Saint-Etienne striker Robert Beric - injured and out of commission for Slovenia's two World Cup qualifiers - has admitted that he probably shouldn't have played in his side's 2-0 Rhône derby loss to Olympique Lyonnais.

McCourt, the 63-year-old former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has pledged to build a team that will be able to challenge Paris Saint-Germain.

The home side dominated most of the ball in the early exchanges but both sides had little to shout about as shots at goal proved hard to come by.

Olympique de Marseille (French pronunciation: ​[ɔlɛ̃pik də maʁsɛj], locally [ɔlɛ̃ˈpikə də mɑχˈsɛjə]; also known as l'OM IPA: [lo.ɛm], locally [loˈɛmə]) or simply Marseille, is a French football club in Marseille.

Marseille workers' committee said in a statement on Tuesday it approved McCourt's project "unanimously," paving the way for the completion of the sale by the end of the year.

Angers denied Marseille a second successive victory by securing a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw with a stoppage-time equaliser.

Booth and Hepworth where two of six British people charged with various offenses, following three days of violent scuffles with Russian hooligans in the Mediterranean port city.

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Scuffles broke out between some England fans and local youths early on Friday morning in Marseille, which is hosting a Euro 2016 match between England and Russia on Saturday.

Two other former Ballon d'Or winners were hired by Olympique de Marseille: George Weah played for Marseille in 2000–01 after winning the Ballon d'Or in 1995 and Franz Beckenbauer coached the team for 6 months in 1990.

As with the Virage Nord, the South Curve is controlled by supporter's associations with the Commando Ultras 1984 and the South Winners dominating the central section and Amis de l'OM and Club Central des Supporteurs filling the remaining sections of the stand. The 2007/08 third shirt of OM was a tribute to South Winners fans whose colours are orange, as they are traditionally left wing fans.

The club struggled in the 2011–12 season, going to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table after six matches. Nevertheless, Marseille rebounded, winning 3–0 against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, as well as a 3–0 success over rivals PSG in November of that year. Marseille ended 2011 with a good sequence, also qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the second season running.

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The stadium initially had a cycling as well as a running track circling the pitch. It was bowl-shaped and both long sides had cover. The stadium remained largely unchanged for the following decades, though the tracks got gradually eaten away by the extension of the stands.

Marseille offers a wide variety of cultural and historical attractions, so you will have plenty things to see during your holiday. One of the most important of Marseille's sights is the Romano-Byzantine cathedral of Notre Dame de La Garde, available for visiting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. during summer and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during winter. Other popular attractions include the Chateau d'If, the Opera, and Borély Park.

Stade Velodrome officially opened on the 13 June 1937 with a friendly match between Marseille and Italian side Torino. During the 1938 World Cup, the stadium hosted one first round match and the semi-final between Italy and Brazil (2-1).

Ian Hepworth, a psychiatric nurse from Sheffield, was later sentenced to three months in prison in connection with the Marseille football clashes.

In the Champions League, Marseille became the first French team to win at Anfield when they beat 2007 runners-up Liverpool 1–0, and the team took six out of six points from their opening two games. They only drew one more match, and in a winner-takes-all final group game they lost 4–0 to Liverpool, who became the first English team to win at the Stade Vélodrome. Marseille, coming third in the Champions League Group A, then joined the UEFA Cup.[10]

Hepworth, 41, was also barred from France for two years.

The following players have won the European Golden Shoe whilst playing for Olympique de Marseille:

Marseille has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters followed by hot and dry summers. The coldest months include December, January, and February, with average temperatures of 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. If you plan on travelling during this time of the year, make sure to pack some warm clothes. July and August are the hottest months, having average temperatures of 30°C during the day and 19°C at night.

French federal prosecutor Brice Robin said Russian hooligans had “prepared for lightning-fast operations” and had averted detection by travelling to Marseille over land.

If you wish to stay close to the coast (and beach), the Residence Adagio Prado Plage may be of interest to you. Most will decide to stay in the old port area though, or a bit further south near Castellane with both the stadium and city centre at walking distance.

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* This history does not include the "war" seasons (1939/1940 to 1944/1945).

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The following players have won the Ballon d'Or whilst playing for Olympique de Marseille:

Yoann Gourcuff went closest for the hosts, but his free-kick cleared Yohann Pele's top corner before Florian Thauvin had a similar effort at the other end when his set-piece also failed to find the target.

The two groups were seen throwing chairs at each other and exchanging punches, as French police used tear gas to bring the trouble under control.

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The stadium was almost completely rebuilt for the 1998 World Cup, and it was then when the stadium got its characteristic round-shaped stands. Capacity got increased to about 60,000 seats, though the new stadium was also criticised for its lack of cover.

He told judges on Monday he regretted his actions, but denied he had intentionally targeted officers.

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