Sunday June 15, 2014
On paper the French appear to have been handed a soft draw with Switzerland and Ecuador making up Group E, but coach Didier Deschamps believes world champions Spain's 5-1 humiliation at the hands of the Netherlands is a warning that anything can happ...
Agence France-Presse | Friday June 6, 2014
Franck Ribery's failure to recover from a nagging back injury was confirmed by France coach Didier Deschamps at a press conference.
Agence France- Presse | Thursday June 5, 2014
The French team had staged a protest - infamous as 'Knysna' player revolt - in the 2010 World Cup. France coach Didier Deschamps says he does not want to talk about the public revolt as his team focuses on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Agence France-Presse | Monday May 26, 2014
To prepare for the FIFA World Cup, France have three friendlies lined up on home soil, with the Norway clash followed by encounters with Paraguay in Nice next Sunday and Jamaica in Lille on June 8.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 17, 2014
Samir Nasri's girlfriend ï»¿ï»¿Anara Atanes had tweeted expletives after he was dropped from the French World Cup squad.
NDTVSports | Thursday May 15, 2014
Manchester City's star striker Samir Nasri was not included in the French World Cup squad by coach Didier Deschamps.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 7, 2013
France will start with Honduras in the south of the country in Porto Alegre on June 15, before going north to Salvador to tackle Switzerland on June 20, and then returning to their base camp in Rio de Janeiro for the final group match against Ecuador...
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 20, 2013
In front of a raucous crowd at the Stade de France, Les Bleus overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit and qualified for the World Cup finals, beating Ukraine 3-0.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 16, 2013
France finished their World Cup qualifying Group I campaign with a 3-0 win over Finland on Tuesday.
Agence France-Presse | Monday October 14, 2013
A poll published on Sunday in Le Parisien newspaper found that 82 percent of French people have a "bad opinion" of the national football team.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 9, 2013
The Real Madrid frontman has not found the back of the net for his country since June 5, 2012 and was dropped by coach Didier Deschamps for the 4-2 win in Belarus last month that ensured France of at least second spot in Group I.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 7, 2013
If France go another 21 minutes in Belarus on Tuesday without finding the net, they will also set an absolute national record for the number of consecutive minutes without troubling the scoreboards.
Agence-France-Presse | Saturday November 10, 2012
France coach Didier Deschamps on Saturday called up Lyon defender Anthony Reveillere to replace Christophe Jallet for the friendly against Italy in Parma on Wednesday.
Agence France Presse | Thursday November 8, 2012
France coach Didier Deschamps revealed on Thursday that his top goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is "finding life difficult" as he continues to play understudy to Tottenham teammate Brad Friedel and has only been used sporadically under club manager Andre V...
Associated Press | Wednesday September 12, 2012
New-look France team is in cautiously optimistic mood ahead of next month's crucial trip to Spain after beginning its World Cup qualifying campaign with wins against Finland and Belarus.
Agence-France Presse | Monday July 9, 2012
France's new coach Didier Deschamps on Monday signed a two year contract with Les Bleus, with an additional two years should he succeed in qualifying the side for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Agence-France Presse | Sunday July 8, 2012
France's World Cup and Euro winning captain Didier Deschamps was named coach of the national side on Sunday, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on its website.
Agence-France Presse | Sunday July 8, 2012
Former France captain Didier Deschamps is in talks with the French Football Federation (FFF) about becoming the national team's new manager, a source close to the talks revealed Saturday.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 5, 2012
Elie Baup was named Wednesday as Didier Deschamps' replacement as the new coach of Marseille.
Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 1, 2012
France's World Cup and Euro-winning captain Didier Deschamps is seen as the favourite to become the fifth national team coach in the past 10 years after Laurent Blanc decided not to accept a new contract.