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Manager: Man United player “very exciting”, Arsenal star going through “rough patch”

Manager: Man United player “very exciting”, Arsenal star going through “rough patch” - originally posted on Manchester United striker Anthony Martial and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud both have been included in France squad for their upcoming friendlies against Armenia and Denmark. France will face Armenia on Wednesday, and ahead of the match, manager Didier...
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Marseille midfielder Diarra earns call back with France

PARIS (AP) Marseille midfielder Lassana DIarra is back in France's squad for upcoming friendly matches against Armenia and Denmark, five years after his last game with the national team. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid player joined Marseille this summer after a year without football because of a contract dispute with Lokomotiv Moscow. France coach Didier Deschamps says Diarra...
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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

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...
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

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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