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Euro 2016 Match Preview: France vs Romania

Euro 2016 Match Preview: France vs Romania

Jun. 10 | Hosts France kick off Euro 2016 against Romania at Stade de France on Friday, with Didier Deschamps’ men rated as the favourites to win the tournament. Two-time winners France are hoping to match Germany and Spain – teams who represent their...

WC 2014 – Group E: France Squad List

WC 2014 – Group E: France Squad List

Jun. 8 | Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mickaël Landreau (Bastia) Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United), Lucas Digne (PSG) Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), Bacary...

Game Preview: France vs Netherlands

Game Preview: France vs Netherlands

Mar. 5 | Antoine Griezmann could be given the chance to impress potential suitors on the international stage when France face the Netherlands. Griezmann was named in the France squad by coach Didier Deschamps last week, earning a call-up for the first time in...

France 3 Ukraine 0: Les Bleus pull off stunning comeback

France 3 Ukraine 0: Les Bleus pull off stunning comeback

Nov. 20 | After strikes from Mamadou Sakho and Karim Benzema, an own goal and a rampant French display, you wondered what all the fuss was about. With their World Cup dream seemingly in tatters after that 2-0 defeat in Ukraine, France fought back with aplomb, ensuring...

International Friendly Preview: Belgium vs France

International Friendly Preview: Belgium vs France

Aug. 13 | France will look to halt a run of three straight defeats when they travel to the King Baudouin Stadium to face Belgium on Wednesday. Didier Deschamps’ side have only won one of their last five games, and were on the receiving end of losses to Spain,...

Match Report: Germany 1 France 2

Match Report: Germany 1 France 2

Mar. 1 | Any misconception England supporters may have had that they would be in for an easy opening game at Euro 2012 was dispelled here when France beat Germany far more conclusively than the scoreline might suggest. And this, remember, was the very Germany...

Match Report: Belarus 1 France 1

Match Report: Belarus 1 France 1

Jun. 4 | Eric Abidal came back down to earth after lifting the Champions League trophy for Barcelona as his own goal handed Belarus a point from Euro 2012 Group D qualifier. The France defender diverted Timofey Kalachev’s free-kick into the net to give...

France introduce quota to limit ‘black’ & ‘arab’ players

France introduce quota to limit ‘black’ & ‘arab’ players

Apr. 28 | French football chiefs have approved proposals to limit the number of black and Arab players coming through their national training programmes to 30 percent, according to a report. The influential Mediapart website claimed on Thursday top management...

Euro 2012 Match Report: Luxembourg 0 France 2

Euro 2012 Match Report: Luxembourg 0 France 2

Mar. 26 | The return of Patrice Evra and Franck Ribery failed to inspire France as, for the second time in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, they laboured to a 2-0 win over Luxembourg. Evra and Ribery were back in the team for the first time since their misdeeds...

Match Report: France 1 Brazil 0

Match Report: France 1 Brazil 0

Feb. 9 | Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored the only goal as France posted a narrow win over 10-man Brazil at Stade de France. Benzema bagged the only goal of the game after 54 minutes but could have added to his tally as the hosts dominated. Brazil were...