Didier Deschamps

Born: October 15, 1968 (age 47)

Height: 5'8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Bayonne, France
Nationality: France French

France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
Career History
International2012-France
Sports Mole has 410 articles about Didier Deschamps. Articles 1 to 40:
An earnest Antoine Griezmann speaks at a France press conference on March 22, 2016
Antoine Griezmann: 'France need to improve'
France forward Antoine Griezmann believes that his side needs to improve if they are to win Euro 2016 following their narrow 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland.
17:23
France's coach Didier Deschamps is pictured prior to a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
Result: France through to Euro 2016 quarter-finals after overcoming Republic of Ireland
France are through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after beating the Republic of Ireland 2-1 in Sunday's last-16 clash at Lyon's Stade des Lumieres.
15:55
France's coach Didier Deschamps is pictured prior to a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
Team News: France shuffle pack as Republic of Ireland remain unchanged in last-16 clash
France make four changes to their starting XI as they take on an unchanged Republic of Ireland in their Euro 2016 last 16 clash in Lyon.
13:16
France's forward Dimitri Payet acknowledges the fans after France beat Romania 2-1 in the opening match of the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016
Dimitri Payet: 'I'm not France's best player'
France playmaker Dimitri Payet insists that Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba remain the team's best players despite his string of impressive displays at Euro 2016.
Jun 21, 13:44
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Didier Deschamps content with Switzerland draw
France boss Didier Deschamps suggests that he is unconcerned that his side failed to score in their goalless draw with Switzerland on Sunday night.
Jun 20, 10:39
France's forward Dimitri Payet (R) is congratulated by France's coach Didier Deschamps after scoring the 2-1 goal during the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016
Team News: France boss Didier Deschamps makes five changes ahead of Switzerland clash
Didier Deschamps makes five changes to his France starting XI ahead of Sunday night's Euro 2016 Group A game against Switzerland.
Jun 19, 19:13
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 Group A game between France and Albania on June 15, 2016
Result: Euro 2016 hosts France leave it late again to beat Albania and reach last 16
Euro 2016 hosts France score two late goals to beat Albania and book a spot in the last 16.
Jun 15, 21:58
France's Paul Pogba in action against Finland on October 15, 2013
Team News: France drop Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann for Group A meeting with Albania
France manager Didier Deschamps drops Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann for Kingsley Coman and Anthony Martial in their Euro 2016 Group A meeting against Albania.
Jun 15, 19:12
Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 Group A game between France and Albania on June 15, 2016
Live Commentary: France 2-0 Albania - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Euro 2016 Group A clash between France and Albania at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.
Jun 15, 19:00
France's forward Dimitri Payet (R) is congratulated by France's coach Didier Deschamps after scoring the 2-1 goal during the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016
Didier Deschamps delighted to win "tricky" match
France boss Didier Deschamps admits that he was delighted to have come through their opening match with Romania at Euro 2016 with a 2-1 victory.
Jun 11, 09:53
France's forward Dimitri Payet acknowledges the fans after France beat Romania 2-1 in the opening match of the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016
Thierry Henry: 'Dimitri Payet performance against Romania motivated by hurt'
Thierry Henry believes that Dimitri Payet's performance in Les Bleus' 2-1 win over Romania at Euro 2016 was driven by pain and a desire to prove his doubters wrong.
Jun 10, 22:28
France's forward Dimitri Payet acknowledges the fans after France beat Romania 2-1 in the opening match of the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016
Result: Dimitri Payet stunner rescues late win for France in Euro 2016 opener
Dimitri Payet scores an 89th-minute winner to hand France a 2-1 victory over Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016.
Jun 10, 21:56
Real Madrid's French assistant coach Zinedine Zidane looks on before the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 18, 2013
Zinedine Zidane: 'Home advantage will benefit France at Euro 2016'
Euro 2016 hosts France will thrive at the tournament thanks to the atmosphere generated by the home support, former captain Zinedine Zidane tells reporters.
Jun 10, 19:38
Germany's defender Jerome Boateng (L) controls the ball ahead of French forward Anthony Martial during a friendly international football match between France and Germany ahead of the Euro 2016, on November 13, 2015 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-
Team News: Anthony Martial out of France starting XI for Euro 2016 opener against Romania
Manchester United's Anthony Martial is out of France's starting XI for Friday's Euro 2016 Group A opener against Romania at the Stade de France.
Jun 10, 19:07
Olivier Giroud of France celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France
Live Commentary: France 2-1 Romania - as it happened
Relive France's dramatic 2-1 victory over Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 as Dimitri Payet's late strike gets the hosts off to a winning start.
Jun 10, 18:00
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
France boss Didier Deschamps calls for calm
France boss Didier Deschamps calls on his players to keep 'cool heads' when they take to the field against Romania in Euro 2016 on Friday night.
Jun 9, 20:32
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Marcel Desailly slams Eric Cantona over Didier Deschamps comments
Former France defender Marcel Desailly criticises Eric Cantona after he appeared to suggest that players had been left out of the Euro 2016 squad for racial reasons.
Jun 7, 21:14
France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
France boss Didier Deschamps hails N'Golo Kante
France boss Didier Deschamps claims that Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante makes "everything look simple".
Jun 5, 21:18
Olivier Giroud of France celebrates his team's second goal during the International Friendly between France and Scotland on June 4, 2016 in Metz, France
Result: Olivier Giroud hits brace in France win
Olivier Giroud scores twice as France beat Scotland 3-0 in their final international friendly before Euro 2016 begins on June 10.
Jun 4, 21:51
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring for France against Norway on May 27, 2014.
