. ”


Ligue 1: OM bows against Lens and plunges into crisis – Fil info – Ligue 1

The crisis is indeed there on the side of Marseille. André Villas-Boas’ players bowed to Lens (0-1) on Wednesday, during a late match of the ninth day of Ligue 1. It is Simon Banza, scorer in the 59th minute, who precipitated the fall of OM, beaten for the second time in a row at the Vélodrome and who have won only one of their last seven matches. Note that the Marseille club also lost Valentin Rongier to injury at the end of the first period. When it doesn’t want… In the standings, OM (one game late) remains sixth and is still four points behind Rennes, fifth. Lens is seventh, one point behind Marseille.


Lisandro López to sign at Atlanta / Argentina / Racing Club /

An Argentinian in Georgia.

Lisandro “Licha” Lopez announced on Tuesday evening that he is leaving Racing Club, Argentina champion in 2019, reports The new one. At 37, the Argentine will join MLS and Atlanta, where he will reunite with compatriot Gabriel Heinze, the current coach, for what should be his last experience before hanging up. Lisandro has scored 48 goals in 139 games for Racing.

For a final handful of dollars.



Ibrahimovic at AC Milan until 40? – Info Wire – Transfers

Author of a double on the ground of Cagliari this Monday (2-0), Zlatan Ibrahimovic is stainless with AC Milan, and this even after having missed 8 matches in a row due to injury. The Swedish striker has totaled 12 goals in 8 Serie A games and is not innocent in the place of leader of the Rossonneri. What if, at 39 (40 next October), he extended his contract which ends at the end of the season? “Now it depends on Paolo Maldini, retorted Ibrahimovic after the match, returning the ball to the court of his sports director. I am very happy with this return to Milan. I am really happy.” Follow the transfer window information live on our site here.

Ibrahimovic’s best goals with Paris Saint-Germain (2012-2016)


Virginia Torrecilla with a brain tumor lifts the Spanish Super Cup

The image is strong.

The emotion was great on Saturday after the final of the Women’s Spanish Supercup. In the wake of Atlético de Madrid’s victory against Levante (3-0), Amanda Sampedro climbed into the stands with the trophy to find her teammate, Virginia Torrecilla, who suffered from a brain tumor. And at two, the young women lifted the cup to the applause of the members of the federation, but also those of their teammates who remained on the lawn.

The Spanish midfielder appeared very moved by this gesture, eight months after having undergone emergency surgery for this health problem which has since forced her to put her career on hold.



Lazio make short work of AS Roma in the derby – Fil info – Italy – Abroad

No worries for Lazio. Simone Inzaghi’s players defeated AS Roma (3-0) in the Eternal City derby this Friday, in the first match of the 18th day of Serie A. A goal from Ciro Immobile and a brace from Luis Alberto for Lazio, sovereign this Friday during the entire meeting and seventh in the standings of the Italian championship. Lazio who also comes three lengths behind Roma, third.

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“Come back quickly”: 180 athletes sign a letter of support for L’Équipe

This Saturday, for the 8th consecutive day, the sports daily will not appear due to a strike movement. This made many champions react in France.

“Come back quickly, bring us back to sport, all sports, and continue to tell us, to tell me”: 180 top-level athletes signed a letter of support on Friday to the journalists of L’Équipe on strike since January 8. However, they will not have the pleasure of finding the daily newspaper in the kiosks on Saturday: the intersyndicale SNJ, SNJ-CGT, UFICT-CGT, SGLCE-CGT decided on Friday to renew its call to strike for 24 hours. The newspaper will therefore not appear for the 8th day in a row, its management announced to AFP. “For years now, we have met, we discuss at the edge of the fields, roads, swimming pools, gymnasiums, tracks. Years to share, sometimes to lose oneself, ”notes the text signed by some of the biggest names in sport, active or retired, French or not.

