Nice coach Patrick Vieira is standing up to player power

Soccer 02/18/19, 00:21

Nice coach Patrick Vieira is standing up for his beliefs in a soccer era increasingly marked by player power.During Vieira's heyday as a powerful, ball-winning midfielder for Arsenal and France, very few opponents got the better of him. Now he's leaving his players in no doubt who is in charge.Vieira ...

Marseille signs Balotelli from Nice until end of the season

Soccer 01/23/19, 11:31

Marseille has signed striker Mario Balotelli from French rival Nice until the end of the season.The 28-year-old Italian was the top scorer for Nice over the past two seasons but failed to score in 10 league games this season and fell out of favor with coach Patrick Vieira.Marseille did not ...

Henry’s Monaco draws 1-1 with Vieira’s Nice in French league

Soccer 01/16/19, 17:18

Old friends Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira had to split the points as Monaco drew 1-1 with French Riviera rival Nice on Wednesday in a scrappy match featuring three video reviews.Winger Allan Saint-Maximin put Nice ahead in the 30th minute and 17-year-old defender Benoit Badiashile equalized shortly after halftime, becoming ...

Fabregas almost creates winner as Monaco draws at Marseille

Soccer 01/13/19, 17:46

Cesc Fabregas almost had a dream debut for Monaco in the French league only for teammate Youri Tielemans to waste a late golden chance in a 1-1 draw at Marseille on Sunday.Despite only signing from Premier League Chelsea on Friday, Fabregas went straight into the team and added poise and ...

From North London to French Riviera: It’s Henry vs. Vieira

Soccer 12/06/18, 00:08

When they played together for Arsenal, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira knew the importance of getting one over on local rival Tottenham.Scoring in the North London derby helped them become club legends, cementing their place in the hearts of fans. Of Vieira's 34 goals for Arsenal, none of them felt ...

Giovinco back in Italy squad after 3-year absence

Soccer 10/05/18, 09:23

Sebastian Giovinco is back in the Italy squad after an absence of nearly three years, but Mario Balotelli has been left out.Italy coach Roberto Mancini included the 31-year-old Toronto FC forward in the 28-man squad he named Friday for upcoming matches against Ukraine and Poland.Giovinco, who has scored one goal ...

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