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Antoine Griezmann reveals half-time chat lifted France

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA25 hits

Antoine Griezmann revealed France had “a quiet word” in the dressing room at half-time which helped the world champions produce a comeback to beat Germany 2-1 in their Nations League clash.Under-fire Germany coach Joachim Low had called for a response following the 3-0 defeat in Holland on Saturday, which put his side in danger of relegation.The 2014 World Cup winners produced an imp...Full Story »

France 2 - 1 Germany: Antoine Griezmann leads France fightback as Germany continue to struggle

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA23 hits

Antoine Griezmann scored twice in the second half as world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in their Nations League clash and increase the pressure on Joachim Low.Germany looked to have produced the required response from a 3-0 defeat in Holland on Saturday, which left them in danger of relegation, as Toni Kroos slotted in a penalty just before the break.Les Bleus, though, r...Full Story »

France vs Germany - Low convinced Germany have learned from their humbling

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by PA41 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low warned world champions France his side have “learned a few things” from their “painful” Nations League defeat to Holland ahead of Tuesday night’s clash in Paris.Die Mannschaft head to Saint-Denis bottom of League A Group One following a 3-0 reverse in Amsterdam on Saturday.Low hit out at his players for “breaking apart” against ...Full Story »

France's World Cup win hurt me - Koscielny retires from international football

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com41 hits

Laurent Koscielny has retired from international football and detailed how France's World Cup success had more of a negative impact on him than the injury that ruled him out of contention. Arsenal defender Koscielny was unavailable for selection for the competition in Russia after tearing his Achilles in the Europa League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid last May. The 33-year-ol...Full Story »

France investigates the possible fixing of the PSG-Red Star match

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by Marca.com58 hits

An investigation has been opened by French authorities into the possible match-fixing of the Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade on October 4. The reason for the probe is that a senior Serbian club leader had bet a huge amount of money that his team would lose by five goals. UEFA alerted France of the possible rigging of the result after being warned abou...Full Story »

France 2 - 2 Iceland: France strike twice late on to rescue draw against Iceland

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA47 hits

World champions France rescued themselves from an embarrassing defeat by Iceland with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from substitute Kylian Mbappe, to secure a 2-2 friendly draw at the Stade du Roudourou in Guingamp.Iceland had been out of form and regularly conceding goals, and against opponents who had followed winning the World Cup in July by takin...Full Story »

France vs Iceland - Hugo Lloris wants to focus on football as he returns to France action

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by PA32 hits

France captain Hugo Lloris hopes to be able to put a “shaky” start to the season behind him by returning to action for the World Cup winners against Iceland in Guingamp on Thursday.The 31-year-old has been on something of a rollercoaster since lifting the trophy with Les Bleus in Moscow on July 15 and enjoying a victory parade back in Paris along the Champs Elysees.Tottenham keeper L...Full Story »

AS Roma vs Lazio - Di Francesco wants Roma to win over the fans with victory over Lazio

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2018 by PA58 hits

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has urged his players to restore belief among supporters by toppling Lazio in the Rome derby at the Stadio Olimpico.Two wins from six matches have left Roma in mid-table of Serie A while their capital rivals are fourth, but Di Francesco’s side are unbeaten in their last six games at the ground and thumped Frosinone 4-0 on Wednesday night.“The derby is a...Full Story »

Di Francesco stars as Sassuolo bounce back to beat Empoli

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by PA27 hits

Federico Di Francesco scored one and set up two as Sassuolo recovered from conceding after just 18 seconds to beat Empoli 3-1 in Serie A.Francesco Caputo’s early strike counted for little as Di Francesco set up goals for Kevin-Prince Boateng and Gianmarco Ferrari before finding the net himself after Empoli’s Miha Zajc was shown a second yellow card for diving with 19 minutes lef...Full Story »

Olivier Giroud: I was going to be taken off before scoring France’s winner

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA42 hits

France match-winner Olivier Giroud admits he was aware he was about to be substituted before he scored his landmark goal in the 2-1 Nations League victory over Holland.In addition to ending his 10-match international drought the 75th-minute strike took him past Zinedine Zidane to third on France’s all-time list with 32 goals.“I thought I was going to be taken off. The game against Ge...Full Story »

France 2 - 1 Netherlands: Giroud to the rescue for France as world champions make winning return to Paris

