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Boxing - Iranian female fighter cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

17 Apr 2019

PARIS The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her representative said on Wednesday as Iranian authorities issued a denial.

Boxing: Khadem to break a barrier for Iranian women

12 Apr 2019

ROYAN, France Two years after a clandestine impromptu training session on the hills of Tehran, Sadaf Khadem will become the first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing fight, hoping to lead the way in the Islamic Republic.

Equal pay still a stretch for French women

02 Apr 2019

CLAIREFONTAINE, France Women's soccer has been developing rapidly in France but Frenchwomen do not believe they are in a position to ask for the same financial treatment as the men even though their American counterparts have filed an equal pay lawsuit.

Soccer: French League head draws fire for playing down homophobic chants

26 Mar 2019

PARIS France's Ligue de Football Professionnel President Nathalie Boy de la Tour came under fire on Tuesday after saying that homophobic chants were part of the culture of the sport.

Soccer-French League head draws fire for playing down homophobic chants

26 Mar 2019

PARIS, March 26 France's Ligue de Football Professionnel President Nathalie Boy de la Tour came under fire on Tuesday after saying that homophobic chants were part of the culture of the sport.

Reliable Giroud strikes again as France thrash Iceland

25 Mar 2019

PARIS Olivier Giroud once again proved his reliability for France, netting his 35th international goal as the world champions demolished Iceland 4-0 at home on Monday in their second Euro 2020 qualifier.

France striker Giroud finds solace in international break

25 Mar 2019

PARIS France forward Olivier Giroud left his club frustrations behind him as two goals in two games saw him reach an international milestone that cemented his place among his country's greats.

Soccer-France striker Giroud finds solace in international break

25 Mar 2019

PARIS, March 25 France forward Olivier Giroud left his club frustrations behind him as two goals in two games saw him reach an international milestone that cemented his place among his country's greats.

CORRECTED-Soccer-Reliable Giroud strikes again as France beat Iceland

25 Mar 2019

PARIS, March 25 Olivier Giroud once again proved invaluable for France, netting his 35th international goal as the world champions demolished Iceland 4-0 at home in their second Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday.

France ready to complete women's game development

22 Mar 2019

PARIS With Olympique Lyonnais leading the way at club level, France is ready to complete its women's football development when it hosts the 2019 World Cup, the French federation's vice-president has said.

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