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Spain
Opportunity knocks twice for Alphonse Areola
08:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

Football is about taking advantage of opportunities. Alphonse Areola has two knocking. At Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois’ position is there for the taking. Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris' injury could spell a turnaround with France. Even though…

Womens Football
Inclusive stops here: France 19 knockout rounds
08:01 Saturday 22nd June 2019

The Women’s World Cup is through fooling around. The group stages are complete; the knockout rounds begin today. So far, the tournament’s only controversy has been the one with which everyone is still trying to come to grips. VAR…

France
Can Les Bleus do the gender double at the World Cup?
15:00 Friday 7th June 2019

Just under a year has passed since France lifted the FIFA World Cup, putting end to an eighteen-year trophyless streak. Now, the nation's women have the opportunity to break their own World Cup curse, on home soil none less. France’s…

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…

International
Why Matteo Guendouzi should choose to represent Morocco
15:00 Friday 14th September 2018

The career tangent of every footballer is sandwiched between the choices they make. Whether players make the decisions solely themselves or are influenced by others, they're forced to either enjoy or endure the outcome.   For…

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.  …

Transfers
Why Lucas Digne is perfect for Everton
09:00 Tuesday 24th July 2018

An approach from Everton may have cost Marco Silva his job at Watford, but the Portuguese has now landed the role. The former Hull City manager took over for Sam Allardyce on 31 May. Given their polarised philosophies, it's no surprise…

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…

World Cup
World Cup Semi-final: France to lock horns with Belgium for a place in the Final
08:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

They have traditionally been allies with each other in 20th-century conflicts, while sitting next to each other on the map, but for one night they will be the bitterest of rivals as France face Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.  France's…

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 Round of 16: Will we see maximum overdrive from France and Argentina, group stage minimalists?
09:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

What better way to kick-start the business end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup than an epic heavyweight clash between France and Argentina. Both sides square off at the Kazan Arena on Saturday, with the victors expected to make a deep run all…

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: France and Peru both feel urgency
09:30 Thursday 21st June 2018

Peru and France are set to square in an intense battle at Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg), in a match that could well shape Group C of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. While both teams are coming off different results in their respective tournament…

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,…