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#France

# france-soccer - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

France defied poor stats to win 2018 World Cup, says Fifa report

The report also said that the competition was short of classic playmakers.

# france-soccer - Monday 15 October, 2018

'I think the victory certainly hurt me much more psychologically than my injury'

France defender Laurent Koscielny has confirmed his international career is over.

# france-soccer - Sunday 23 September, 2018

'There is an image of him that he is very individualistic, a bit self-centred... That's not true'

Didier Deschamps has defended the Man United and France star.

# france-soccer - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place

World Cup winners France and third-placed Belgium both sit at the summit.

# france-soccer - Monday 17 September, 2018

Dimitri Payet fired home this stunning volley last night as Marseille jumped to second in Ligue 1 Back Of The Net This post contains videos

Dimitri Payet fired home this stunning volley last night as Marseille jumped to second in Ligue 1

A 4-0 win for the home side and a cracking strike from the ex-West Ham player.

# france-soccer - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Mourinho 'in the dark' over Raiola's plans for Pogba

The player’s agent has also fanned speculation that he would welcome a possible move to Barcelona.

# france-soccer - Thursday 6 September, 2018

France's third-choice 'keeper saves his side in Germany stalemate

Alphonse Areola pulled off a string of fine stops to ensure the world champions left Munich with a point.

# france-soccer - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Former Blackburn and Stoke star completes €30 million Roma move

Sevilla midfielder Steven Nzonzi secured a big-money switch to the Giallorossi following his World Cup heroics with France.

Antoine Griezmann 'well positioned' for Ballon d'Or

The striker shined for both club and country over the 2017-18 season, and Diego Simeone has suggested he could take home the individual crown.

# france-soccer - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

UEFA increases Nasri doping ban from six to 18 months

The ban was backdated to 1 July 2017, meaning the ex-Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder will be cleared to return next January.

# france-soccer - Monday 30 July, 2018

French defender bids farewell to Barcelona ahead of €25m Everton move

Lucas Digne is on his way to the Toffees after finding a struggling to nail down a regular starting berth at the Catalan giants.

# france-soccer - Monday 23 July, 2018

Mbappe: I told Kante to join PSG during World Cup

The striker says he has been consulted regarding the possibility of signing the midfielder.

# france-soccer - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?

Almost a week has passed since the tournament ended.

# france-soccer - Thursday 19 July, 2018

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs Controversy This post contains videos

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

‘The Daily Show’ has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US.

# france-soccer - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'I hope that he understands why he was so good'

Jose Mourinho has praised Paul Pogba following his World Cup triumph.

# france-soccer - Monday 16 July, 2018

After emulating Pele's feat, France's Mbappe says 'no sleep for me'

The 19-year-old was handed the best young player of the tournament award.

# france-soccer - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Paul Pogba, the €105 million wonderkid, shows the trait he is often accused of lacking - character Point To Prove This post contains videos

Paul Pogba, the €105 million wonderkid, shows the trait he is often accused of lacking - character

Since his record-breaking move to Manchester United, the France star has been faced with great expectations.

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory Joy

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory

Cheers rang out throughout the country for each of four goals in the final.

Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball

The Real Madrid star could not guide his side to victory in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory Champions This post contains videos

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory

Didier Deschamps’ men overcame Croatia 4-2.

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France Have Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France

Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

Here are all the goals from today's World Cup final Woe This post contains videos

Here are all the goals from today's World Cup final

A mishap meant France took an early lead, before Ivan Perisic equalised and Antoine Griezmann scored from the penalty spot.

'There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so beautiful'

A wave of optimism has swept the nation ahead of today’s World Cup final.

'There are special days in life that will be remembered forever. Today is such a day'

Croatian red-and-white chequerboard patterns are everywhere today.

Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football?

With the Premier League among other competitions more popular than ever, has the international game lost some of its allure?

# france-soccer - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final?

France have a chance to emulate the heroics of their ’98 side, having beaten Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.

# france-soccer - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Are France a great team or the beneficiaries of a below-par World Cup? Analysis This post contains videos

Are France a great team or the beneficiaries of a below-par World Cup?

Les Bleus will face England or Croatia in the final after defeating Belgium tonight.

France edge Belgium to reach World Cup final

Samuel Umtiti scored the game’s only goal.

Poll: With four teams remaining, who do you think will win the World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: With four teams remaining, who do you think will win the World Cup?

One of Belgium, France, England or Croatia will prevail on Sunday.

# france-soccer - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Power ranking the four World Cup semi-finalists

England, Croatia, Belgium and France are all still vying for the illustrious trophy.

# france-soccer - Friday 6 July, 2018

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final

The first of the quarter-finals was down for decision, as Uruguay and France went head-to-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Arena.

# france-soccer - Thursday 5 July, 2018

After impressing at the World Cup, €35 million France defender set to complete Bayern move - reports

Benjamin Pavard will play with the Bundesliga side from the start of the 2019-2020 season, according to German football magazine Kicker.

# france-soccer - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Poll: Eight teams left in the race, but who do you now think will win the World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Eight teams left in the race, but who do you now think will win the World Cup?

The quarter-finals take place on Friday and Saturday.

Blow for Uruguay as Cavani looks set to miss last-eight showdown with France

The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who has three goals in the tournament already, limped out of last Saturday’s win over Portugal.

Power ranking the 8 remaining teams in the World Cup

England became the final side to reach the quarters on Tuesday night.

# france-soccer - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Here are the times and dates for the 4 World Cup quarter-finals Fyi

Here are the times and dates for the 4 World Cup quarter-finals

The line-up for the last eight is complete.

# france-soccer - Monday 2 July, 2018

Defiant Sampaoli facing Argentina sack after World Cup shambles - reports

The coach is rumoured to be at odds with his players, including captain Lionel Messi

# france-soccer - Thursday 28 June, 2018

'Do they expect us to win 10-0?' - Pogba bemused by whistles from France fans

The Manchester United star believes supporters are expecting too much from Les Bleus, with jeers having greeted last-16 progress at World Cup 2018.

# france-soccer - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

France and Denmark stroll into the last 16 after drab affair in Moscow

The European nations were both content to play out the first 0-0 draw of this summer’s World Cup.

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