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France 2 - 3 Colombia: Late Juan Fernando Quintero goal sees Colombia stun France with comeback win

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA195 hits

Juan Fernando Quintero’s late penalty saw Colombia come from 2-0 down to beat France 3-2 in a friendly in Paris.The hosts were cruising after 26 minutes thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar, but Colombia were much the better team in the second half.Luis Muriel had pulled one back before the break and Radamel Falcao levelled after the hour. Then with only five minutes left, ...Full Story »

France vs Colombia - Deschamps wants players to embrace growing expectation

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 by PA185 hits

Didier Deschamps has urged his France team to embrace the level of expectation around them to encourage the country’s full support at the World Cup.Les Blues host Colombia on Friday in one of their final fixtures before heading to Russia for this summer’s competition, and do so amid the optimism that came with their run to the final of Euro 2016.Progress made by highly-rated youngste...Full Story »

Eusebio Di Francesco proud as Roma advance

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by PA112 hits

Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco believes his team almost played the game of their lives to see off 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.Shakhtar were defending a 2-1 lead from the first leg in Kharkiv, where they had come from behind.However, a goal from Edin Dzeko early in the second half swung the tie back in favour of the Italians.With 11 minutes left...Full Story »

England surrender Six Nations title following defeat in France

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA60 hits

England surrendered their NatWest 6 Nations title to Ireland with a round to spare after a 22-16 defeat by France completed their worst Championship performance since 2010.Ireland’s 28-8 victory over Scotland earlier in the afternoon left the deposed champions needing to win with a bonus point at the Stade de France to remain in contention heading into the final weekend, but scoring one tr...Full Story »

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco keen to manage Mario Balotelli amid Roma links

Posted Monday, March 05, 2018 by squawka.com190 hits

Eusebio Di Francesco said he is willing to sign Mario Balotelli, a player the Roma manager feels has "huge" potential. The Italian forward's contract with Nice expires in June, at which point he will become a free agent. It is claimed talks have been held with Juventus, Napoli, Inter and Roma over a possible move. Balotelli has scored 21 goals for Nice this season and is in good form. The 27...Full Story »

Dembele visits Morocco and France on days off

Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Marca.com167 hits

After completing a full 90 minutes in Barcelona's 6-1 home win at the weekend against Girona, Ousmane Dembele made the most of the extra day off that coach Ernesto Valverde gave his players following their victory. The player travelled to Marrakech and France for personal reasons and the former Borussia Dortmund attacker will have returned to training tomorrow with 4,355 kilometres of travel ...Full Story »

Ospreys left frustrated after falling short in France

Posted Sunday, January 21, 2018 by PA75 hits

Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy rued the fact his team “didn’t throw more punches” to test Clermont Auvergne before going down 24-7 in France and crashing out of the Champions Cup.When the Welsh region got back to 13-7 in the second half they were firmly in the hunt to claim a ticket to the quarter-finals.That was as good as it got for the visitors, though, as Clermont closed ou...Full Story »

Cantona to Neymar: You're 25 years old and at Barcelona... Why did you move to France?

Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 by Marca.com215 hits

Neymar's move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain continues to make headlines, with Eric Cantona the latest to weigh in on the subject. The former French international has found it hard to understand why the Brazilian would swap Catalonia for Paris. "When you are 25 years old and you are playing for Brazil and Barcelona, I wonder why you would move to Ligue 1 to play against Amiens or Guin...Full Story »

Germany's Stindl rescues late draw against France

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Marca.com127 hits

Germany's Lars Stindl scored a last-gasp equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw against France in a friendly on Tuesday as the world champions stretched their unbeaten run to 21 matches. France twice led through Alexandre Lacazette, who netted either side of Timo Werner's leveller, but Stindl struck in stoppage time to rescue the hosts. Germany, whose last defeat came against France in the semi-fina...Full Story »

Real Madrid striker Benzema: Of course I want to play for France again!

Posted Wednesday, November 01, 2017 by tribalfootball.com171 hits

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema refuses to give up on earning a recall to the France squad. Benzema continues to be ignored by France coach Didier Deschamps, despite getting clear of an alleged blackmail plot. He said, "I still have the hope to go to Russia. I want to give myself every chance to succeed. Of course I want to come back to the France team! "What footballer does not dream of ...Full Story »

Harry Kane can become Tottenham's Francesco Totti - coach Mauricio Pochettino

Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by hits

Harry Kane was praised by Spanish paper Marca On the day Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane began his courtship of of the England striker Kane, the Spurs boss spoke of the 24-year-old's bond with the club. He revealed how Kane had become very emotional watching scenes of Francesco Totti's last game for Roma in May, where he spent 25 years as a player before bowing out aged 40. "The most importa...Full Story »

France 2 - 1 Belarus: Antoine Griezmann stars as France beat Belarus to seal World Cup place

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by PA199 hits

Antoine Griezmann scored one and made another as France secured World Cup qualification with a narrow 2-1 victory over Belarus in Paris. Les Bleus went into the game needing victory to guarantee their place in Russia next summer and they quickly took control as Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann slotted in the 27th-minute opener before teeing up strike partner Olivier Giroud for the second soo...Full Story »

France vs Belarus - France boss Deschamps wants 'sacred prize' without the need for a play-off

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by PA168 hits

Didier Deschamps will focus only on the "sacred" prize of World Cup qualification when France take on Belarus on Tuesday. Saturday's 1-0 win in Bulgaria means France go into their final qualifier a point ahead of second-placed Sweden in the battle for the automatic ticket to Russia, needing to at least match the latter's result. Sweden face a Holland side who need an unlikely seven-goal win to ...Full Story »

Bulgaria 0 - 1 France: France return to Group A summit after seeing off Bulgaria

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by PA236 hits

France clinched their first victory in Bulgaria for 85 years to move back to the top of Group A in the race to qualify for next year's World Cup finals. Les Bleus had failed to win on any of their last seven visits to Bulgaria but Blaise Matuidi's early goal proved enough for a 1-0 victory in Sofia. Sweden had applied the pressure with an 8-0 thumping of Luxembourg, who held France to a goal...Full Story »

Varane: Zidane as France coach? Why not?

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by Marca.com102 hits

France are set to face Bulgaria in World Cup qualification on Saturday and Raphael Varane, who will most likely feature in the match, opened up whether his coach at Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, could take charge of Les Bleus. Zidane has been very successful over the years with the Spanish giants, and the central defender brought up the possibility of his club coach taking the hotseat of the ...Full Story »

Bulgaria vs France - Deschamps keeps his cool ahead of France's crucial clash

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by PA144 hits

Didier Deschamps insists he is not feeling the pressure ahead of France's vital World Cup qualifying clash in Bulgaria on Saturday. Les Bleus sit top of Group A by a point with two games to go but results such as the 0-0 draw at home to Luxembourg last month have made life difficult. Deschamps knows a victory over Bulgaria coupled with three points at home to Belarus on Tuesday will secure qua...Full Story »

AC Milan vs AS Roma - Montella puts friendship with Di Francesco aside

Posted Sunday, October 01, 2017 by PA170 hits

AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella has vowed to put his friendship with Roma counterpart Eusebio Di Francesco to one side for Sunday's Serie A clash at San Siro. Montella and Di Francesco played together for the Giallorossi in the title-winning team of 2001 and, years earlier, they were trainees together at Empoli. Milan have made an unspectacular start to the season, despite a summer spending sp...Full Story »

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