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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.uk27 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.com48 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 ESPN36 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.uk37 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.com26 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.com34 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.uk60 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 ESPN55 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 ESPN84 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.com58 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.uk59 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.uk46 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.uk66 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 PA76 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.com89 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 »

Euro 2020 draw: England get Croatia and France face Germany, Portugal in group of death

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by Express.co.uk126 hits

Express Sport brings you live coverage from the Euro 2020 draw, where England are set to receive their fate in Group D. England and Wales will be happy Generally speaking, Gareth Southgate and Ryan Giggs will surely be pleased with that. England avoided France and Portugal, and have the chance to get one back on Croatia following defeat in the 2018 World Cup semi-final. It’s a bit frus...Full Story »

Real Madrid ace Hazard tells France: Benzema makes everything easier

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com58 hits

Real Madrid ace Eden Hazard is full of praise for teammate Karim Benzema. The pair have struck up an impressive relationship at Los Blancos, playing an integral part in the team's recent upturn in form. "After having played with him for three or fourth months, I think that, right now, he's the best striker in the world," Hazard said. "But [also] away from his role as a striker, he makes oth...Full Story »

Deschamps expresses pride after France mark his 100th game with victory

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by PA55 hits

Didier Deschamps spoke of his pride after his France side marked his 100th match as manager with a 2-0 win in Albania.Antoine Griezmann scored one after setting up the opener for Corentin Tolisso as the world champions secured top spot in their Euro 2020 qualifying group.Olivier Giroud also hit the woodwork in the second half as France enjoyed a comfortable evening in Tirana to finish two points...Full Story »

Antoine Griezmann stars as France beat Albania

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by PA68 hits

Antoine Griezmann scored one and created another as France secured top spot in their Euro 2020 qualifying group with a 2-0 win in Albania.The Barcelona forward set up the opener for Corentin Tolisso after eight minutes and followed up with the second just after the half-hour in Albania’s first match at the new Arena Kombetare.It was the perfect way for the world champions to celebrate Didi...Full Story »

Varane demands more from Mbappe and France’s forwards

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by PA50 hits

France skipper Raphael Varane insists Kylian Mbappe can do more for the national team.The World Cup champions travel to Albania on Sunday having booked their spot at Euro 2020 on Thursday.Didier Deschamps’ side went to the top of Group H with a laboured 2-1 win over Moldova after Varane’s leveller in Paris.The team were criticised for their performance and Real Ma...Full Story »

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