France blow as Varane ruled out of Euro 2016

Paris (AFP) – France defender Raphael Varane has been ruled out of Euro 2016 with a left thigh injury and will be replaced by Adil Rami, the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Tuesday. The FFF said in a statement that scans had confirmed the initial diagnosis of Real Madrid team doctors who estimated their player would be out of action for up to three weeks. “Given...
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Rami called up by France amid doubts over Varane's fitness

PARIS (AP) Sevilla defender Adil Rami has been called up by France coach Didier Deschamps among his list of reserve players for the European Championship after Rapahel Varane picked up a thigh injury. Varane, who plays for Real Madrid, picked up the injury at training with his club and is doubtful for the tournament starting June 10 in France. The French soccer federation said...
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Deschamps sets sights on more host nation Euro 2016 glory

Paris (AFP) – Having scaled the international football heights as a player, Didier Deschamps now has his sights set on leading France to European Championship glory on home soil as coach.  Deschamps was captain of the French team that won the World Cup at home in 1998 and also led Les Bleus to glory at Euro 2000, so could hardly be better placed to handle the pressure and expectation...
Via World Soccer Talk
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vive La Revolution: Why France is Destined to win Euro 2016

This summer the whole world will be focused on France for Euro 2016. Twenty-four European nations will enter the tournament, all with hopes to reach the final in Paris. Like every tournament, there are favorites and there are underdogs that people believe can make a run at the final. Germany and Spain are being spoken of as potential front-runners, while Poland, Croatia, and...
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April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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

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