Varane had to be stronger. Then again, Hummels and this Germany team are formidable, even in such heat. The 90 per cent humidity brought back memories of the semi-final between the countries at Mexico ’86 and it was a test of endurance, as much as anything else. “It was so hot you could hardly breathe,” Löw said. “At least our semi-final will be at 5pm [local time] when the sun is lower.” … [Read more...] about Germany reach World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels header sinks France
Cameroon 1990 world cup squad
“There are players who never mature at 30 and some who do at 20,” said Deschamps. Varane has won three Champions League finals, in 2014, 2017 and 2018 – he missed the 2016 final through injury and the last Euros as well – and has worked successively with José Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benítez and Zidane. Not a bad cast to help you improve every day, although it was his early mistake against Germany and a lost aerial duel with the defender Mats Hummels which ruined France’s chances in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup. … [Read more...] about Raphaël Varane: France defender set to be a leader – or is he too nice?
To illustrate the progress humanity has made, Thuram takes the example of his own family: “My grandfather was born in 1908, 60 years after the abolition of slavery in Guadeloupe. When my mother was born, in 1947, there was segregation in the United States. When I was born, in 1972, there was apartheid in South Africa. In France, state racism ended in the 1960s. If you’re not aware of this deep history, you may think there’s more racism today. But I can tell you there isn’t. There’s far less.” … [Read more...] about Lilian Thuram: ‘My classmates judged me because of my skin colour’
The Hôtel des Invalides is, as its name suggests, a former military hospital and retirement home for veterans. It is the site of museums and monuments to France’s military history and contains the tombs of its war heroes, including the former emperor Napoléon Bonaparte. … [Read more...] about France mourns Jacques Chirac with funeral and ceremonies
As you've likely heard by now, the Agency is mounting a surge particularly directed at the UN Security Council (UNSC) members (minus US and GBR of course) for insights as to how to membership is reacting to the on-going debate RE: Iraq, plans to vote on any related resolutions, what related policies/ negotiating positions they may be considering, alliances/ dependencies, etc - the whole gamut of information that could give US policymakers an edge in obtaining results favorable to US goals or to head off surprises. In RT, that means a QRC surge effort to revive/ create efforts against UNSC members Angola, Cameroon, Chile, Bulgaria and Guinea, as well as extra focus on Pakistan UN matters. … [Read more...] about US plan to bug Security Council: the text