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

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by Dreamteamfc.com58 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 PA68 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.com121 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 PA30 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.com62 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 PA344 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 ESPN170 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.com111 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.com92 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.com123 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 »

Les Bleus are through – Umtiti heads France into World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PA43 hits

Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final as Belgium’s Golden Generation came up just short in St Petersburg.On a night when teenager Kylian Mbappe once again underlined his mouth-watering potential in breath-taking style, it was Barcelona central defender Umtiti who made the decisive intervention when he headed home Antoine Griezmann’s 51st-minute corner with the help of ...Full Story »

France captain Lloris: Henry faces difficult night

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com114 hits

Tottenham's France captain Hugo Lloris believes Thierry Henry is facing an emotional rollercoaster tomorrow night. The Les Bleus legend goes into Tuesday's World Cup semi-final helping to plot the downfall of his own country. A win for employers Belgium, and he will celebrate his contribution to that nation's first-ever major tournament final. But it would also plunge the very French fans he...Full Story »

France vs Belgium - Hugo Lloris expecting tough test against Belgium

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by PA264 hits

Captain Hugo Lloris is confident France will be ready for the challenge of taking on a Belgium outfit who “know how to do everything” in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final.The Belgians, often said to currently have a ‘golden generation’ of players, have looked impressive during their run at the tournament, which included a 2-1 victory over Brazil in the last eight.They ...Full Story »

'He is the best player in the France team' - Vermaelen wary of Mbappe threat

Posted Monday, July 09, 2018 by Goal.com100 hits

The PSG teenager has made a big impact at this World Cup, and he has been singled out by Vermaelen ahead of Tuesday's crunch meeting Thomas Vermaelen picked out Kylian Mbappe as the major threat to Belgium's chances of making their first appearance at a World Cup final, saying the 19-year-old forward can "decide every match in a flash". Mbappe has scored three goals in France's unbeaten run to...Full Story »

France defender Lucas: Hazard will suffer just like Messi!

Posted Monday, July 09, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com123 hits

Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez says France can handle Belgium ace Eden Hazard in their World Cup semifinal. Lucas insists after their job on Barcelona star Leo Messi and Argentina, France can do the same to Chelsea midfielder Hazard. He declared: "We'll have to be focused. "We have already eliminated the best player in the world in 8th against Argentina. He did not touch the ball....Full Story »

Didier Deschamps delights in hard-fought win but warns: France can be better

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA42 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps praised his young team for their “deserved” quarter-final victory over Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod but then fired an ominous warning: we can do better.Goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were enough to beat a hard-working but outclassed Uruguay side and France can look forward to a semi-final clash with Belgium or Brazil in Saint Petersburg on...Full Story »

Classy France too slick for Uruguay to set up St Petersburg semi-final

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA34 hits

France became the first side to book their place in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 2-0 win over Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod. The South Americans huffed and puffed but never really troubled the 1998 champions who advanced thanks to goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, his third of the tournament. They can now look forward to a semi-final in St Petersburg on Tuesday a...Full Story »

Uruguay 0 France 2: Varane and Griezmann send Les Bleus through

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by Goal.com81 hits

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann scored as France advanced to a World Cup semi-final against either Belgium or Brazil after easing past Uruguay on Friday. Following an opening passage high on energy but bereft of quality, Varane glanced home a Griezmann free-kick to open the scoring before the Atletico Madrid man doubled France's advantage just after the hour mark in a moment to forget fo...Full Story »

Uruguay vs France - Uruguay still sweating on the fitness of striker Edinson Cavani

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by PA179 hits

Edinson Cavani remains a major doubt for Uruguay’s World Cup quarter-final with France after coach Oscar Tabarez refused to provide an update on the striker’s injury.Cavani scored both goals in Uruguay’s 2-1 last-16 win over Portugal before being helped off the pitch by Cristiano Ronaldo after picking up a calf problem.The Paris St Germain player trained separately from his tea...Full Story »

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani likely out of World Cup quarterfinal vs. France

Posted Thursday, July 05, 2018 by ESPN155 hits

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is likely to miss his country's World Cup quarterfinal clash with France on Friday after suffering a calf injury in the victory over Portugal in the round of 16, team sources told ESPN's Diego Munoz. Cavani missed training for the third consecutive day on Wednesday while receiving intense treatment on his left leg. The Paris Saint-Germain star, who scored a bra...Full Story »

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