French defender Adil Rami signs for Turkey's Fenerbahce after being sacked by Marseille for 'gross misconduct'
33-year-old Adil Rami has signed a one-year contract with the Istanbul outfit which includes the option of a second season, Fenerbahce said in a statement.
Ligue 1: Marseille sack World Cup winner Adil Rami on grounds of 'gross misconduct' following disciplinary procedure
Rami, who has played two seasons for the club, said he was injured but on the same day took part in the recording of a French TV show that included demanding physical stunts
Ligue 1: France World Cup-winner Adil Rami left out of Marseille squad for pre-season United States tour
The episode was broadcast on 29 June but recorded late last season, at a time when Rami claimed he was injured and was missing training under former coach Rudi Garcia
FIFA World Cup 2018: Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante's odd midfield partnership powers France's title challenge
Pogba and Kante are the engine room of a vibrant, young French team and despite contrasting personalities off the field, they are showing they understand each other well on the pitch.
FIFA World Cup 2018: With ideal balance of youth and experience, France are favourites to achieve glory in Russia
With Didier Deschamps at the helm, France, boasting of a perfect balance between youth and experience are favourites to clinch their second FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill believes France can win title in Russia
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill believes France are quite capable of winning the World Cup after seeing them get the better of his team in a friendly
Follow the latest updates from the Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Olympique Marseille.
France defender Laurent Koscielny will miss the World Cup after he suffered a suspected ruptured Achilles playing for Arsenal in the Europa League.
Europa League: Marseille sneak past Salzburg into final thanks to defender Rolando's extra-time strike
Salzburg produced a rousing second-half performance to wipe out a 2-0 first-leg deficit, but Marseille became the first French side to reach a European final since 2004 despite a 2-1 defeat on the night.
Ligue 1: Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will not find Marseille 'attractive' enough to move, says Rudi Garcia
Giroud has the "right profile", but Garcia admits that the French international "may have other interests than Marseille".
Ligue 1: Marseille coach Rudi Garcia planning last-minute coup for striker before transfer window shuts
Marseille are in the hunt for an extra striker and coach Rudi Garcia said he is looking to snag a last minute bargain before the transfer window snaps shut.
Hosts France and World Cup champions Germany will be rekindling their traditional rivalry on Thursday when they face off in the second semi-final of the European football championship at Stade Velodrome.
Coach Joachim Loew has said that France are the toughest opponents Germany has had till now in Euro 2016 ahead of the landmark semi-final clash on Thursday
While the two semi-final contests are as mouth-watering as it gets, a bit of gloss has been taken of these matches with a number of key players that are set to miss out, either due to suspension or injuries.