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA72 hits

France striker Olivier Giroud ended his 10-match goalless run with the winner as the world champions’ return to Paris for the first time since their summer success in Russia ended in a 2-1 victory over Holland.Ryan Babel looked to have spoiled the homecoming party in the capital with his first competitive international goal in 13 years to cancel out Kylian Mbappe’s opener in the Nati...Full Story »

France vs Netherlands - Deschamps wants to see France improvement

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA75 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps wants his team to be sharper when they play Holland in the Nations League on Sunday. Les Blues got their campaign underway with a goalless draw in Germany in midweek, when Deschamps felt his players were slightly off the pace. France will play their first home match since winning the World Cup this summer when Holland visit the Stade de France and Deschamps is lo...Full Story »

Paul Pogba blasted by Manchester United fans for 'disrespectful' tweet while on duty with France

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk99 hits

PAUL POGBA has been slated by Manchester United fans for posting a "disrespectful tweet" while away on international duty. The French midfielder fuelled speculation that he could leave Old Trafford by posting two images from Thursday's 0-0 draw with Germany. View this post on Instagram Caption this 👀 On dit quoi? @k.mbappe @antogriezmann A p...Full Story »

Pogba: One of the GOATs for France, a scapegoat for Manchester United

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by Goal.com78 hits

The World Cup winner is back in his homeland after a testing few weeks amid renewed links with Barcelona and Luis Suarez making overtures It’s been less than two months since Paul Pogba led France to their second World Cup title and this week the midfielder returned to the tranquil surroundings of Clairefontaine. France will play Germany in their first-ever UEFA Nations League match on...Full Story »

Germany 0 - 0 France: Germany start post-Russia recovery but fluff chance to remind France who is boss

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by PA60 hits

Germany and France played out a 0-0 draw at the Allianz Arena in Munich as the winners of the last two World Cups respectfully cancelled out each other’s strengths and weaknesses.It was not the start UEFA will have been wanting for its new Nations League tournament, or the redemption the home fans will have wanted, but it was not without its moments.The talk in town before the game was whe...Full Story »

Germany vs France - Low rejects calls for post-Russia sweeping changes

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 by PA59 hits

Germany head coach Joachim Low has admitted France will be favourites when the two giants of European football meet in Munich on Thursday for the first game of UEFA’s new Nations League tournament.The sides had widely contrasting experiences at the World Cup this summer, with Low’s 2014 champions meekly retreating after the group stage, while Didier Deschamps’ men marched all t...Full Story »

Lloris ruled out of France squad

Posted Tuesday, September 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com56 hits

Montpellier's Benjamin Lecomte has received his maiden France call-up to replace injured captain Hugo Lloris. Hugo Lloris will miss France's first two Nations League fixtures with a thigh injury. The Tottenham goalkeeper was ruled out of this week's matches against Germany and Netherlands after meeting with Les Bleus medical staff at Clairefontaine on Monday. Didier Deschamps was waiting on...Full Story »

Neymar at PSG: Brazil star's pal reveals all about life in France with striker - EXCLUSIVE

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk91 hits

When he's not busy pulling defences apart it's emerged Neymar enjoys playing poker. Brazilian poker pro Andre Akkari taught the 26-year-old all the tricks of the trade to come a top player. And Akkari, a PokerStars ambassador, has revealed to Daily Star Online that Neymar is so into the game that he is using much of his downtime to play it. "He plays on Saturday for PSG, on Sunday he plays po...Full Story »

What we learned from the documentary that followed France’s 2018 World Cup campaign

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by Dreamteamfc.com86 hits

Remember the summer of 2018? Football was coming home. The sun was out. Everywhere you looked people were dizzy on Strongbow Dark Fruit. We know you don’t particularly want to revisit the heartbreak, but French channel TF1‘s documentary ‘Les Bleus 2018, Au Coeur de l’Épopée Russe‘ is worth the pain. Coming to a Netflix and Chill near you soon The film,...Full Story »

Deschamps tells World Cup-winning France squad life will never be the same again

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA84 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps was left soaked in beer, champagne and sweat after celebrating World Cup glory with his delirious squad – a moment he will cherish alongside the crowning achievement of his playing career.A 4-2 win over Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium earned Deschamps access to one of football’s most elite clubs, those who have lifted the World Cup as both c...Full Story »

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