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Retirement of Ronny Turiaf

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55e1cThe former French international basketball player  has decided to stop his sports career. He announced this in a video made by his friend Boris Diaw. Ronny Turiaf was especially NBA champion in 2012 with Miami. He played 473 matches in the North American League for twelve seasons he spent there and has 101 selections in the French team. It played for 10 years and he decides to stop because of a heart problem. 

 His last apparition was dated November 14 2014 with the Wolves against New Orleans. He played with the best basketball players as Kobe Bryant in the Lakers of Los Angeles  and James Lebron in the Heat of Miami with which he was the champion of the NBA in 2012.

Never forget that he was one of France’s best players.

Ombeline Tilloy IEJ 1D

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French team without Benzema and Valbuena

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Karim Benzema, during a match with french national team

Didier Deschamps has revealed his list for the next games against England and Germany which will be played in November.

Mr Deschamps decided to officially leave out Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena for two reasons. The first, Benzema is still injured and Valbuena might be in mind trouble with the sextape scandal, he had been involved in. But in reality, following his custody, Benzema is not allowed to be in contact with Mathieu Valbuena.

This situation puts “Les bleus” in a difficult situation because these two guys are the leaders of the French team. Their non-participation in the exhibition games is a problem for the French who hope a final success at the Euro 2016 at home.

However, some players took advantage of the situation to come back in this team like Ben Arfa and Gignac. It will be also the first time for Kingsley Coman, the 19-year-old winger, to wear the French National Team’s jersey.

 

Only six months before the 2016 Euro, this scandal might result in a new, fresh offensive line for the team.

 

José Kossa, IEJ3E Group 2

 

SPORTS: Real Madrid – PSG: Last Chance to Shine

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Heure-PSG-Real-MadridParis-Saint-Germain and Real Madrid will play the second leg at the Bernabeu for the fourth day of Champion’s League.

The two teams, which are co-leading the group B, will try to take the three points that will put them on top of the group.

They have both disappointed in the Champion’s League game a couple of weeks ago, but both teams are hoping to put on a better show in tonight’s fixture.

A lot of stars will be on the field again, everyone is hoping the teams will do their best, and strikers such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Cristiano Ronaldo will score and make the show.

“We performed very well in Paris,” Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez said. “Paris-Saint-Germain is getting better year after year and we know this is a very difficult fixture.”

“A 0-0 draw won’t be enough. We respect our opponents but we are ambitious too and have come here to impose our game. We have the technical and physical ressources, and will need both aspects to do it.”

Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are still out due to an injury and will miss tonight’s game with the Real Madrid.

On the PSG’s side, Javier Pastore and Marquinhos, also injured, will miss the game.

Here’s the possible roster for tonight :

Paris-Saint-Germain : Kevin Trapp (GK) – Serge Aurier – Thiago Silva – David Luiz – Maxwell – Thiago Motta, Marco Verrati – Blaise Matuidi – Edinson Cavani – Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Angel Di Maria.

Real Madrid : Keylor Navas (GK) – Danilo – Raphaël Varane – Sergio Ramos – Marcelo – Casemiro – Toni Kroos – Luka Modric – Isco – Cristiano Ronaldo – Jesé Rodriguez.

 

Rezgui Sofiane IEJ 3F Gr: 1

Federer’s come back

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federerAt the age of 33, Roger Federer, the most popular tennis player of the world decided to offer himself Stefan Edberg’s services. After the very controversial year, the Swiss has put himself into question: he wants to return at the level of 2009.

This season Roger Federer competed for nine finals, and if he lost five, he was crowned in Halle, Dubai, Cincinnati and for the first time of his career in Shanghai.

Since yesterday, he has been participating in the Master’s Paribas BNP and he will also take part in the final of the Davis Cup which will oppose Switzerland to France in Lille from 21 till 23 November of this year.

If the question is posed, it is because Roger Federer has not gained every titles yet. However incredible it can sound, the Swiss has  two more battles to win to become unbeatable. He still needs to conquer the battle for the Olympic gold (in individual) and the Davis Cup.

 

 

by Morgane Pareille, IEJ 3E