Mbappe hits back at FA chief over quitting claim

Kylian Mbappe has hit back at French football president Noel Le Graet for saying the Paris Saint-Germain striker wanted to quit the national team over his missed penalty at Euro 2020. The 23-year-old saw his penalty saved in the shootout against Switzerland, which saw France eliminated at the round-of-16 stage. – Preseason schedule: When, where, … Read more

Vacation watch: Where soccer stars are enjoying summer holidays

Players and coaches from the top leagues are taking a much-needed rest amid a busy year in club and international soccer. Instagram @mosalah With preseason mere weeks away and the start of the 2022-23 already beginning to crown over the horizon, many of football’s top names have been seizing the opportunity to squeeze a hard-earned vacation … Read more

Tchouameni: Mbappe wanted me to snub Madrid

8:30 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Aurelien Tchouameni said Kylian Mbappe tried to persuade him to sign for Paris Saint-Germain but understood his decision to move to Real Madrid. Madrid confirmed the acquisition of Tchouameni last week from AS Monaco in a deal worth an initial €80 million, with sources confirming to ESPN the … Read more

Kramaric penalty rescues Croatia against France | The Express Tribune

SPLIT: Andrej Kramaric scored a late penalty as Croatia salvaged a 1-1 draw at home to world champions France on Monday that left both teams still chasing a first win in the Nations League. Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot fired France ahead on 52 minutes in Split as coach Didier Deschamps selected an inexperienced side without … Read more

Inside Story: Why, and when, Mbappe chose PSG over Real Madrid

In the end, just like a title race or World Cup final, it was a saga that ran right to the end. After courting astronomical offers from his current club, Paris Saint-Germain, and LaLiga giants Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe made his choice to stay in the French capital and now has the chance to not … Read more

Mbappe convinced he can ‘keep improving’ at PSG | The Express Tribune

PARIS: Kylian Mbappe said Sunday he believes he will “keep improving” as a player after choosing to sign a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain rather than join Real Madrid, as the France striker took to social media to explain his decision. In a lengthy post on Twitter, the 23-year-old superstar also said he would be … Read more

The saga is over! Mbappe signs 3-year PSG deal

2:56 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez The Kylian Mbappe transfer saga came to a conclusion on Saturday amid confirmation the Paris Saint-Germain forward had snubbed a move to Real Madrid in favour of signing a three-year contract extension at the Ligue 1 club. ESPN reported last year that PSG rejected a series of bids … Read more

Marseille secure Champions League place | The Express Tribune

PARIS: Marseille clinched automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League group stage on a final night of the French Ligue 1 season on Saturday that was dramatic beyond the announcement that Kylian Mbappe was staying at Paris Saint-Germain. Marseille began the day in third place – which only offered a place in the Champions League … Read more

Sources: Mbappe to announce shock PSG stay

9:48 AM ET Julien Laurens Rodrigo Faez Kylian Mbappe has said he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain, sources told ESPN, in a shock U-turn that sees Real Madrid miss out again on their long-term transfer target. Mbappe, 23, had been widely expected to move to the Bernabeu this summer, with his PSG contract due to … Read more

Sources: Mbappe future shrouded in mystery

6:37 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid believe that Kylian Mbappe will announce a decision on his future this weekend, sources have told ESPN, with uncertainty around the situation causing “nervousness and confusion” over the club’s chances of signing the Paris Saint-Germain forward. According to sources, there is “pessimism” at Madrid over the … Read more