ARTICLES RELATING TO FRANCE

Benzema best in the world?

2014-07-07 13:40

According to FIFA's index rankings, France's Karim Benzema is the World's current best football player.

As it happened: France v Germany

2014-07-04 20:00

Recap the scoring and commentary from the SWC quarter-final between France and Germany.

Lloris praises Neuer

2014-07-04 10:06

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has paid tribute to his opposite number, Manuel Neuer, ahead of their quarter-final clash with Germany.

Government denies meddling in Sarkozy case

2014-07-03 14:47

France's Socialist government rejected claims it was using the justice system for political ends after Nicolas Sarkozy accused his enemies of being behind corruption charges.

Ribery not going to Brazil

2014-07-02 09:08

Injured France star Franck Ribery will not travel to Brazil to cheer on France when they face Germany in the quarter-finals.

France strike late, reach last 8

2014-06-30 20:06

France have scored twice in the last 11 minutes to seal victory over Nigeria and reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Lloris: Fans are warming to us

2014-06-30 14:14

France captain Hugo Lloris believes that Les Bleus are beginning to win over their supporters after a tumultuous few years.

Europe out to spoil Africa's day

2014-06-30 09:23

European powerhouses Germany and France block the way for Nigeria and Algeria to make some World Cup history on Monday.

As it happened: Ecuador v France

2014-06-26 00:00

Relive ALL the action and commentary from the SWC match between Ecuador and France.

Argentina eye top spot

2014-06-25 09:13

Argentina bid to secure top spot in World Cup Group F against a Nigeria side looking to reach the last 16.

France 'breathtaking' at SWC

2014-06-21 13:11

The French press hailed their team's "breathtaking" performance after they recorded their second consecutive win at the SWC.

Preview: France v Switzerland

2014-06-20 11:41

It's been unofficially labelled as the Battle of the Alps as France take on Switzerland in a vital Group E encounter.

Evra: No problems with egos

2014-06-19 13:12

Patrice Evra has joked about the harmony in the current France squad currently campaigning at the World Cup in Brazil.

France make two changes

2014-06-18 08:40

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made two changes to his starting lineup for the third and final Test against Australia.

France overpower Honduras

2014-06-15 23:13

France have beaten Honduras in a bruising clash where goal-line technology awarded the first SWC goal in history.

Harinordoquy joins Toulouse

2014-06-14 13:08

French international No 8 Imanol Harinordoquy has announced on Twitter that he's leaving relegated Biarritz for Toulouse.

France optimistic minus Ribery

2014-06-10 16:30

The atmosphere in France is increasingly optimistic, with L'Equipe carrying the headline "Dreaming is allowed".

Deschamps happy with progress

2014-06-10 08:18

France manager Didier Deschamps is satisfied with the progress that his team has made during the World Cup preparations.

Another French star injured

2014-06-09 10:40

Mathieu Debuchy's 2014 SWC participation is in doubt after the Frenchman suffered an injury in France's final warm-up fixture.

Wallabies thrash frail France

2014-06-07 14:09

Australia scythed through a porous French defence to score seven tries and a victory over the visitors in the first Test in Brisbane.

Seven magic SWC moments

2014-06-06 15:09

The 2014 Soccer World Cup is just days away, here is a look at seven special moments from past editions of SWC.

Pogba primed to shine in Brazil

2014-06-05 20:00

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba says he is primed to shine for France and mark himself out in next generation at Brazil World Cup

2014 SWC preview: Group E

2014-06-04 15:00

Sport24's Wade Pretorius previews Group E at the 2014 SWC and thinks France will stroll through this round.

Deschamps takes risk on Ribery

2014-06-02 10:57

French national team coach Didier Deschamps is likely to take Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery to the SWC in Brazil.

