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Deschamps satisfied as France make convincing start to qualifying campaign

Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019 by PA70 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps believes his side could have inflicted a heavier defeat on Moldova after kickstarting their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 4-1 victory in Chisinau.Deschamps was also relieved to have avoided any embarrassment in the Group H clash ahead of what will be a more difficult test on Monday when they take on Iceland at the Stade de France.“We could have scored m...Full Story »

Moldova 1 France 4: Les Bleus cruise in opening Euro 2020 qualifier

Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019 by Goal.com100 hits

Didier Deschamps' side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes as France made a winning start to their qualifying campaign in Moldova. A flurry of first-half goals ensured a full-strength France side made a winning start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign as they beat Moldova 4-1 in Chisinau. Didier Deschamps took no chances against a side ranked 170 in the world, starting the likes ...Full Story »

France off to winning start in Euro 2020 qualifying campaign

Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019 by PA73 hits

France started their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign in convincing fashion with a comfortable 4-1 victory over minnows Moldova in Chisinau.Three goals in 13 first-half minutes from Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Olivier Giroud set the World Cup winners on their way in their opening Group H fixture against a team ranked 170 by FIFA, 169 places below their opponents.Kylian Mbappe added a four...Full Story »

Parents In France Banned From Naming Their Child 'Griezmann Mbappe'

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by sportbible.com126 hits

If England ever win the World Cup, then Harry and Raheem may become the most popular names in the UK. Meanwhile in France, authorities have stopped one family from naming their son after two World Cup winners. There can be any number of reasons why our parents decided to name us the way they did. There have been people named after famous sports stars over the years, one family in England na...Full Story »

Marseille vs Nice - Balotelli: I want to stay with France’s biggest club

Posted Sunday, March 10, 2019 by PA172 hits

Mario Balotelli has revealed his desire to stay at Marseille next season. The Italian striker, who faces former club Nice on Sunday, will be out of contract at the end of the current campaign. “The fact of the matter is that my contract expires at the end of this season and after that, we’ll discuss it,” Balotelli told La Provence. “I’ve told my agent that...Full Story »

FC Porto vs AS Roma - Di Francesco focused only on Porto as speculation mounts

Posted Wednesday, March 06, 2019 by PA207 hits

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco wants everyone focused on “a game of life or death” against Porto in the Champions League rather than speculation over his future.The Giallorossi head to the Estadio do Dragao seeking a swift response following the 3-0 defeat at the hands of their fierce city rivals Lazio in Serie A, which left them fifth.Reports in Italy have suggested Di Francesco&rsq...Full Story »

We should strive to match the top sides in France, says Monaco boss Jardim

Posted Monday, February 25, 2019 by PA93 hits

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has challenged his side to match Ligue 1’s big guns between now and the end of the season.Jardim’s side have collected 10 points from their last four matches following Sunday’s 2-0 home win against third-placed Lyon to climb five clear of the relegation zone.When Jardim was reappointed in January after Thierry Henry had been sacked Monaco were secon...Full Story »

Di Francesco knows his side cannot afford to go for draw at Porto

Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by PA97 hits

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco knows his side cannot afford to try to defend a slender lead after Nicolo Zaniolo’s double helped to edge out Porto 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.The Italian side had looked well set to after Zaniolo struck twice in the space of six second-half minutes, Edin Dzeko having hit the post in the first half.However, Porto, who had prog...Full Story »

Giroud: I have never ruled out a return to France

Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com107 hits

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has hinted that he would be open for a return to France, but reiterated his primary choice is to remain in the Premier League. Giroud left France in 2012, signing with Arsenal on the back of scoring 21 goals for Montpellier as they claimed the Ligue 1 title. The 32-year-old moved across London 12 months ago but has struggled to hold down a regular spot under Ma...Full Story »

Francesco Totti’s wife Ilary Blasi posed nude before becoming 'Queen of Rome'

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk234 hits

FRANCESCO TOTTI is one of the Eternal City's favourite sons - even bitter rivals Lazio said a fond farewell when he retired in 2017. And the Roma and Italy legend has a queen fit for a king: Ilary Blasi. Francesco Totti's wife Ilary Blasi - the couple have been described as 'Rome's Royal Family' TV presenter Blasi, 37, has had a long career, with her first appearance coming aged just three D...Full Story »

