Didier Deschamps' naivety cost France Euro 2016

Didier Deschamps' naivety was on display all of Euro 2016, but against Portugal, he was finally made to pay for it and may have cost France the title.Deschamps was given a wealth of talent in the midfield. His job was to figure out how to deploy it and even after seven matches, it was clear he had no idea. His preferred three-man triangle of Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, and N'Golo...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

France are into the Euro final in spite of Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps might just be the luckiest manager in the world. Time and time again the France boss has gotten his team selection wrong from the outset, but the quality throughout the squad coupled with an uncanny knack of recognizing his tactical mistakes halfway through matches has carried Les Bleus through to the final.The theme for France all of Euro 2016 has been the search...
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July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Deschamps delighted with first-half blitz

Didier Deschamps was left saluting a first half in which his team “did all we had to do” after France sealed a 5-2 quarter-final win against an Iceland side that remained proud in defeat. The post Deschamps delighted with first-half blitz appeared first on
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July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Antoine Griezmann can be France's star, if Didier Deschamps lets him

Antoine Griezmann rescued France in front of a hostile home crowd, turning boos into bouncing, and whistling into singing with a fantastic second-half performance. Griezmann’s brilliant brace turned around an early 1-0 deficit and it all started with a tactical change -- a change that could be the key to France's success at these Euros.For the first half of France's 2-1 win over...
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June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Didier Deschamps has to figure out how to best use Paul Pogba

After France's poor showing against Romania, Didier Deschamps sent his team out against Albania with two major names missing in Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba. France won 2-0 courtesy of late goals from Griezmann off the bench and Les Bleus' Romania hero, Dimitri Payet, but they were poor on the day, putting just two shots on frame and clearly lacking any continuity and creativity...
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June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Substitutes key for Deschamps, De Biasi ‘proud’ in defeat

Didier Deschamps praised the impact of substitutes Paul Pogba and goalscorer Antoine Griezmann against an Albania side that, according to Gianni De Biaisi, “caused France problems”. The post Substitutes key for Deschamps, De Biasi ‘proud’ in defeat appeared first on
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June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Dimitri Payet steals the show as France open EURO 2016 with a win

After a somewhat quiet first half, France and Romania opened up for a thrilling second half as the hosts grab all three points thanks to a marvelous goal from Dimitri Payet just before full-time. France, who many have picked as favorites in this competition, started out slowly and had trouble creating chances in the first half. Apart from Payet, who was far and way the man of the...
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June 10, 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...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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