AC.Milan was the first truly big European club that Thiago Silva joined in a transfer that was completed back on 2009 for a transfer fee which is believed to be in the region of €10 million and after spending 3 seasons with the Italian club, Ac.Milan offloaded him to PSG for around €42 million.
The French football League (LFP) has elected a new president in Nathalie Boy de la Tour after the candidacy of Raymond Domenech was thrown out.
The Administrative Council put the candidacy of the 64-year old former France coach forward. However, two-thirds of the General Assembly struck out the candidacy. Domenech was the man who led the senior team to the 2006 World Cup before they lost out to Italy.
On July of 2012 it was confirmed that Thiago Silva had completed his move from Ac.Milan to Paris Saint-Germain in a deal where the French club had to pay around €42 million in order to lure him to Parc des Princes and so far this transfer has not disappointed as the Brazilian player is the captain of the club and a consistent starter that almost always manages to make top performances.
Paris St Germain appointed Unai Emery as the manager in order to finally achieve European success.
The club has struggled to achieve something meaningful in Europe despite having spent vast sums of money on players and managers. The likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Laurent Blanc have been unable to bring success to the French capital in terms of the Champions League. After having watched Unai Emery lift three consecutive Europa League titles with Sevilla, the club has decided to go for the Spaniard even though he had a poor record outside the Spanish club.
The Brazilian national football team is currently performing in the 2016 Olympics as they are the hosts of the international sports competition and the team of Tite is in search for their 1rst Gold Olympic medal as the Brazilian team has never managed to win the top spot but might just be able to win it this time around with Neymar leading the attacking force.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to lift the Euro 2016 title and that the dream got closer with the victory over Poland in Marseille.
Portugal are set to play Wales in the semi final in Lyon after both teams defeated their quarter final oppositions to book a place.
Portugal squeezed past Poland as they defeated them 5-3 on penalties after the game couldn’t be decided in regular time.
Japan are planning to hold a training session covering all players – even those playing for European clubs – before the end of May.
April 6th saw the champions of French Ligue 1 play host to the third round of UEFA Champions League.
The first leg fixture was held at Parc des Princes. The game was played between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. The predictions were in favor of PSG who would have looked at beating their English opponent. They had defeated Chelsea before this, in the last round.
Paris St Germain wrapped up the French league title with eight games remaining and this will in turn help the club in the Champions League according to captain Thiago Silva.
PSG have become the overwhelming dominant force in French football. They have won the league title in the last four seasons and they continue to do so with an ever-increasing margin of victory. The club has won the title for the 2015-16 season with still eight matches left. This gives them the flexibility of being able to rest players for the midweek Champions League matches.
The Champions League is considered to be the most prestigious piece of silverware that a club can win. It’s also an extremely difficult trophy to obtain as all the top European clubs compete against each trying to secure it and only the very best squads are the ones that manage to lift it.