About me

I’m the London Sports Correspondent for the Agence France-Presse (AFP) international news agency, specialising in football. I moved to AFP’s London office in October 2012 after four years working in Paris.

The main focus of my work with AFP is coverage of the Premier League and English domestic cup competitions, the England national team and UEFA Champions League matches involving English clubs. Major tournaments I’ve reported on include the 2014 World Cup, the 2012 and 2016 European Championships, the 2011 Asian Cup and the 2013 Confederations Cup. I’ve also reported on the 2012 London Olympics, the French Open and the Six Nations.

As a French football specialist, I’ve been interviewed several times on BBC Radio 5 Live, usually concerning the wildly oscillating fortunes of the French national team, and I’ve also appeared on BT Sport, CNN, BBC News 24, France 24, KICKTV, the BBC World Service, BBC London, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Ulster, talkSPORT, Sky Sports News Radio, Sirius XM and The Guardian Football Weekly podcast. I’ve written for websites/publications including ESPN FC, Bleacher Report, The Blizzard, ITV Sport, Eurosport, Ligue1.com and Betfair.

In a previous guise, this website was a blog called Football Further, specialising in French football and tactical trends in the European game. It was a founding member of the Guardian Sport Network (articles can be found here).

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The opinions expressed here are my own and not those of my employer. Header image © Hans van der Meer. Background image shows seats at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (© Tom Williams).

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