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Di Francesco stars as Sassuolo bounce back to beat Empoli

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by PA13 hits

Federico Di Francesco scored one and set up two as Sassuolo recovered from conceding after just 18 seconds to beat Empoli 3-1 in Serie A.Francesco Caputo’s early strike counted for little as Di Francesco set up goals for Kevin-Prince Boateng and Gianmarco Ferrari before finding the net himself after Empoli’s Miha Zajc was shown a second yellow card for diving with 19 minutes lef...Full Story »

Olivier Giroud: I was going to be taken off before scoring France’s winner

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA28 hits

France match-winner Olivier Giroud admits he was aware he was about to be substituted before he scored his landmark goal in the 2-1 Nations League victory over Holland.In addition to ending his 10-match international drought the 75th-minute strike took him past Zinedine Zidane to third on France’s all-time list with 32 goals.“I thought I was going to be taken off. The game against Ge...Full Story »

France 2 - 1 Netherlands: Giroud to the rescue for France as world champions make winning return to Paris

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA50 hits

France striker Olivier Giroud ended his 10-match goalless run with the winner as the world champions’ return to Paris for the first time since their summer success in Russia ended in a 2-1 victory over Holland.Ryan Babel looked to have spoiled the homecoming party in the capital with his first competitive international goal in 13 years to cancel out Kylian Mbappe’s opener in the Nati...Full Story »

France vs Netherlands - Deschamps wants to see France improvement

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA55 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps wants his team to be sharper when they play Holland in the Nations League on Sunday. Les Blues got their campaign underway with a goalless draw in Germany in midweek, when Deschamps felt his players were slightly off the pace. France will play their first home match since winning the World Cup this summer when Holland visit the Stade de France and Deschamps is lo...Full Story »

Paul Pogba blasted by Manchester United fans for 'disrespectful' tweet while on duty with France

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk80 hits

PAUL POGBA has been slated by Manchester United fans for posting a "disrespectful tweet" while away on international duty. The French midfielder fuelled speculation that he could leave Old Trafford by posting two images from Thursday's 0-0 draw with Germany. View this post on Instagram Caption this 👀 On dit quoi? @k.mbappe @antogriezmann A p...Full Story »

Pogba: One of the GOATs for France, a scapegoat for Manchester United

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by Goal.com64 hits

The World Cup winner is back in his homeland after a testing few weeks amid renewed links with Barcelona and Luis Suarez making overtures It’s been less than two months since Paul Pogba led France to their second World Cup title and this week the midfielder returned to the tranquil surroundings of Clairefontaine. France will play Germany in their first-ever UEFA Nations League match on...Full Story »

Germany 0 - 0 France: Germany start post-Russia recovery but fluff chance to remind France who is boss

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by PA42 hits

Germany and France played out a 0-0 draw at the Allianz Arena in Munich as the winners of the last two World Cups respectfully cancelled out each other’s strengths and weaknesses.It was not the start UEFA will have been wanting for its new Nations League tournament, or the redemption the home fans will have wanted, but it was not without its moments.The talk in town before the game was whe...Full Story »

Germany vs France - Low rejects calls for post-Russia sweeping changes

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 by PA36 hits

Germany head coach Joachim Low has admitted France will be favourites when the two giants of European football meet in Munich on Thursday for the first game of UEFA’s new Nations League tournament.The sides had widely contrasting experiences at the World Cup this summer, with Low’s 2014 champions meekly retreating after the group stage, while Didier Deschamps’ men marched all t...Full Story »

Lloris ruled out of France squad

Posted Tuesday, September 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com39 hits

Montpellier's Benjamin Lecomte has received his maiden France call-up to replace injured captain Hugo Lloris. Hugo Lloris will miss France's first two Nations League fixtures with a thigh injury. The Tottenham goalkeeper was ruled out of this week's matches against Germany and Netherlands after meeting with Les Bleus medical staff at Clairefontaine on Monday. Didier Deschamps was waiting on...Full Story »

Neymar at PSG: Brazil star's pal reveals all about life in France with striker - EXCLUSIVE

