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Dear French national team: We will never forgive you!

French trainer Raymond Domenech showing national shirt @starmaillot.com

By Elif Kayi

OPINION. France never really was a soccer nation. Not that they always had poor players or that they never managed good performances on the field. But if one considers soccer also from a socio-cultural point of view, the French never showed a particular enthusiasm for what one usually calls “the round ball”. For decades France figured as a kind of strange animal at the core of a European tradition, which had integrated the culture of penalties and corners into its history long ago.

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“Israel’s triple fiasco”: Read francophone press reactions on Flotilla

A Freedom Flotilla ship @freegaza.org Flickr stream

By Elif Kayi

ROUND UP. Most writers in Francophone press in France, Belgium and Switzerland criticized Israel heavily for the attack on Flotilla, while others raised questions related to roles played by Turkey, Hamas and US.

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