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GIFT OF THE GAB Didier Drogba’s girlfriend Gabrielle Lemaire dazzles in Afcon final crowd as she watches Ivory Coast with Chelsea legend

Posted Monday, February 12, 2024 by hits

DIDIER DROGBA’S girlfriend stole the show as she sat alongside the legend to watch Ivory Coast seal Africa Cup of Nations glory. The Chelsea icon’s country took on the Super Eagles tonight on home soil. Gabrielle shared this photo of them together at the stadium Credit: Instagram @gabrielle__lemaire The couple were pictured together at the 2022 Ballon D’Or in Paris Credit: G...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps hails Mike Maignan after his late heroics deny Ireland a point

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2023 by PA65 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps hailed goalkeeper Mike Maignan after seeing his late heroics deny the Republic of Ireland a first point for their Euro 2024 qualification account.Maignan clawed away a 90th-minute Nathan Collins header seconds after keeping out team-mate Jules Kounde’s attempted clearance to ensure Benjamin Pavard’s goal was enough to secure a 1-0 Group B win in Dublin.Th...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps: Flu-hit France dug deep to set up World Cup final showdown

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2022 by PA15 hits

Didier Deschamps saw his France side “dig deep” to beat Morocco and set up a World Cup final against Argentina before revealing a number of ill players have had to be isolated from the rest of his squad ahead of Sunday’s blockbuster clash.Lionel Messi and company may be waiting at Lusail Stadium on Sunday night but Les Bleus – who could become the first nation since the r...Full Story »

France coach Didier Deschamps hails matchwinner Kylian Mbappe

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2022 by PA8 hits

Didier Deschamps hailed “steam train” Kylian Mbappe as France reached the knockout stages of the World Cup.Mbappe scored twice in a 2-1 victory over Denmark as the 23-year-old became the second player after Brazil great Pele to score seven or more World Cup goals before their 25th birthday.“What can I say about Kylian?,” said France manager Deschamps, who is seeking to re...Full Story »

The World Cup is Kylian Mbappe’s stage, says France boss Didier Deschamps

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by PA11 hits

France head coach Didier Deschamps has backed Kylian Mbappe to shine at the World Cup, labelling it “his competition” after the forward excelled in a comeback win over Australia.A number of injures rocked the France squad heading into the finals and they were stunned as Craig Goodwin opened the scoring after nine minutes before rallying to record a 4-1 win.Olivier Giroud scored twice...Full Story »

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba's £6.25m Brit mansion including indoor pool hits market

Posted Monday, September 05, 2022 by hits

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has put the stunning six-bedroom Surrey mansion he lived in during his second spell with the club up for sale for a staggering £6.25million Didier Drogba has listed his £6.25million mansion for sale (Image: mediadrumimages/FineandCountry) Didier Drogba's stunning mansion in Surry has been put on the market with a £6.25million valuation. The Chelsea ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps praises French character after comeback victory over Belgium

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA103 hits

Didier Deschamps hailed France’s “strength of character” after his side fought back from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 in the Nations League semi-finals.Les Bleus fell behind to first-half efforts from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku in Turin, but two goals in six minutes after the break, from Karim Benzema and a Kylian Mbappe penalty, hauled the French back into the ga...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps: France well aware of Switzerland quality

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 by PA407 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has warned against underestimating Switzerland ahead of their Euro 2020 last-16 tie on Monday.The world champions are firm favourites to progress in Bucharest, but Deschamps – who must overcome a number of injury problems – argued that Vladimir Petkovic’s side are better than they are being given credit for.“It’s not a potential banana ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps promises more to come from France after draw with Portugal

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2021 by PA137 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps warned their Euro 2020 rivals there is plenty more to come from the world champions ahead of the knockout stage.A 2-2 draw with Portugal ensured Les Bleus finished top of Group F with five points and set up a meeting in the round of 16 with Switzerland on Monday.Karim Benzema’s double cancelled out a brace of Cristiano Ronaldo penalties but France were far f...Full Story »

France coach Didier Deschamps has ‘every faith’ in recalled Karim Benzema

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by PA109 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps insists he has “faith” that Karim Benzema will break his goal duck soon at Euro 2020.The striker has not found the back of the net since returning to the squad following a long international exile.Benzema scored 30 goals for Real Madrid last season but after four matches for France without a goal, some are starting to question whether Deschamps’ dec...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps ‘satisfied’ after France draw with Hungary

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2021 by PA76 hits

Didier Deschamps claimed he was happy enough with a point after world champions France were held by a “wonderful” Hungary side at Euro 2020.France needed a second-half equaliser from Antoine Griezmann to claim a 1-1 draw against a spirited and resilient Hungary in front of a raucous crowd at a sweltering Puskas Arena in Budapest.The result leaves France with four points heading into ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps in no doubt about the quality of striker Antoine Griezmann

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2021 by PA123 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps has described Antoine Griezmann as “one of the greatest players of all time”. Barcelona forward Griezmann, 30, will make his 50th consecutive start for France on Saturday against Hungary in Budapest and his 93rd appearance in total under Deschamps. “He (will) beat a record, you’re right,” Deschamps told a press conference.Antoine Gri...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps feels France looked comfortable in opening win over Germany

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by PA41 hits

France head coach Didier Deschamps felt his side looked comfortable as they began their Euro 2020 campaign with victory against Germany in Munich.Mats Hummels’ own goal saw the reigning world champions seal a tight 1-0 win at the Allianz Arena.The experienced defender could not adjust his feet quickly enough, turning a Lucas Hernandez cross past Manuel Neuer after 20 minutes of the Group F...Full Story »

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