ARTICLES RELATING TO FRANCE

Kockott: I'm French now

2014-09-23 07:51

SA-born scrumhalf Rory Kockott says he now considers himself a French player after cracking the nod in their 30-man squad.

Armitage may go French

2014-09-13 07:44

Overlooked by England despite his brilliant form for Toulon, Steffon Armitage could be handed a chance with France.

Platini: Ribery could face ban

2014-09-08 08:27

UEFA president Michel Platini says Franck Ribery will face a three-game club ban if he doesn't answer a France call-up.

France on track for Euro 2016

2014-09-05 13:14

France's win over Spain has strengthened coach Didier Deschamps's belief that his side is being built around the right core.

Costa not yet at his best

2014-09-05 10:19

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque still has to find the right formula to get the best out of forward Diego Costa.

New-look Spain set for France test

2014-09-03 08:06

Spain have a new look as they begin preparations for the defence of the European Championship against France on Thursday.

Abidal next to jump France ship

2014-08-14 13:00

Defender Eric Abidal has become the latest French player to announce his retirement from international football.

Disgruntled Nasri quits France

2014-08-10 11:02

Samir Nasri has decided to quit international football over a breakdown in his relationship with national coach Didier Deschamps.

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".

 

Zidane eyes role with France

2014-09-16 16:13

Zinedine Zidane, currently coach of the Real Madrid reserve side, has admitted he would consider a coaching job with France.

Ribery in the clear

2014-09-08 13:14

Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Franck Ribery's decision to retire from the international game is within FIFA rules.

France draw with Serbia in friendly

2014-09-08 08:02

Dick Advocaat's first match in charge of Serbia ended with a draw against Euro 2016 host France in a friendly on Sunday.

Wenger sacked (from TV gig)

2014-09-05 12:52

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been told "it's not me, it's you" by a French TV channel after a 10 year relationship.

Remy on target for France

2014-09-05 07:22

France got the better of a new-look Spain team on Thursday with a superb strike from substitute Loic Remy in the second half.

France replace Giroud for friendlies

2014-08-28 16:10

France coach Didier Deschamps has called up Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette to replace the injured Olivier Giroud.

Ribery's France career over

2014-08-13 19:30

Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from international football, he said in an interview with a German magazine.

Nasri drops France retirement hint

2014-08-04 13:05

Manchester City's France midfielder Samir Nasri on Monday indicated that he has decided to quit international football.

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.

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