Juventus 1 Roma 0: Mandzukic adds to Di Francesco torment

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by Goal.com116 hits

Mario Mandzukic struck the only goal restore Juventus' eight-point lead atop Serie A as the champions eased past Roma. Juventus dealt a fresh blow to Eusebio Di Francesco's job security in a routine 1-0 win over an outclassed Roma at Allianz Stadium on Saturday. Champions League semi-finalists last season, Roma have been a shadow of their former selves this term and were no match for the Serie...Full Story »

Anthony Martial: Man Utd extend deal for France forward

Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by BBC.com91 hits

Anthony Martial has scored eight goals in 19 appearances for Manchester United this season Manchester United have triggered the option of a year's extension on the contract of France forward Anthony Martial. The 23-year-old's current deal would have expired in the summer but will now run to 2020. United took a similar move with their Spain keeper David de Gea last month. Martial's representa...Full Story »

Guardiola hails City ‘personality’ after surviving stern test in France

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PA61 hits

Pep Guardiola felt Lyon were a step up from domestic opponents after Manchester City scrambled to a 2-2 draw in the Champions League.The Premier League leaders twice needed to come from behind as they were outplayed for large spells by the French side in Tuesday’s Group F clash in France.The result ensured City qualified for the last 16, but Guardiola felt the game should serve as another ...Full Story »

Off-colour City struggle in France, but do enough to book last-16 spot

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PA47 hits

Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero struck as Manchester City twice came from behind to qualify for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-2 draw at Lyon.The outstanding Maxwel Cornet grabbed both goals for the hosts, who outplayed the Premier League champions for large spells at the Groupama Stadium.The Ivory Coast forward opened the scoring in the 55th minute and restored the lead after Laporte&r...Full Story »

France 1 - 0 Uruguay: Giroud penalty sees France edge past Uruguay

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by PA140 hits

Olivier Giroud’s second half penalty clinched France a 1-0 friendly win against Uruguay in Paris.Chelsea striker Giroud converted a 52nd minute spot kick to give the world champions a lift after their failure to qualify for the Nations League Finals.But Les Bleus’ win came at a price as Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe was forced out of the action with a shoulder injury.France ...Full Story »

France vs Uruguay - Kylian Mbappe desperate to end memorable year on a high

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PA118 hits

Kylian Mbappe is targeting a positive end to the year with France after admitting no outfield player shone in the defeat to Holland last week.Les Bleus lost for the first time since becoming world champions as Georginio Wijnaldum’s strike and Memphis Depay’s penalty gave Holland a 2-0 win.The result in Rotterdam did not flatter Holland, with visiting goalkeeper Hugo Lloris making a s...Full Story »

France failed to perform in Holland defeat – Didier Deschamps

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by PA87 hits

Didier Deschamps admits France failed to perform after defeat to Holland left them in danger of failing to qualify for the Nations League finals.A draw in Rotterdam would have ensured top spot in Group A1 for the world champions but they were outplayed by the dominant Dutch and slipped to a 2-0 loss.Les Bleus must now hope Germany – who were relegated to League B by Friday’s res...Full Story »

Netherlands 2 - 0 France: Germany relegated as Netherlands turn on style to beat France

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by PA180 hits

Germany were relegated from Group A1 of the Nations League after Holland earned a surprise 2-0 win over France.Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay crowned a dominant display from the Dutch in Rotterdam to end Les Bleus’ 15-game unbeaten run.Friday’s result leaves Joachim Low’s winless German side rooted to the bottom of the table and heading to League B.Holland wil...Full Story »

Netherlands vs France - Ronald Koeman: Dutch win over France would send a strong signal

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PA140 hits

Holland boss Ronald Koeman knows his side can make a big statement by following up victory over Germany with a toppling of world champions France.After failing to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, Holland put themselves back among the big boys with last month’s 3-0 victory over their great rivals in Amsterdam.That followed a narrow loss to France, who they face in Rotterdam on Friday, i...Full Story »

Injured Man Utd duo Pogba and Martial drop out of France squad

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com264 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has replaced injured duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial with Moussa Sissoko and Alexandre Lacazette. Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have pulled out of France's squad for the games against Netherlands and Uruguay. Pogba missed United's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday with a thigh injury, while Martial – who scored his side's go...Full Story »

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