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Deschamps’ focus on Euro 2016, not attacks ahead of Stade de France return

Didier Deschamps admitted that last November’s attacks were on everyone’s minds on the eve of his side’s return to the Stade de France, but they were determined to get on with the job of preparing for Euro 2016. “You don’t forget, but you have to move forward,” said Deschamps as the Euro 2016 hosts play an international friendly against Russia in Paris on Tuesday. The...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Deschamps heaps praise on Payet after France's victory

France coach Didier Deschamps was full of praise for Dimitri Payet after the West Ham playmaker's strong performance in the 3-2 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Friday.Payet last played for France in June last year against Albania but forced a return to the side after starring roles for his London club and was preferred on Friday to Anthony Martial in the French starting...
Via Fox Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Deschamps unaware of Kalidou Koulibaly national team eligibility

France coach Didier Deschamps has mistakenly been keeping taps on Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly for the host nation's Euro 2016 squad. Deschamps was quizzed on the chances of Aymeric Laporte being called up for the tournament considering his good form for Athletic Bilbao in 2015-16. The 1998 World Cup-winner said the young Basque faces competition from the likes of Barcelona...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

France captain Lloris and manager Deschamps back decision to play England friendly

France captain Hugo Lloris hopes Tuesday's friendly against England will be a show of solidarity as well as a chance to "escape" from the drama affecting his homeland.Didier Deschamps' side made the trip to Wembley despite a series of terrorist attacks which hit Paris on Friday night, while Les Bleus were playing against Germany.That decision came from French Football Federation...
Via Fox Sports
November 16, 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...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Zouma called up to France squad because of injury doubts

France coach Didier Deschamps has called up Chelsea center half Kurt Zouma as backup in defense for games against Albania and Sweden. The 20-year-old Zouma, who has made just five appearances for Chelsea this season after joining from Saint-Etienne, was drafted on Tuesday because Loic Perrin and Eliaquim Mangala are carrying minor calf injuries. France plays Albania in Rennes on...
Via Associated Press
November 11, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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