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European Championships
Can Iceland hurt an already wounded French side?
12:00 Friday 11th October 2019

Iceland take on France Friday evening in a Group H Euro 2020 qualifier. Expect an intriguing encounter. Surprisingly, Turkey lead the group on 15 points. The World Cup champions are second on head-to-head records. Iceland aren’t…

Premier League
Has Tammy Abraham shut the Chelsea door on Olivier Giroud?
15:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

We're only five games in. Writing in stone takes a little longer. Still, Chelsea's striking option appears sorted. Seven goals make Tammy Abraham Frank Lampard's first choice to lead the line. He started in the 1-0…

Spain
How patient can Barcelona be with their £103.5 million investment?
12:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Ousmane Dembele suffers following his big-money switch to Barcelona. The £103.5 million transfer fee, the world's third-most expensive signing, was either going to hinder his progress or afford him a larger platform from which…

Premier League
How can Alexandre Lacazette gain France recognition?
12:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Arsenal forward; Olympique Lyonnais hero. Firing for the Gunners, but not for France. Pourquoi? Didier Deschamps says no. What more can be done in North London to book a Eurostar ticket? Alexandre Lacazette follows a long lineage of French…

France
Who is Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele?
15:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Tanguy Ndombele was the only new addition to Didier Deschamps' France squad for Les Bleus' upcoming international fixtures, but those who follow the 21-year-old closely will know that his first senior call-up was only a matter of time…

International
France vs Germany: Tricky test awaits both in Nations League opener
09:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

France's recent World Cup winners were greeted to a heroic welcome at their Clairefontaine training base this week. It's now time to move on, though. The new season has already begun. International breaks are never too far behind.  …

World Cup
Trevor Noah is thinking black and white in a colourful world
17:00 Monday 23rd July 2018

One reason moderates are unwilling to discuss racism is they’re going to be misunderstood by both extremes. They’ll be called a racist for opposing it in all forms and be welcomed as long lost friends by people whose views…

Premier League
Why does Paul Pogba play more consistently for France?
17:00 Wednesday 18th July 2018

It's coming home, well, to Old Trafford at least, as Paul Pogba will walk through the entrance doors a World Cup winner. The much-maligned 25-year-old endured a mixed first two years back with Manchester United, but this summer, he showed…

World Cup
World Cup 2018: Why Paul Pogba is France's real MVP
08:30 Sunday 8th July 2018

France defeated Uruguay and will face Belgium in the World Cup semifinals. Les Bleus are unbeaten in this tournament, winning five and drawing one. Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe top the scoring with three goals each. Didier…

World Cup
World Cup Quarterfinal: Will it be blue skies when Uruguay face France?
08:30 Friday 6th July 2018

Two former World Cup winners collide in Russia 2018's first quarter-final. Both France and Uruguay remain unbeaten so far. The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium prepares to host its sixth and final game. The two sides have impressed during their…

World Cup
World Cup Group C: France poised to take honours: Denmark to advance
08:30 Tuesday 26th June 2018

The opening two matchdays of Group C went as expected. France won both games; Denmark won then drew; Australia lost then drew. Peru has been sent packing.  France and Denmark collide this afternoon. Les Bleus have the top…

World Cup
World Cup Group C: Gut check time for Socceroos against Les Bleus?
08:30 Saturday 16th June 2018

From their four previous meetings, France have won twice, drawn one and lost once against Saturday's opposition. Perhaps the most worrying thing from Australia's perspective is the fact a thumping 6-0 defeat was their most recent meeting,…

World Cup
Why Anthony Martial will not be going to Russia
12:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Anthony Martial's season at Manchester United has been entirely forgettable. The week after the season ended proved to be the hardest for the tricky winger. He was excluded from Didier Deschamps World Cup squad then his side…

France
Florian Thauvin's renaissance continues
09:30 Friday 16th February 2018

Familiarity, they say, breeds contempt. That is not the case with 25-year-old France international Florian Thauvin. The Marseille winger has been in sensational form for the 1993 Champions League winners this term. Thauvin has scored 16…

France
French dilemma: How to book passage on the plane to Russia
09:00 Wednesday 7th February 2018

The heat is on now. Who will we see lining up for France this summer? Between the following five French Premier League stars, it’s a very real possibility only two could be on the plane to Russia. This season so far has…