'Six of the best' ready for SWC

2014-05-30 09:42

Sport24's Wade Pretorius has scouted the best young talent ahead of kick off of the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

 

Germany first into SWC semis

2014-07-04 20:05

Germany have reached their fourth consecutive SWC semi-final after Mats Hummels' goal helped the three-time winners beat France.

SWC: Quarter-Finals preview

2014-07-04 11:04

The Soccer World Cup enters the business end tonight as the Last 8 will shortly become the Last 4.

SWC rocked by ticket scandal

2014-07-03 21:03

An illegal ticketing scandal rocked the SWC as Germany and France geared up for a titanic quarter-final showdown.

France sweat on Varane

2014-07-03 09:45

France defender Raphael Varane is considered doubtful for their Soccer World Cup quarter-final clash with Germany.

Mikel: Giroud intended elbow

2014-07-01 14:27

Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel insists that Olivier Giroud deliberately elbowed him in their defeat to France last night.

As it happened: France v Nigeria

2014-06-30 20:00

A recap of how the action unfolded in the SWC Last 16 match between France and Nigeria in Brasilia.

Preview: France v Nigeria

2014-06-30 11:11

Nigeria take on the undefeated French side tonight in a match crucial to African hopes at the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

France top after goalless draw

2014-06-26 00:16

France and Ecuador drew in their final SWC group game to send the French into the last 16 as group winners and eliminate their opponents.

Late birthday goal for Messi?

2014-06-25 09:47

Lionel Messi will be out to score goals, while France fight to prove that South America will not get everything its own way.

Memorable WC scandals and shocks

2014-06-25 07:57

No way! A look back at the scandals and shocking moments etched forever in World Cup memories.

As it happened: Switzerland v France

2014-06-20 20:00

Recap the thrilling Soccer World Cup match between Switzerland and France.

'Octopus' grabbing headlines

2014-06-19 19:46

Nicknamed 'The Octopus' for his tentacle-like legs, Paul Pogba has created more than his share of headlines.

Swiss relishing French test

2014-06-18 09:05

Switzerland's super-sub Haris Seferovic says his side are 'hungry' for a World Cup win over neighbours France.

Benzema daring to dream

2014-06-17 10:38

Karim Benzema believes France can "do something extraordinary" at the World Cup as they gear up for their second Group E clash.

Wallabies win Melbourne bore

2014-06-14 13:50

The Wallabies have beaten France in a tight yet rather forgettable second Test at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

France ring the changes

2014-06-11 12:37

French coach Philippe Saint-Andre announced 10 changes to try to save the series against Australia after a hammering in the first Test.

Varane not thinking about Blues

2014-06-10 09:44

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane insists he is focused on the task at hand as he gears up for the SWC with the France squad.

Prandelli lauds Pogba

2014-06-09 14:07

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli belives France's Paul Pogba to be the "best midfielder in the world" after seeing him in action for Juventus.

French out for revenge: Parra

2014-06-09 09:44

Scrumhalf Morgan Parra says France are looking for revenge as they try to keep alive their three-Test series with the Wallabies.

Ribery ruled out of the SWC

2014-06-06 18:00

France's SWC hopes suffered a massive blow when Franck Ribery withdrew from the tournament because of a back injury.

Benzema has no regrets

2014-06-06 12:02

France striker Karim Benzema has no regrets risking his World Cup place by playing in Real Madrid's Champions League triumph.

Jamaica return for Ribery

2014-06-04 20:30

France coach Didier Deschamps says that he had set Franck Ribery a target of returning for their friendly against Jamaica.

Drug tests for every player

2014-06-04 08:34

FIFA is on a mission to make sure that for the first time every SWC player has a drug test and carries a 'biological passport'.

France hope Ribery will be fit

2014-05-31 21:19

France winger Franck Ribery, who has been suffering from back pains, is expected to be fit before Les Bleus's opening SWC match.

Nasri ponders France future

2014-05-15 11:17

Samir Nasri admits he is contemplating his international future after being left out of the France World Cup squad.

 
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