Mathieu Valbuena got the green light from France coach Didier Deschamps before deciding to join Dinamo Moscow this summer, the midfielder told RMC.
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Valbuena, 30, has been one of Deschamps' most impressive performers in the former France captain's two-year tenure at the head of Les Bleus, and was influential in his nation's run to the World Cup quarterfinals in Brazil.
However, with Marseille looking to reduce their wage bill, Valbuena signed a three-year...
Tottenham came from behind to take a 2-1 win in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off against AEL Limassol.
The hosts took a 14th minute lead through Adrian Sardinero and it held until 16 minutes from time, when Roberto Soldado levelled for the Londoners.
Harry Kane then struck the winner with 10 minutes to go.
Hull slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to Lokeren after Allan McGregor's mistake gifted Hans Vanaken an easy goal.
There was a surprise home defeat for Lyon, as Astra scored...
NYON, Switzerland -- Slovan Bratislava, Dinamo Moscow and Ruch Chorzow have all been given partial stadium bans by UEFA following racist behaviour by their fans at recent Champions League and Europa League matches.
European football's governing body released a statement on Friday saying the three clubs must close sections of their stadiums at home games next week.
Slovan host BATE Borisov in the first leg of a Champions league playoff on Wednesday, Dinamo welcome Omonia Nicosia on Thursday, while...