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Xabi Alonso loses Champions League debut as Leverkusen coach

Xabi Alonso's Champions League debut went differently to his Bundesliga one, but the former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder looks to have found a style of play that fits with this group.

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21 Oct 2021
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for COVID-19, the club said on Thursday (October 21), a day after he missed their 4-0 Champions League win at Benfica in Lisbon with "flu-like symptoms."
4 Nov 2021
At least 22 people, including children, were killed and another eight were wounded after a passenger coach plunged into a ravine in the Pakistani zone of Kashmir on Wednesday (November 3) local police said. Among the dead were two children aged nine and four years, a prayer leader and a Pakistan army soldier, said Rashid Naeem Khan, a senior police official in divisional headquarters Poonch. He said the coach was on its way to the garrison city of Rawalpindi when the crash happened.
17 Nov 2021
Argentina captain Lionel Messi is fit again and will start their World Cup qualifier at home to Brazil on Tuesday, coach Lionel Scaloni told reporters on Monday (November 15). Scaloni made similar comments ahead of Argentina’s last game, a 1-0 win against Uruguay on Friday, although Messi only appeared for the final 14 minutes of the match. Argentina are second in South America’s 10-team qualifying group, six points behind Brazil, who are the only team from the region to have secured their place at Qatar 2022 so far.
24 Nov 2021
Manchester United have made contact with former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde about becoming the club's interim manager, according to media report. United are looking for an interim manager to suceed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Valverde, 57, is one of a few candidates being considered. Valverde has been out of work since leaving Barcelona in January 2020.
4 Dec 2021
Mercy Tchawalla gives sports classes and advises overweight women in Lome. She helps women build self-esteem.
18 Dec 2021
Leading Gabon football coach accused of raping young players, president demands probe. A former coach for Gabon's under-17 football team, Patrick Assoumou Eyi, sexually abused young players in his care, according to a report on Thursday in British daily The Guardian.
8 Jan
Dubbed the "miracle coach," disabled Moroccan soccer coach, Abdelkhalek El-Ouardi trains other players to excel on the playing field.
30 Jan
Dino Brandão is considered one of the most promising young stars on the Swiss music scene. The half-Swiss, half-Angolan musician recently released a debut EP under his own name. "Bouncy Castle" features five afro-folk tracks and is a multicultural melting pot of sunny and yet melancholic songs. Oscillating between tropical melodies and darker folk tunes, he honestly addresses physical ailments and mental issues. He speaks to FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about the importance of opening up.
11 Feb
At a sharp whistle from Rwandan soccer coach Egidie Kayitesi, her players change their practice drills: the team splits into pairs, some kicking the ball and others throwing it. Kayitesi, 49, coaches AS Kigali, one of Rwanda's top women's soccer teams.
12 Apr
Bastien Picot aka Aurus hails from Reunion Island and is currently touring his album "Chimera" around mainland France. He stopped by the FRANCE 24 studios to tell us about his blend of traditional sounds with sexy electro pop, while showing off his incredible look. We also check out new releases by Fontaines DC, Pheelz and Miss Kittin & The Hacker.
30 Apr
They make up a full rhythm section, with not a drum nor a bass in sight. Champion beatboxers Berywam have just released their début album, "No Instrument", which sees the expert vocal percussionists putting their own spin on hip-hop, reggaeton and pop, with some high-profile collaborators. The French musical foursome join us in the studio to show us how they produce an incredible palette of sounds. We also discuss their stratospheric rise to fame thanks to their online fan base.
17 May
Brooklyn-based duo Bottler (aka producers Pat Butler and Phil Shore) have created a unique soundscape blending a myriad of styles including pop, indie rock, trip-hop and club music. In 2020, they released a double bill of EPs, "Clementine" and "Grow". Now the childhood friends are back with their debut album "Journey Work", in which they’re on a mission to explore and express the full spectrum of human experience. They joined us on Encore! to tell us more.