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Sep 15, 2015

Soccer-Di Maria delivers for PSG in Champions League opener

PARIS, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain were hoping that Angel Di Maria would help them reach new heights and the Argentina winger showed on Tuesday he is ready to deliver after a disappointing year in the Premier League.

Di Maria joined PSG during the close season after a below-par, injury-hit campaign at Manchester United following a move from Real Madrid.

Sep 15, 2015

Di Maria inspires PSG to 2-0 win over Malmo

PARIS (Reuters) – Angel Di Maria brought his delicate touch to Paris St Germain’s game as the French champions started their Champions League campaign with a routine 2-0 home win against Malmo on Tuesday.

Di Maria scored after four minutes of their Group A match and Edinson Cavani made it 2-0 with a 61st minute header in a one-way encounter at the Parc des Princes.

Sep 15, 2015

Soccer-Di Maria inspires PSG to 2-0 win over Malmo

PARIS, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Angel Di Maria brought his delicate touch to Paris St Germain’s game as the French champions started their Champions League campaign with a routine 2-0 home win against Malmo on Tuesday.

Di Maria scored after four minutes of their Group A match and Edinson Cavani made it 2-0 with a 61st minute header in a one-way encounter at the Parc des Princes.

Sep 5, 2015

Rugby – Late Nakaitaci try gives France win over Scotland

PARIS (Reuters) – Noa Nakaitaci’s late try spared France a first home defeat against Scotland in 16 years as Les Bleus finished their World Cup preparations with a 19-16 win at the Stade de France on Saturday.

France were rewarded for their domination when wing Nakaitaci went over seven minutes from time after Philippe Saint-Andre’s side had looked short of ideas against a sturdy Scottish defence.

Sep 5, 2015

Proven World Cup pedigree boosts France

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s proven Rugby World Cup pedigree, an impressive warmup victory over hosts England and a favourable draw will all be factors in their favour at the 2015 tournament despite a deeply mediocre record under coach Philippe Saint-Andre.

Since Saint-Andre, who will be replaced by long-time Toulouse manager Guy Noves after the tournament, took charge after the 2011 Cup the French have never finished higher than fourth in the Six Nations championship and were bottom of the table in 2013.

Sep 5, 2015

Picamoles could restore French power factor

PARIS (Reuters) – Louis Picamoles looked set to play second fiddle at the rugby World Cup, but the Toulouse number eight’s impressive return to form suggests he will have a huge impact on France’s game.

The powerful back row forward’s chances of even making the squad had looked slim after a lung infection sidelined him for four months last summer and a thigh injury kept him out of the Six Nations.

Sep 5, 2015

Veteran Michalak reclaims French flyhalf spot

PARIS (Reuters) – Less than a year ago, Frederic Michalak came close to retiring after yet another serious injury.

Now the leading French international points scorer is back at flyhalf in the national team at the age of 32 and determined to make an impact at his third Rugby World Cup.

Sep 5, 2015

Rugby-Picamoles could restore French power factor

PARIS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Louis Picamoles looked set to play second fiddle at the rugby World Cup, but the Toulouse number eight’s impressive return to form suggests he will have a huge impact on France’s game.

The powerful back row forward’s chances of even making the squad had looked slim after a lung infection sidelined him for four months last summer and a thigh injury kept him out of the Six Nations.

Sep 5, 2015

Rugby-Veteran Michalak reclaims French flyhalf spot

PARIS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Less than a year ago, Frederic Michalak came close to retiring after yet another serious injury.

Now the leading French international points scorer is back at flyhalf in the national team at the age of 32 and determined to make an impact at his third Rugby World Cup.

Sep 5, 2015

Rugby-Proven World Cup pedigree boosts France

PARIS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – France’s proven Rugby World Cup pedigree, an impressive warmup victory over hosts England and a favourable draw will all be factors in their favour at the 2015 tournament despite a deeply mediocre record under coach Philippe Saint-Andre.

Since Saint-Andre, who will be replaced by long-time Toulouse manager Guy Noves after the tournament, took charge after the 2011 Cup the French have never finished higher than fourth in the Six Nations championship and were bottom of the table in 2013.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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