Team News: Olivier Giroud retains starting spot as France welcome Scotland
Olivier Giroud retains his place up front for France as they welcome Scotland to Metz in an international friendly.
Jun 4, 19:06
France players celebrate after scoring in their friendly match against Cameroon on May 30, 2016
Live Commentary: France 3-0 Scotland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the international friendly between France and Scotland, which ended in a 3-0 home win.
Jun 4, 19:00
France's midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (C) kicks the ball during the Euro 2016 friendly football match France vs Serbia at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux on September 7, 2015.
Morgan Schneiderlin called into France squad for Euro 2016
Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is called up to the France squad for Euro 2016 after Lassana Diarra was ruled out through injury.
May 31, 23:08
France players celebrate after scoring in their friendly match against Cameroon on May 30, 2016
Result: France beat Cameroon in Nantes
Euro 2016 hosts France beat African nation Cameroon 3-2 in Monday night's international friendly in Nantes.
May 30, 21:59
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Live Commentary: France 3-2 Cameroon - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the international friendly between France and Cameroon in Nantes.
May 30, 19:00
Anthony Martial finds an equaliser during the FA Cup game between Manchester United and West Ham United on March 13, 2016
Anthony Martial to miss friendly, fit for Euro 2016
A thigh problem will keep Anthony Martial out of France's friendly against Cameroon, although he will be fit for the start of Euro 2016.
May 29, 22:14
Marseille's French midfielder Lassana Diarra (C) vies with Ajaccio's Tunisian midfielder Mohamed Larbi (L) during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Gazelec-Ajaccio on December 13, 2015 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseil
Lassana Diarra ordered to pay former club Lokomotiv Moscow £6.8m
France international Lassana Diarra is ordered to pay former club Lokomotiv Moscow £6.8m for breaching his contract.
May 28, 19:31
French defender Raphael Varane celebrates scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Sweden on November 18, 2014
Raphael Varane ruled out of Euro 2016
France centre-back Raphael Varane is ruled out of Euro 2016 due to a thigh injury, with Adil Rami being called up in his place.
May 24, 21:46
French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, French defender Raphael Varane, French midfielder Paul Pogba, French forward Olivier Giroud, French midfielder Antoine Griezmann and French defender Bacary Sagna celebrate after Giroud opened the scoring during a friendly
Hosts France name Euro 2016 squad
Ten Premier League players are named in the France squad for the upcoming European Championships, which they will host.
May 12, 20:32
Lille's French midfielder Eric Bautheac (C) vies with Nice's French forward Hatem Ben Arfa (R) during the French L1 football match OGC Nice vs Lille at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France, on November 1, 2015.
Hatem Ben Arfa eyes Euro 2016 spot
Nice midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is hopeful of representing France at Euro 2016 having revived his career in Ligue 1.
Apr 26, 18:36
France's forward Karim Benzema after an own goal during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Karim Benzema not selected for France's Euro 2016 campaign
The French Football Federation confirms that Karim Benzema will not be selected for Euro 2016 due to his alleged involvement in a sex-tape blackmail plot.
Apr 13, 17:12
France's coach Didier Deschamps is pictured prior to a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
Didier Deschamps: 'Paris attacks still on our minds'
Didier Deschamps admits that his France squad still have November's terrorist attacks on their minds as they return to the Stade de France.
Mar 28, 21:03
Dimitri Payet of West Ham United celebrates scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Dimitri Payet reveals clear-the-air talks with France boss Didier Deschamps
West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet is hoping to earn a place in the France squad for Euro 2016 having held clear-the-air talks with manager Didier Deschamps.
Mar 28, 14:09
Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil look distraught during the FA Cup game between Arsenal and Watford on March 13, 2016
France boss Didier Deschamps singles out Arsenal's Olivier Giroud for praise
Didier Deschamps pays tribute to Olivier Giroud for his performance in France's 3-2 win over the Netherlands.
Mar 26, 20:10
Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United on February 20, 2016
West Ham United star Dimitri Payet impresses France coach Didier Deschamps
France coach Didier Deschamps heaps praise on Dimitri Payet after the West Ham playmaker's strong performance in the 3-2 win over the Netherlands on Friday.
Mar 26, 10:52
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring for France against Norway on May 27, 2014.
Live Commentary: Netherlands 2-3 France - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of France's 3-2 victory over the Netherlands, as Les Bleus recover from a late setback to pick up a big win.
Mar 25, 18:45
N'Golo Kante of Leicester looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur on August 22, 2015
France coach Didier Deschamps gushes over "complete" N'Golo Kante after call-up
Didier Deschamps says that N'Golo Kante is a "complete" midfielder after calling him up to the France squad.
Mar 17, 21:38
France's forward Karim Benzema after an own goal during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Karim Benzema cleared to be picked by France at Euro 2016
France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is available for Euro 2016 after being cleared to contact international teammate Mathieu Valbuena by a French court.
Mar 11, 17:00
Lyon's French defender Samuel Umtiti (L) vies with Valencia's midfielder Dani Parejo (R) during the Champions League group H football match between Lyon and Valencia on September 29, 2015 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France.
Report: Newcastle United eye Samuel Umtiti
A report claims that Newcastle United are contemplating a summer move for Lyon's £10m-rated centre-back Samuel Umtiti.
Feb 29, 20:25
Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane on December 13, 2015 in London, England.
Mauricio Pochettino on Chelsea's managerial shortlist?
Reports claim that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is on Chelsea's shortlist of potential new managers.
Jan 27, 09:39
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Didier Deschamps on Chelsea's radar?
Chelsea reportedly add current France head coach Didier Deschamps to their shortlist of managerial options.
Jan 24, 11:17

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