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Didier Deschamps’ decisions under the spotlight despite France's win

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Skysports.com44 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has unresolved issues despite win over Australia France edged past Australia 2-1 but Didier Deschamps’ decisions are still under the spotlight, writes Adam Bate. For only the second time since their World Cup win 20 years ago, France kicked off their campaign with three points - but the manner of their 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan was far from convincing....Full Story »

Didier Deschamps: France can do a lot better

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA21 hits

Didier Deschamps admits France can improve significantly after they scraped a controversial 2-1 victory against Australia in their World Cup opener.Les Bleus benefited from the competition’s first use of video assistant referee technology when they were awarded a debatable second-half penalty, which was converted by Antoine Griezmann.Uruguayan official Andres Cunha initially played on afte...Full Story »

France conquer Australia with some help from video assistant referee technology

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA20 hits

France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 win over Australia.Antoine Griezmann put Les Bleus ahead with a contentious second-half penalty in Kazan after referee Andres Cunha adjudged the forward had been fouled by Joshua Risdon having watched a replay of the incident at the side of the pitch.Australia, who felt ...Full Story »

France 2 Australia 1: Historic Griezmann goal and Pogba secure slender win

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Goal.com36 hits

A late Paul Pogba goal and a VAR-assisted penalty from Antoine Griezmann helped France to a scarcely deserved 2-1 win over Australia.Antoine Griezmann scored the first penalty given by VAR in World Cup history as France edged past Australia 2-1 in their Group C opener. France were a long way from their best at the Kazan Arena, with their heralded attacking trio of Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and...Full Story »

Manchester United ace Daley Blind gets engaged to girlfriend Candy-Rae Fleur after whisking dancer away to France

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk64 hits

DALEY BLIND'S future at Manchester United may be unknown - but he has no doubt who he will be spending the rest of his life with. For the Holland ace is now engaged to stunning long-term girlfriend Candy-Rae Fleur. Daley Blind and long-term girlfriend Candy-Rae Fleur are now engaged Blind popped the question to dancer Candy-Rae while surrounded by mountains and greenery in Provence, southern ...Full Story »

Kylian Mbappe allays injury fears after damaging ankle in France training

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Skysports.com102 hits

Kylian Mbappe goes down clutching his ankle in France training after Adil Rami challenge Kylian Mbappe has played down an injury scare after he limped out of training on Tuesday as France stepped up their preparations for the World Cup. Didier Deschamps' squad were taking part in an open training session at the Glebovets Stadium in Istra when Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe went down foll...Full Story »

Pogba is more talented than any of France's World Cup winners from 1998, says Desailly

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by squawka.com92 hits

France midfielder Paul Pogba is more talented than any of Les Bleus' 1998 World Cup winning squad, according to Marcel Desailly. Desailly played for France across a period of 11 years between 1993 to 2004, making 116 appearances for Les Bleus. In that time, the former Chelsea and Marseille centre-back won both the World Cup in 1998 and then Euro 2000 just two years later in a period of domi...Full Story »

Zidane: I didn't leave Madrid to take France job

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com110 hits

Potentially coaching France had nothing to do with Zinedine Zidane's decision to leave Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane insisted he did not leave his Real Madrid post just so he could take over as France coach. Zidane made the shock decision to resign as Madrid head coach just days after leading the LaLiga giants to a third straight Champions League title. The 45-year-old was quickly linked to ...Full Story »

France 1 - 1 USA: Kylian Mbappe strike earns France a draw against the USA

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by PA44 hits

Kylian Mbappe’s second-half equaliser salvaged France a 1-1 draw in their final World Cup warm-up match against the USA.Paris St Germain forward Mbappe fired home a low shot in the 78th minute after Julian Green had given the USA a shock first-half lead with their only effort on target.Les Bleus turned in a below-par display at Lyon’s Groupama Stadium against opponents who had failed...Full Story »

France vs USA - Didier Deschamps stands up for Paul Pogba as World Cup nears

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA83 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps insists he has “no worries” about the form of Paul Pogba ahead of the World Cup.A lacklustre performance from midfielder Pogba in France’s warm-up friendly against Russia 2018 absentees Italy in Nice last week caused some concern.Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele scored for Les Blues at the Allianz Riviera where Pogba was far from...Full Story »

