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Africans Abroad: Adam Idah lights up the FA Cup

The FA Cup third round took centre stage this past weekend, as the heavyweights from English football's top two divisions joined those still standing from the lesser leagues in a swathe of compelling clashes across the country.

For Norwich City's Adam Idah, it was a start to the year he'll never forget. The 18-year-old became the youngest player to net a hat-trick for the Canaries when he struck three times in their 4-2 triumph away at Preston North End, marking his second start for the club in...

Toulouse sack manager after Kombouare Coupe de France defeat to amateurs

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Antoine Kombouare was sacked by Toulouse following their Coupe de France elimination.

Toulouse sacked coach Antoine Kombouare on Sunday after Saturday's humiliating 1-0 Coupe de France round of 64 defeat to amateur side Saint-Pryve-Saint-Hilaire extended the club's worst-ever run of form.

The 56-year-old, who oversaw two wins from his first three matches in charge before a run of 10 consecutive losses across all competitions, was only appointed in mid-October as Alain Casanova's replacement.

Lille at home in Ligue 1 and Niort away in the Coupe de la Ligue were Kombouare's only successes...

Marseille urged to hand minnows cash in Coupe de France stadium row

Marseille argued they provided the majority of fans in attendance.

French minnows Trelissac have urged Marseille to donate their slice of Sunday's Coupe de France round of 64 ticket money towards amateur football in their home region of the Dordogne after OM kept their part of the sales once the clash was moved to a bigger stadium to maximise revenue.

Marseille, second in Ligue 1, edged past the fourth-tier side on penalties 4-2 after a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes -- 30 of which were played with 10 men after Hiroki Sakai was sent off for a second bookable offence.


Cavani, Sarabia each score brace in PSG's Coupe de France rout

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Edinson Cavani and Pablo Sarabia scored twice while Adil Aouchiche and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting each added another as Paris Saint-Germain beat ESA Linas-Montlhery 6-0 in a Coupe de France match on Sunday.

The win over the sixth-tier side sees the 12-time champions of the tournament  into the round of 32, and another step toward avenging their loss in the final last year to Rennes.

Facing a side composed of amateurs, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel rested star players like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.


Rennes fan suing Neymar for French Cup slap

The Rennes supporter who was hit in the face by Neymar following Paris Saint-Germain's French Cup finals loss last season has filed a lawsuit against the Brazil star.

The fan's lawyer, Philippe Ohayon, told L'Equipe newspaper that his client, whose identity has not been revealed, decided to take legal action after a meeting between members of Neymar's entourage and the alleged victim failed to ease tensions.

Ohayon was not immediately available for further comment.

The PSG striker was given a three-game...