OFFICIAL: Arsenal and Chelsea miss out on £30m La Liga attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Atletico Madrid have confirmed that French international winger Antoine Griezmann will move to the club pending a medical, ending Arsenal and Chelsea’s long-standing interest in the 23-year-old.
Griezmann starred for La Liga side Real Sociedad last season, scoring 20 times in...
France have some thinking to do after their World Cup campaign ended against Germany
France’s World Cup campaign ended in heartbreak as they lost to Germany 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Mats Hummels.
France rarely gave the Germans a chance to attack, while attacking ruthlessly toward the German defense. But, the Germans capitalized on the early mistake that France made and...
Paul Pogba and his teammates celebrate after scoring the first goal of the game.
France had a troublesome time against a formidable Nigeria team, but was still able to find their rhythm and get the goals when they needed it.
Thanks to the goals from Paul Pogba in the 79th minute and an own goal by the Nigerian skipper Joseph Yobo in stoppage time, France was able to get past Nigeria...
Round of 16 – recap: France 2-0 Nigeria / Germany 2-0 Algeria (0-0 after regular time)
Coach France Deschamps ahead of France-Germany:
“I’m a realist, my target, like my players, is Friday. ”It doesn’t serve any purpose to look any further ahead. The reality now is Germany on Friday. Everyone can dream, including me, but I’m a pragmatist...
Paul Pogba heads France in front just 11 minutes from the end.
Didier Deschamps’ France side have qualified for the quarter-final stage of the World Cup following a hard fought 2-0 victory over an impressive Nigeria side this evening in Brasília.
Deschamps made a bold decision to withdraw starlet Antoine Griezmann from the starting line-up with Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud the preferred...
France settle for a draw against Ecuador to top the group with 7 points
France was unable score against the 10-man Ecuador side and settled for a 0-0 draw.
France manager, Didier Deschamps, opted to go with a more youthful line-up in their final game against Ecuador. He made six changes from their previous game against Switzerland to keep his starting 11 fresh for the round of...
In 2010, France was the laughing stock of the World Cup. With a dismal performance, Nicolas Anelka being sent home, the team opposing the coach, and then the so-called “strike”, France was doomed. But if anyone knows French national team football, France seems to go through cycles. In 1998 and 2006, France played exceptionally well. In 2002 and 2010, they were extremely embarrassing...
France coach Didier Deschamps spoke to a senate-led inquiry into the fight against doping on Wednesday and afterwards said it is vital for leading figures in sport to increase awareness about the dangers of drugs in sport.
The 44-year-old Deschamps spent a little under two hours answering questions in a closed-doors hearing at the senate in Paris.
Deschamps told reporters he faced...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2013
France coach Didier Deschamps has been successful wherever he's played and coached. His biggest test now is turning the national team back into the force it once was.
An encouraging draw in a World Cup qualifier at world champion Spain was followed by a win at Italy. The spirit showed in those games boosted French hopes that Deschamps has instilled the belief sorely missing...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2013
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When Didier Deschamps and Claudio Ranieri last came head-to-head (nearly eight years ago), the latter may have been at the helm of the fashionable, well-heeled west London club, but the former had the pedigree.
As they exchanged a handshake of congratulation and commiseration on the Stamford Bridge touchline, the contrast was clear. Deschamps cut a dash in his leather jacket, while...