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Paul-Georges Ntep receives 1st call with France

PARIS (AP) Rennes forward Paul-Georges Ntep has been called up for the first time with France for upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Albania. The 22-year-old player, whose speed and impact have helped him score nine league goals this season, benefited from Karim Benzema's withdrawal because of injuries. France, which has already qualified for the 2016 European Championship...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Deschamps calls up Fekir for Brazil and Denmark friendlies

PARIS (AP) France coach Didier Deschamps called up rising Lyon star Nabil Fekir to the France squad Thursday for friendlies against Brazil and Denmark later this month. The 21-year-old Fekir, whose father is Algerian, has been in the spotlight in the French media in recent weeks after initially pledging his international future to Algeria before changing his mind. He has been one...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

France coach Didier Deschamps signs new deal until 2018 World Cup

PARIS -- France coach Didier Deschamps has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him in charge of the national team until the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Deschamps, who replaced Laurent Blanc after the 2012 European Championship, was handed the new deal by French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet on Thursday. ''The partnership between coach and president is fundamental...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

France coach Didier Deschamps signs new contract until 2018

PARIS (AP) France coach Didier Deschamps has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him in charge of the national team until the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Deschamps, who replaced Laurent Blanc after the 2012 European Championship, was handed the new deal by French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet on Thursday. ''The partnership between coach and president is fundamental...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

World Cup: France shouldn’t feel disappointed with World Cup campaign

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...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup: France moves on, but changes need to be made

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...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup: France draws their final game against Ecuador 0-0

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...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Didier Deschamps, France and the Rebirth of Les Bleus

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...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup: France in cruise control as they dominate Swiss

The French team was able to dominate the game in a comfortable fashion against Switzerland, gaining all three points in a 5-2 victory. France manager, Didier Deschamps, decided to change the dynamic of his team for this game, opting to go with Oliver Giroud as the central striker while going with Moussa Sissoko in the midfield. Moussa Sissoko provides Deschamps another box-to-box...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Antoine Griezmann called up in France squad

France coach Didier Deschamps has called up forward Antoine Griezmann for a friendly against the Netherlands. Griezmann has scored 15 goals for Real Sociedad this season, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa in the Spanish league. Another surprise addition to the squad is Paris Saint-Germain left back Lucas Digne, while defenders Eric Abidal and Gael Clichy were dropped...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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