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk72 hits

When he's not busy pulling defences apart it's emerged Neymar enjoys playing poker. Brazilian poker pro Andre Akkari taught the 26-year-old all the tricks of the trade to come a top player. And Akkari, a PokerStars ambassador, has revealed to Daily Star Online that Neymar is so into the game that he is using much of his downtime to play it. "He plays on Saturday for PSG, on Sunday he plays po...Full Story »

What we learned from the documentary that followed France’s 2018 World Cup campaign

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by Dreamteamfc.com74 hits

Remember the summer of 2018? Football was coming home. The sun was out. Everywhere you looked people were dizzy on Strongbow Dark Fruit. We know you don’t particularly want to revisit the heartbreak, but French channel TF1‘s documentary ‘Les Bleus 2018, Au Coeur de l’Épopée Russe‘ is worth the pain. Coming to a Netflix and Chill near you soon The film,...Full Story »

Deschamps tells World Cup-winning France squad life will never be the same again

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA79 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps was left soaked in beer, champagne and sweat after celebrating World Cup glory with his delirious squad – a moment he will cherish alongside the crowning achievement of his playing career.A 4-2 win over Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium earned Deschamps access to one of football’s most elite clubs, those who have lifted the World Cup as both c...Full Story »

France 4 Croatia 2: Pogba and Mbappe seal thrilling World Cup triumph

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Goal.com134 hits

Didier Deschamps became the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach as Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe sealed glory for France. France's array of superstars came out to shine as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe fired them to World Cup glory with an emphatic 4-2 win over Croatia Following a tournament packed with thrills and drama, the final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadi...Full Story »

France win World Cup after beating Croatia in thrilling final

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA38 hits

France rode their luck before roaring past Croatia to win the World Cup for a second time as a thrilling tournament came to a fitting conclusion.All eyes were fixed on the Luzhniki Stadium for a showpiece finale that few could have predicted when this action-packed summer got under way in Russia.The clash brought goals, blunders and no little controversy as France eventually ran out 4-2 victors ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps says France must be calm, confident and concentrate in World Cup final

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Skysports.com75 hits

Didier Deschamps says there is no euphoria in the France squad ahead of the World Cup final Didier Deschamps has warned his France players they must be calm, confident and keep their concentration in Sunday's World Cup final against Croatia in Moscow. Deschamps captained France to their sole World Cup success in 1998 and his side will be favourites when they face Croatia, making their first ap...Full Story »

France vs Croatia - Deschamps tells France to postpone euphoria and focus on three Cs

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA388 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps will tell his young side to focus on Croatia and three other Cs when they meet in Sunday’s World Cup final: calmness, confidence and concentration. Deschamps was France’s World Cup-winning captain in 1998 but experienced the disappointment of seeing his side lose on home turf in the final of the European Championship in 2016. Speaking to reporters on the...Full Story »

Eden Hazard: 'I prefer to lose with Belgium than win with France'

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by ESPN181 hits

Hazard: I'd rather lose than win with France Eden Hazard criticised France's playing style after Belgium's 1-0 defeat in a World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, saying he would rather lose with Belgium than win with France. Belgium entered the semifinal as the tournament's leading scorers, but Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku were muted by France, who clinched their third World Cup final ap...Full Story »

Croatia 2 England 1 (aet): Mandzukic strike sets up World Cup final with France

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Goal.com127 hits

Mario Mandzukic's extra-time strike completed an impressive turnaround as Croatia beat England 2-1 in Moscow to reach the World Cup final for the first time in their history. England made an electric start with Kieran Trippier's early goal and for a large period of the game looked good value to book their passage to the final for the first time since 1966, but Croatia somehow battled through ...Full Story »

Pogba praise after he helps France reach World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com103 hits

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba won great praise after helping France reach the World Cup final. Pogba impressed for France's 1-0 win against semifinal opponents Belgium. "Sometimes he can lose himself by doing things that aren't useful," former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said. "Today he kept things simple & was impressive. His long balls are exceptional, few can do that in the w...Full Story »

France 1 Belgium 0: Umtiti heads Les Bleus into World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Goal.com132 hits

France booked their place in the World Cup final as a second-half header from defender Samuel Umtiti saw off Belgium. Samuel Umtiti was the unlikely hero as France reached the World Cup final for the third time in 20 years courtesy of a 1-0 win over Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Defender Umtiti headed home a corner from Antoine Griezmann in the 51st minute to settle the all-European tie...Full Story »

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