Everyone is against Paul Pogba, says Man Utd and France star’s former coach

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by squawka.com136 hits

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a victim of his own success, according to former coach Pierre Mankowski. Commanding a then-world record fee of £89m when re-joining United from Juventus in 2016, Pogba has been constantly scrutinised for performances which many believe do not live up to his price-tag. A lot of the focus on the France side ahead of the World Cup has f...Full Story »

Deschamps hits out at France crowd after supporters whistle Pogba

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by Goal.com48 hits

Didier Deschamps told France supporters to lower their expectations after Paul Pogba was whistled during a 3-1 friendly defeat of Italy. Although strikes from Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele saw Les Bleus win comfortably in Nice on Friday, some supporters whistled Pogba when he was substituted late in the game. The Manchester United midfielder had a quiet match as a live...Full Story »

France 3 - 1 Italy: France ease past Italy with World Cup warm-up win

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by PA67 hits

France’s preparations for the World Cup were boosted by a 3-1 win over Italy in the Allianz Riviera in Nice. Didier Deschamps’ side took the lead in the eighth minute against an Italy side, missing the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, when Samuel Umtiti fired home from close range. Kylian Mbappe’s header from a narrow angle was partially saved by Salvatore Sirigu allow...Full Story »

What David Beckham did in the car park after his red card vs. Argentina at France '98

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by givemesport.com74 hits

It's almost 20 years since the lowest moment of David Beckham's glittering career. His red card while playing for England against Argentina at France '98 remains one of the most iconic moments in recent World Cup history. Beckham was shown a straight red card by Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen for petulantly kicking out at Diego Simeone, who made the most of the contact, and England ended ...Full Story »

France vs Italy - Deschamps expects Zidane to be France coach one day

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by PA93 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps fully expects Zinedine Zidane to take charge of Les Bleus one day, but is not letting that prospect distract him from his World Cup mission.Zidane is now a free agent after stepping down as Real Madrid boss just days after leading the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League title.Deschamps, who along with Zidane helped France win the 1998 World Cup and...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps hails Olivier Giroud after France triumph in friendly

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA31 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps saluted striker Olivier Giroud as he matched superstar Zinedine Zidane’s international goals tally ahead of the World Cup finals.The 31-year-old Chelsea hitman struck for the 31st time for his country in a 2-0 friendly victory over the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France to join an exclusive group of players.Deschamps said: “It means that he’...Full Story »

France coast to victory over Republic of Ireland

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA34 hits

Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir staked their claims for France’s World Cup opener as they struck to condemn the Republic of Ireland to a 2-0 friendly defeat amid a torrential Parisian downpour.Chelsea frontman Giroud scored from close range and then saw keeper Colin Doyle’s howler hand Fekir a second before the half-time whistle sounded on a night when Didier Deschamps’ Russia-b...Full Story »

France vs Republic of Ireland - France boss wary of Republic of Ireland threat

Posted Monday, May 28, 2018 by PA71 hits

Didier Deschamps has warned Russia-bound France not to under-estimate the Republic of Ireland as they build towards their World Cup adventure.The sides meet at the Stade de France on Monday evening, with Deschamps and his players three friendlies away from the finals and Ireland knowing their season will draw to a close with next Saturday’s clash with the USA.However, the France boss knows...Full Story »

'He's made a huge mistake!' - Deschamps slams Rabiot for France snub

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Goal.com84 hits

Adrien Rabiot has made a "huge mistake" in asking to be removed from the standby list for France's World Cup squad, according to coach Didier Deschamps. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, who has six caps, was overlooked for the main 23-man selection , with Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi preferred instead. Rabiot - who previously demonstrated a reluctance to adopt a more deep-lying role for his c...Full Story »

Manchester United's Anthony Martial left out of France World Cup squad

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by ESPN139 hits

Paul Pogba, Hugo Lloris and Antoine Griezmann headline France's 2018 World Cup squad, but Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette were among the 11 reserves announced by boss Didier Deschamps on Thursday. Manchester United man Pogba, Tottenham goalkeeper and France captain Lloris, and Atletico Madrid's Europa League final hero Griezmann are expected to provide the backbone of Les Bleus' challen...Full Story »

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