FIFA keeping an eye on France
FIFA is watching the fallout in France over the team's WC failure closely and won't hesitate to suspend the 1998 champs if it discovers government interference.
France President Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to personally investigate the debacle and met with Prime Minister Francois Fillon and Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot on Wednesday to discuss ways to reform French football.
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- Barcelona faces an even bigger hurdle next week when it visits Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League trailing 4-1 from the first leg. But the team can aspire to keep up its positive momentum in the Spanish league.
- The first leg, originally scheduled to be held at the Red Bull Arena in Germany, was shifted to Budapest after German authorities denied Liverpool entry into the country due to Covid-19 protocols.