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Euro 2020 draw: England get Croatia and France face Germany, Portugal in group of death

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by Express.co.uk72 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.com29 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 PA25 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 PA20 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 PA17 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 PA21 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 PA20 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 GOALS51 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.com47 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 PA48 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 PA73 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 PA41 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 »

Italy vs Greece - Francesco Acerbi hopes Italy can make winning return in Rome

Posted Friday, October 11, 2019 by PA67 hits

Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi is hoping Italy can deliver a memorable return to the Stadio Olimpico with victory over Greece to secure a place at Euro 2020.The Azzurri have a perfect record in Group J so far, with six straight wins putting Roberto Mancini’s men clear ahead of Iceland at the top of the table.Another victory in what will be a first senior international match played at the ...Full Story »

Raphael Varane confident France can cope without key players for Iceland clash

Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019 by PA39 hits

Didier Deschamps must cope without some of his big-name stars as France look to boost their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes with victory in Iceland on Friday night.France are without the injured Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe while captain Hugo Lloris is also ruled out for an unspecified period after dislocating his elbow in Tottenham’s recent defeat to Brighton.Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandand...Full Story »

France boss gets Kante back, wants deal with Chelsea's Lampard

Posted Friday, October 04, 2019 by ESPN70 hits

Didier Deschamps wants Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to play Olivier Giroud more often in exchange for the France manager's leaving N'Golo Kante in London for last month's European Championship qualifiers. Kante on Thursday was called up for Les Bleus' October Euro qualifiers along with Kylian Mbappe -- who missed out last time due to a hamstring injury -- and Giroud, who has seen limited minutes ...Full Story »

Deschamps feels France have started to find rhythm after win over Andorra

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA31 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps feels his side have started to find their rhythm again after the world champions saw off Andorra 3-0 in Saint-Denis to stay on course for Euro 2020 qualification.With Turkey also winning, 4-0 away in Moldova, Les Bleus are kept off the top of Group H on head-to-head record.However, after Iceland were beaten in Albania, there is now daylight between them and third ...Full Story »

France saw off Andorra 3-0 in Saint-Denis

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA49 hits

World champions France saw off Andorra 3-0 in Saint-Denis to keep the pressure on at the top of Euro 2020 qualification Group H.Kingsley Coman and defender Clement Lenglet scored in each half, with Antoine Griezmann also seeing a penalty saved.Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder tapped home a third in stoppage time.However, with Turkey winning 4-0 away in Moldova, Didier Deschamps’ side now find ...Full Story »

France need to remain focused on Euro 2020 qualification – Hugo Lloris

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by PA57 hits

Captain Hugo Lloris has warned France cannot afford to relax as they prepare to tackle Andorra and look to keep themselves ahead in the battle for Euro 2020 qualification.Didier Deschamps’ men saw off Albania 4-1 at Stade de France on Saturday night, but are in a three-way tie at the top of Group H on 12 points alongside Turkey and Iceland.With European minnows Andorra having only gone dow...Full Story »

Kingsley Coman bags a brace as France put four past Albania

Posted Sunday, September 08, 2019 by PA36 hits

A weakened France side scored four goals for the fourth time in five Euro 2020 qualifiers as the Group H leaders swept aside Albania 4-1.Their superior goal difference – four better than Turkey’s and nine better than Iceland’s – is what is keeping the world champions in first place as all three teams are level on 12 points.Even without the injured Paul Pogba, and with Kyl...Full Story »

Matuidi confident France have the depth to cope with missing stars

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019 by PA38 hits

France midfielder Blaise Matuidi believes the World Cup winners cannot look for excuses despite a growing number of absentees.Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte has been sidelined by a knee injury and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has pulled out with an ankle problem, while Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante were not considered for the upcoming E...Full Story »

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