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Court rules that the French businessman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud

Gignac underachieving at Marseille

Andre-Pierre Gignac has scored just one league goal in nearly five months with Marseille and is turning into the local fans' scapegoat following an expensive transfer this summer.

Can Arsenal overcome Messi & Co this time?

Glenn Moore assesses Wenger's chances of Champions League revenge and what the draw means for the other English clubs

Drogba ready for emotional return to the club where he's worshipped like a god

He was only at Marseilles for one season but was adored and cried when he left. Andy Brassell talks to those involved in a unique affair

French protesters in final appeal to Sarkozy

Yesterday brought more nationwide street protests, and strikes caused travel woes, even though parliament already has approved President Nicolas Sarkozy's unpopular plan to raise the retirement age to 62.

France arrests 12 in counter-terror raids, but denies link to US alert

French counter-terrorism investigators arrested 12 people in two separate inquiries yesterday but played down links with a Europe-wide terror alert issued by the US government last weekend.

Is French cuisine dead?

It's the undisputed home of gastronomic excellence. But can Gallic cooking still cut the mustard – or is it living on past glories? Two leading food writers argue the case

I'm not even 100 per cent, says Arsenal's nemesis

After scoring 12 goals in 10 starts against the Gunners, Didier Drogba is ready to inflict more pain today

Back to the banlieues: Drogba's journey home

Paul Newman joins the prolific striker as he travels to his first club – and encounters the thoughtful side to an explosive character

Abramovich targets League and European success

Roman Abramovich has told the Chelsea squad that he does not expect them to prioritise between the Champions League and the Premier League this season - he wants to win them both, according to the Chelsea captain John Terry.

Ancelotti says Chelsea are in control

Carlo Ancelotti claims Chelsea are already closing in on the second round of the Champions League after swatting aside Marseille.

Terry and Anelka lead Chelsea to victory

Chelsea 2 Marseille 0

Deschamps reveals Liverpool approach

Marseille boss Didier Deschamps has revealed Liverpool approached him about replacing Rafael Benitez at Anfield in the summer.

Ancelotti backs Anelka to shine against Marseille

Carlo Ancelotti has full confidence in Nicolas Anelka's striking prowess as the former France international prepares to spearhead Chelsea's attack against Marseille in the Champions League tonight.

Deschamps means business on Stamford Bridge return

Eric Cantona may have once disdainfully dismissed him, but there is no chance of either Chelsea or their manager underestimating Didier Deschamps when he takes his seat in the away dugout at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Chelsea wait on Terry and Lampard

Chelsea are waiting on the fitness of captain John Terry and midfielder Frank Lampard ahead of their trip to West Ham tomorrow.

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