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Didier Deschamps feels France looked comfortable in opening win over Germany

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by PA15 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 »

Own goal gives France a deserved Euro 2020 victory over Germany

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by PA45 hits

Mats Hummels’ own goal saw France seal a tight 1-0 win over Germany in Munich in their opening game of Euro 2020.Hummels could not adjust his feet quickly enough, turning a Lucas Hernandez cross past Manuel Neuer after 20 minutes of the Group F clash.Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema had goals ruled out for offside in the second half but it mattered little in the end as the world champions t...Full Story »

'No more experiments' - Kroos calls for Germany to improve tactically ahead of France showdown

Posted Friday, June 11, 2021 by Goal.com52 hits

The midfielder has warned Die Mannschaft that they cannot afford to make any mistakes against the world champions at Euro 2020 Toni Kroos has called for Germany to improve tactically ahead of their European Championships showdown with France. Germany will open their Euro 2020 campaign with a Group F clash against France, who reached the final of the tournament in 2016 before winning the Worl...Full Story »

Low: France are the best in the world at adapting to their opponents

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2021 by Marca.com58 hits

Hailed Portugal's attack Joachim Low.MARCA Joachin Low hailed the French national team's ability to adapt to the game of their opponents ahead of the 2020 European Championship which is set to kick off on Friday. France will face Germany in their tournament opener on June 15, as they are both in Group F along with another star-studded team in Portugal and underdogs Hungary. "We know France v...Full Story »

France suffer Benzema injury blow as forward limps off one week ahead of Euro 2020 kickoff

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2021 by Goal.com83 hits

The forward appeared to be injured in a clash with Bulgaria defender Ivan Turitsov during the first half at Stade de France. France striker Karim Benzema limped out of Tuesday's friendly against Bulgaria in a worrying sight for Les Bleus. The Real Madrid star has been recalled to the national team after a six-year absence and is poised to play a starring role for his country at Euro 2020. ...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger believes England are closest challengers to 'super favourites' France ahead of Euro 2020

Posted Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS57 hits

How will England fare at Euro 2020? Euro 2020 is now less than a week away, with England's first clash taking place on Sunday, June 13th. The Three Lions have been drawn in a group with Croatia – who they face on Sunday – Scotland and the Czech Republic. On paper, England should have little issues getting out of that group. But it is once the knockout rounds start they could be...Full Story »

Agent of Liverpool star arrives in France for talks to bring midfielder to PSG

Posted Monday, June 07, 2021 by Caughtoffside.com91 hits

According to recent reports, the agent of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum arrived in France earlier this weekend to open talks with Paris-Saint Germain over a possible free transfer. Wijnaldum, 30, is out of contract at the end of this month and with it confirmed that the Dutchman will leave Anfield after five years with the club, the midfielder’s agent is now looking for his s...Full Story »

UEFA Euro 2020 preview: World champion France is an outright new favourite to win the title

Posted Sunday, June 06, 2021 by asianetnews.com71 hits

The UEFA Euro 2021 is just six days away from getting underway. France is the reigning world champion, having won the FIFA World Cup 2018. However, it has failed to win the Euro since 2000. Nonetheless, the tag of world champion could change things. With less than a week to go before the much-awaited European Championship kicks off, the European football fraternity is all excited. As Portugal...Full Story »

Benzema misses penalty in France return following six-year absence

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2021 by Goal.com89 hits

The 33-year-old saw a first-half spot kick saved by Danny Ward in his first international appearance since October 2015 Karim Benzema made his first France appearance in nearly six years when he started Wednesday's friendly against Wales, but his return included a saved penalty in the first half. The Real Madrid star was included in France's Euro 2020 squad last month , ending an exile that ...Full Story »

France players told the referee not to send off Neco Williams – Daniel James

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2021 by PA53 hits

Daniel James claimed France players told Portuguese referee Luis Godinho not to send off Neco Williams during Wales’ 3-0 defeat in Nice.Williams was sent off after 26 minutes when the score was 0-0 at the Allianz Riviera.The Liverpool full-back was only a few yards away from Karim Benzema when he blocked the Real Madrid striker’s close-range shot with both arms away from his body.Dan...Full Story »