From Rudy Gobert to Marie-José Pérec via Dante, Greg Lemond, Renaud Lavillenie, Samantha Davies, Yannick Noah, Michel Platini, Pauline Ferrand-Prévost or Alain Prost, but also leaders like Jean-Michel Aulas or coaches like Corinne Deacon, all hope to see the daily sports in the kiosks as soon as possible. “By accompanying my first steps, my victories, my medals, you have been the link with my supporters, millions of sports enthusiasts. You did not hide my defeats, my doubts either. I confided in you, it was sometimes tense but we always reconciled. We have never broken that link. Except in recent days when, absent from kiosks, laptops, tablets, you leave us helpless, ”underlines the text published on social networks, where testimonies of support pour in every day.

Even the Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, reacted Friday on Twitter: “Sport is going through a difficult period. We have realized in recent months how essential it is to our daily lives. For a week we have also measured that L’Equipe has been missing from sport, ”she wrote. Another initiative, a handwritten letter sent by the director of the Groupama-FDJ cycling team, Marc Madiot, to “Madame Amaury” (Marie-Odile Amaury, owner of the eponymous group to which the newspaper belongs), and a photo of which has been posted Thursday on social networks: “I know the difficulties of the written press but I also know that we win matches or races as a team (…) We, we need YOUR TEAM”, writes in particular Madiot.

A large majority of the daily journalists are on strike against the job protection plan (PSE) unveiled in the fall by the management of the L’Equipe group, and which provides for the elimination of around fifty jobs, including 47 journalists, within the SAS L’Équipe (the daily, the magazine, Vélo Magazine and the weekly France football, in the process of becoming a monthly) which employs 350 people. The goal is to save 5 million euros and avoid 6 million losses in 2021, in a context of falling paper sales aggravated by the health crisis and the end of sports competitions in the spring. The unions are invited Monday to a meeting on “the alternative project proposed by the management”, according to the latter. This week, management proposed better starting conditions, but also an alternative to the PSE, a modified version of a draft collective performance agreement (CPA) rejected this summer by the unions, with a cut in wages of 5 % until the end of 2024 at the latest and the abandonment of 10 days of RTT.


M6 offers to broadcast Ligue 1 matches for free

INFO THE FIGARO – Nicolas de Tavernost’s group wrote to Vincent Labrune, the president of the LFP, to suggest this option.

What if M6 broadcast matches of the French football championship for free? After the Mediapro fiasco, French football is still looking for emergency exits. Meeting Wednesday afternoon, the board of directors of the Professional Football League (LFP) unanimously validated the principle of a call for tenders concerning the batches of matches abandoned by the Sino group channel -Spanish Téléfoot, broadcaster of 80% of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. But Canal + calls for a more comprehensive review.

While waiting for the blur to dissipate, and for a new broadcaster to be found, the M6 ​​group has opened the door to a possible broadcast of the competition in clear on its antennas. Its President of the Management Board, Nicolas de Tavernost, made it known in a letter sent Wednesday to Vincent Labrune, the President of the League and that Le Figaro procured. “Without wanting to interfere in the current discussions around the rights of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, our channels are not intended to acquire lots, we nevertheless wanted to tell you that we follow with

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TV rights: the League validates the principle of a call for tenders – Fil info – Ligue 1

The board of directors of the Professional Football League (LFP) validated Thursday the principle of a call for tenders for the vacant TV rights of the French Championships, two sources with knowledge of the matter told AFP. The League wants to put back on the market only the lots abandoned by Mediapro, the defective broadcaster of 80% of matches in the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships, according to these sources. Canal +, approached for the resumption of rights, has on the contrary already requested that this call for tenders be global, including the two matches per day of Ligue 1 that it is currently broadcasting and that it wishes to return.


A 12th player tested positive for Covid-19 in Lorient

Hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, Lorient announced this Thursday evening in a brief press release that a twelfth player from the club has tested positive for Covid-19. The match counting for the 20th day of Ligue 1 against Dijon is compromised. ” The Covid Commission of the Professional Football League (LFP) will rule on Sunday’s match “, said the club.