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PSG, France star Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus

Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by ESPN42 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 ESPN67 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 Pogba has been replaced by Eduardo Camavinga in Didier Deschamps' squad to face Sweden on Sept. 5 and Croatia on Sept. 8.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.com44 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.uk50 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.uk39 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.uk54 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 PA63 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.com79 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.uk116 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.com50 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 PA49 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 PA57 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 PA44 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 »

France boss Didier Deschamps denies any talk of complacency in win over Moldova

Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 by PA49 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps denied that his team’s lacklustre display in the 2-1 victory over Moldova was down to Les Blues having already qualified for Euro 2020.Turkey’s draw with Iceland earlier on Thursday had eased any pressure on France, guaranteeing their place at next summer’s tournament, and Deschamps’ men put in an underwhelming performance in Paris.With the ne...Full Story »

Moldova pay penalty as Giroud rescues France in Paris

Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 by PA51 hits

Olivier Giroud’s late penalty saw France move to the top of Euro 2020 qualifying Group H with a 2-1 victory against stubborn Moldova at Stade de France.Turkey’s draw with Iceland earlier on Thursday had eased any pressure on Didier Deschamps’ side, guaranteeing their place at next summer’s European Championship, and France put in an underwhelming performance in Paris.With...Full Story »

Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi replaces Blaise Matuidi in France squad

Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS80 hits

France's upcoming games With the final set of domestic games taking place on Sunday, the international break is now getting underway. France will face two Euro 2020 qualifiers during said break with the first of which taking place on Thursday the 14th of November vs Moldova. The World Cup holders then end their break by facing off with Albania on Sunday the 17th of November. Didier Descham...Full Story »

Real Madrid boss Zidane: Benzema should be in France squad

Posted Monday, November 11, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com72 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says Karim Benzema should be in the France squad. The Madrid frontman has not featured at international level since he was allegedly involved in a plot to blackmail his then-France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. Zidane claims Benzema still wants to represent France, though, and believes his player to be "the best" and worthy of a call-up. "He's always wanted to...Full Story »

Kaan Ayhan earns Turkey a point against wasteful France

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by PA84 hits

Turkey’s Kaan Ayhan punished France for wasting chances with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw in the Stade de France which keeps Group H open.Fellow substitute Olivier Giroud thought he had rescued the hosts with a goal just four minutes after coming off the bench in the second half of their Euro 2020 qualifier.However, Ayhan’s far-post header from a free-kick with nine minutes to go l...Full Story »

France vs Turkey - France look to wrap up Euro 2020 qualification against Turkey

Posted Monday, October 14, 2019 by PA114 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has shrugged off talk of revenge ahead of his side’s potentially crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Group H rivals Turkey.The Turks secured a 2-0 win in Istanbul in June and a repeat performance would leave Senol Gunes’ side in pole position to confirm top spot.But Deschamps dismissed the importance of the previous meeting for a game which could see his...Full Story »

Giroud penalty gives France victory over Iceland

Posted Saturday, October 12, 2019 by PA59 hits

Olivier Giroud scored the only goal from the penalty spot as world champions France claimed a 1-0 victory in their crunch Euro 2020 qualifier in Iceland.The Chelsea striker tucked home in the 66th minute of the Group H clash in Reykjavík after Antoine Griezmann had been kicked by Ari Skulason.The result ensured France kept pace with Turkey at the top of the group while third-placed Icelan...Full Story »

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