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England left to rue missed chances following friendly defeat in France

Posted Saturday, April 10, 2021 by PA16 hits

England were left to rue missed chances as they slipped to a 3-1 friendly defeat to a weakened France at the Stade Michel d’Ornano in Caen.France, without several leading players due to a Covid outbreak in their camp, led 1-0 at half-time through Sandy Baltimore’s superb finish and extended their lead via substitute Viviane Asseyi’s second-half penalty.England hauled themselves...Full Story »

N'Golo Kante: Chelsea's France international back with club after suffering hamstring injury

Posted Friday, March 26, 2021 by Skysports.com34 hits

N'Golo Kante has returned to Chelsea after suffering a minor hamstring injury while on international duty with France. Kante played all of France's 1-1 draw with Ukraine in their World Cup Qualifier at the Stade de France on Wednesday but felt some discomfort after the game. Examinations revealed a problem and he will now miss his country's upcoming Group D matches against Kazakhstan and Bos...Full Story »

France held by Ukraine in lacklustre opening World Cup qualifier

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 by ESPN25 hits

France kicked off their World Cup qualifying campaign in unconvincing fashion as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Ukraine on Wednesday. Antoine Griezmann put the world champions in front in the first half with a brilliant strike, only for defender Presnel Kimpembe to hand the visitors a point with an own goal after the break. The result left Didier Deschamps' side and Ukraine level with ...Full Story »

Real Madrid defender Varane: Zidane taking France job would be natural

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com26 hits

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says it'll be no surprise should Zinedine Zidane eventually take the France job. There have been reports circulating that Zidane could replace Didier Deschamps as Les Bleus boss, despite the fact that the former Marseille coach's contract with France runs until December 31, 2022. Nevertheless, Varane understands why Zidane would be keen on the job. "It's ...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane doesn’t understand Karim Benzema absence from France set-up

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA17 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane questioned why Karim Benzema continues to be frozen out by France after the striker hit a brace in a LaLiga win at Celta Vigo.Benzema scored twice en route to a 3-1 victory – a 10th in a row for Los Blancos, who move second behind city rivals Atletico as a result.The forward opened the scoring by collecting a Toni Kroos pass and firing home, before the same...Full Story »

RAISING THE BA Paul Pogba feels ‘stronger’ after playing for France and can play ‘vital’ role for Man Utd, says boss Solskjaer

Posted Saturday, November 21, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk46 hits

Pogba rates this season as "the most difficult period" in his career after starting just one of United's last four Premier League games. Midfielder Paul Pogba is back with Man Utd after getting three starts for France under his belt, including two Nations League wins Credit: AFP or licensors Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Paul Pogba will prove himself as a 'very important' Man Utd player and he...Full Story »

Mbappe's status still up in the air as injured Martial trains alone with France

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Goal.com73 hits

PSG man is back in training but Manchester United forward is working alone in a bid to prove his fitness for Nations League games against Sweden Kylian Mbappe came through a training session with his France team-mates, but coach Didier Deschamps will leave it as late as possible before making a decision on whether the Paris Saint-Germain forward will start Les Bleus' Nations League game with ...Full Story »

Manchester United's Paul Pogba calls France duty breath of fresh air

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by ESPN58 hits

Paul Pogba has said that his time away from Manchester United when he is playing with France is a "breath of fresh air." In an interview on Sunday the midfielder admitted he was going through the toughest period of his career at the moment at United and that joining the French national team is a welcome respite. After being dropped in five of United's last seven games in all competitions and...Full Story »

PORTUGAL 0 FRANCE 1 France beat Portugal thanks to an unlikely goal from N’Golo Kante, as Cristiano Ronaldo fails to add to goal tally

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk65 hits

The Chelsea midfielder bagged only his second ever international goal for Les Bleus - tapping the ball home after Portuguese shotstopper Rui Patricio parried a Adrien Rabiot shot. N'Golo Kante is surrounded by his team mates after scoring France's winner Credit: AP:Associated Press It was the least that Didier Deschamps' men deserved, after dominating proceedings in Lisbon. And had Patricio b...Full Story »

Paul Pogba: France boss Didier Deschamps believes Manchester United midfielder is unhappy

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Skysports.com50 hits

Paul Pogba has been in and out of Manchester United's first team this season France boss Didier Deschamps says Paul Pogba "can't be happy" being left on the bench and playing out of position at Manchester United. Pogba has only started twice for United in the seven games since the 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham and, for brief spells toward the end of matches against Arsenal and Everton, has been...Full Story »