France brush aside Wales after Neco Williams sees red

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2021 by PA48 hits

Wales fell to a 3-0 Euro 2020 warm-up defeat to France after Neco Williams’ controversial red card left them playing with 10 men for more than an hour.Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele made France’s numerical advantage count as Wales went into damage limitation mode on a night in Nice which proved anything but pleasant for the Dragons.Williams was banished on 26 mi...Full Story »

Mbappe and France squad vaccinated ahead of Euro 2020

Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by Marca.com64 hits

The Paris Saint-Germain star posted to social media Mbappe gets his coronavirus vaccination@KMbappe Kylian Mbappe has been vaccinated against the coronavirus ahead of meeting up with the French national team for the European Championship. With the vaccine's rollout is continuing across Europe, the French and Italian national teams have received their shots. Mbappe took to Twitter to reveal h...Full Story »

'I am the first happy guy' - Mbappe pressed on PSG future after Coupe de France win

Posted Thursday, May 20, 2021 by Goal.com73 hits

The attacker helped his side earn a 2-0 victory over his former club Monaco on Wednesday Kylian Mbappe said he was the happiest person at Paris Saint-Germain following their 2-0 win over Monaco in the Coupe de France final on Wednesday, but he stopped short of committing his future to the club when asked after the match. The French forward, who has been linked with a summer transfer, scored ...Full Story »

Benzema back in France squad for Euros after six-year absence

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by Goal.com72 hits

The Real Madrid forward is set to make his return to Les Bleus after years away from the national team program Karim Benzema has been named in France's 26-man squad for this summer's Euro 2020 tournament, with the Real Madrid star earning a recall from Didier Deschamps to the national team for the first time in six years. Benzema had been a key figure for France since making his debut in 200...Full Story »

England left to rue missed chances following friendly defeat in France

Posted Saturday, April 10, 2021 by PA27 hits

England were left to rue missed chances as they slipped to a 3-1 friendly defeat to a weakened France at the Stade Michel d’Ornano in Caen.France, without several leading players due to a Covid outbreak in their camp, led 1-0 at half-time through Sandy Baltimore’s superb finish and extended their lead via substitute Viviane Asseyi’s second-half penalty.England hauled themselves...Full Story »

N'Golo Kante: Chelsea's France international back with club after suffering hamstring injury

Posted Friday, March 26, 2021 by Skysports.com57 hits

N'Golo Kante has returned to Chelsea after suffering a minor hamstring injury while on international duty with France. Kante played all of France's 1-1 draw with Ukraine in their World Cup Qualifier at the Stade de France on Wednesday but felt some discomfort after the game. Examinations revealed a problem and he will now miss his country's upcoming Group D matches against Kazakhstan and Bos...Full Story »

France held by Ukraine in lacklustre opening World Cup qualifier

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 by ESPN38 hits

France kicked off their World Cup qualifying campaign in unconvincing fashion as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Ukraine on Wednesday. Antoine Griezmann put the world champions in front in the first half with a brilliant strike, only for defender Presnel Kimpembe to hand the visitors a point with an own goal after the break. The result left Didier Deschamps' side and Ukraine level with ...Full Story »

Real Madrid defender Varane: Zidane taking France job would be natural

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com43 hits

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says it'll be no surprise should Zinedine Zidane eventually take the France job. There have been reports circulating that Zidane could replace Didier Deschamps as Les Bleus boss, despite the fact that the former Marseille coach's contract with France runs until December 31, 2022. Nevertheless, Varane understands why Zidane would be keen on the job. "It's ...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane doesn’t understand Karim Benzema absence from France set-up

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA29 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane questioned why Karim Benzema continues to be frozen out by France after the striker hit a brace in a LaLiga win at Celta Vigo.Benzema scored twice en route to a 3-1 victory – a 10th in a row for Los Blancos, who move second behind city rivals Atletico as a result.The forward opened the scoring by collecting a Toni Kroos pass and firing home, before the same...Full Story »

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.uk56 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 »

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