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#Les Bleus

# les-bleus - Sunday 1 November, 2020

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing

The Racing 92 second row had been cited for allegedly striking Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones.

# les-bleus - Monday 26 October, 2020

Paul Pogba threatens legal action over report that he will quit French team

The Sun ran the story in England and Pogba says he is ‘appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated’.

# les-bleus - Monday 7 September, 2020

Kylian Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, sits out clash with Croatia

Mbappe is the seventh PSG player to test positive. He played against Sweden on Saturday and trained with the France squad today.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

France captain Ollivon backs global calendar 'for the good of rugby'

A realignment is on the cards.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France

The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Bravo les Bleus! But it's too early to know if France are genuinely back

Similarly, we can’t write off England’s Six Nations hopes just yet.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Lopez' left foot ensures France burn off US challenge Pool C This post contains videos

Lopez' left foot ensures France burn off US challenge

AJ MacGinty kicked the Eagles to within a score with 15 minutes to go, but Les Bleus had too much firepower.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Griezmann misses another penalty as below-par France triumph against Andorra

The World champions made hard work of beating a side ranked 133 places below them on Tuesday.

# les-bleus - Thursday 15 August, 2019

France's Fijian-born winger to make Les Bleus debut against Scotland

Alivereti Raka has been named in Jacques Brunel’s starting XV.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report

The former Toulon coach is said to have agreed a four-year contract to take the top job with Les Bleus until 2023.

# les-bleus - Friday 12 April, 2019

French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team

Bernard Laporte said he will ‘respect this choice’ of the clubs as the FFR begins the search for Jacques Brunel’s successor.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal

The Chelsea striker moved past David Trezeguet last night, and only two players now sit ahead of him in the all-time charts.

# les-bleus - Friday 22 March, 2019

World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start

Didier Deschamps’ side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes against Moldova.

# les-bleus - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland

The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses'

The Toulouse trio of Antoine Dupoint, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos will be central for the French.

# les-bleus - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d'Or,' says Henry

The Monaco boss believes that Raphael Varane, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are all standout candidates for the award.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Griezmann delivers Löw blow as World Cup winners reign supreme in Paris against Germany

France sit four points clear at the top of their Nations League group after Antoine Griezmann instigated a 2-1 win over Germany.

# les-bleus - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Sublime Giroud volley sinks Dutch as France's World Cup champions return home

Olivier Giroud proved a popular hero on France’s competitive return to Paris against the Netherlands.

# les-bleus - Monday 16 July, 2018

Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees

Flyovers, presidential welcomes and raucous fans amounted to a hero’s welcome for Les Bleus.

# les-bleus - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory

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

# les-bleus - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard

The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.

# les-bleus - 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.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira

France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Back row revamp as France make five changes for All Blacks revenge mission

Les Bleus are trailing in the series heading to Wellington.

# les-bleus - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France

The All Blacks racked up 41 points in the final half hour with France unable to recover from the setback.

# les-bleus - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'Deschamps is here until 2020': French football president rules out move for Zidane

No ‘Didier-Zizou’ debate, says FFF chief Le Graet.

# les-bleus - Friday 1 June, 2018

Zidane will definitely coach France, claims Deschamps

The Bleus coach feels his former international team-mate will lead the national team one day after announcing his Real Madrid tenure was over.

# les-bleus - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Hendrick withdraws from squad as Ireland gear up for 'big test' with star-studded French

Manager Martin O’Neill has spoken about the challenge facing his team in tomorrow night’s friendly in Paris.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series

Mathieu Bastareaud’s responsibilities will be increased with captain Guilhem Guirado rested.

# les-bleus - Thursday 17 May, 2018

No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad

The pair have been excluded from Didier Deschamps’ squad.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Waterford's French midfielder Bastien Hery scored a peach last night Les Bleus This post contains videos

Waterford's French midfielder Bastien Hery scored a peach last night

The celebration is nearly as good as the finish too.

# les-bleus - Saturday 3 February, 2018

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute, all the way to the end, in Paris.

# les-bleus - Friday 2 February, 2018

The Rugby Show: Ireland v France preview with Mike Ross Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v France preview with Mike Ross

Former Ireland prop Mike Ross joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview the 2018 Six Nations.

# les-bleus - Monday 22 January, 2018

Parra's exile from France XV extended as Clermont star ruled out of clash with Ireland

Racing 92′s Brice Dulin will also miss the Six Nations opener to force Jacques Brunel to call up two replacements.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

France sack head coach Guy Noves as Jacques Brunel takes charge weeks ahead of 6 Nations

Ireland face Les Bleus on the first weekend of the Six Nations in Paris.

# les-bleus - Monday 18 December, 2017

Ex-France fly-half Freddie Michalak will retire at the end of the season

He is France’s all-time international top point scorer.

# les-bleus - Monday 14 August, 2017

'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'

Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.

# les-bleus - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Cantona slams Deschamps: He is an accountant, not a visionary

“Zizou, Zizou, please return. Your country needs you.”

# les-bleus - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

France edge thrilling friendly against England

The video referee played a central part in the drama.

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