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder 'angry and appalled' over reports he quit France team

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Skysports.com49 hits

Paul Pogba made a lengthy post on social media reacting to reports he had quit international football Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has denied media reports that claimed he quit the France national team over comments made by the country's President Emmanuel Macron which were perceived to be against Islam. The French leader this month declared war on "Islamist separatism", which he be...Full Story »

Eduardo Camavinga lands Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt and vows ‘I won’t wash it’ after facing idol in France vs Portugal

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk77 hits

EDUARDO CAMAVINGA went home with Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt after France's 0-0 draw with Portugal and vowed: "I won’t wash it". The in-demand Rennes star was left on the bench as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner played all 90 minutes of Sunday night's Nations League stalemate. Camavinga promised not wash Ronaldo's game-worn shirt after being given it by the Portugal star Despite no...Full Story »

PSG, France star Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus

Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by ESPN69 hits

Paris Saint-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for COVID-19, the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Monday. "The result of the COVD-19 test administered by UEFA on Monday morning was positive and he was taken from the group after training when the final results were given, before his return to his home in the evening," FFF said in a statement. The 21-year...Full Story »

Man United's Paul Pogba positive for COVID-19, removed from France squad

Posted Friday, August 28, 2020 by ESPN104 hits

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was removed from the France squad after testing positive for the coronavirus. Pogba has been replaced by Eduardo Camavinga in Didier Deschamps' squad to face Sweden on Sept. 5 and Croatia on Sept. 8. "I had to make a last-minute change to this list because Paul Pogba was planned to be in this list," Deschamps told reporters on Thursday. "But unfortuna...Full Story »

Mbappe ends up on crutches as PSG win Coupe de France

Posted Saturday, July 25, 2020 by Marca.com71 hits

Competitive football returned in France as Paris Saint-Germain beat St-Etienne 1-0 in the Coupe de France final. A small section of supporters from each side were allowed into the Stade de France, with French president Emmanuel Macron also in attendance for the first competitive football match in the country since coronavirus stopped the previous season in March. St-Etienne came close to tak...Full Story »

Man Utd boss Solskjaer challenges Paul Pogba to show the same leadership as he does with France

Posted Friday, June 19, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk71 hits

Solskjaer wants to see Pogba show the type of leadership at Man Utd that he does for France Credit: PA:Press Association OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is urging Paul Pogba to show the same leadership for Manchester United as he does with France. Midfielder Pogba was an inspirational figure when Les Bleus lifted the 2018 World Cup — but has failed to recreate that form in a Red Devils shirt. Ahea...Full Story »

PSG plan to play Champions League in Qatar after France cancel sport

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk60 hits

PSG are ready to play their remaining European games in Qatar as the French authorities call a day on the 2019/20 season. The French outfit are 12 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and await a decision from the league's chiefs as to whether they will be crowned champions. French prime minister Edouard Philippe has brought a stop to all 'major sporting events, especially football, before Septe...Full Story »

Roma legend Francesco Totti reveals he almost broke up with TV presenter wife Ilary Blasi after she bought hairless cat

Posted Monday, April 20, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk83 hits

FORMER Roma star Francesco Totti revealed his marriage to Ilary Blasi nearly ended after the television presenter bought a hairless cat. Totti, who married the 38-year-old in 2005, was left unimpressed with his wife after she made the decision to bring the pet home. Ilary Blasi annoyed her husband after buying a cat. Ilary and Francesco began dating in 2003 and were married in 2005 at the Bas...Full Story »

Betis vs Real Madrid - Zidane insists he has no approaches amid Juventus & France links

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA94 hits

Zinedine Zidane played down speculation about his Real Madrid future following reports linking him with a summer return to Juventus, but also admitted things can change quickly in football. The Frenchman spent five years of his playing career with Serie A champions Juve, who are reported to have earmarked him to succeed current boss Maurizio Sarri. Zidane also continues to be touted as a pos...Full Story »

Mbappe pre-selected for France's Tokyo 2020 Olympic squad

Posted Tuesday, March 03, 2020 by Goal.com104 hits

The Paris phenom has been included in a preliminary list of players for the Japan-based tournament in July Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has been included in a preliminary list of players selected for France's squad to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The 21-year-old was among 80 players named for the Japan tournament, with the list to be eventually cut to 50 before its fina...Full Story »

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