Didier Deschamps

Team: France
Born: October 15, 1968 (age 45)
Hometown: Bayonne, France
Height: 5ft 9in
Nationality: French
France's midfielder Samir Nasri (L) leaves the pitch next to France's head coach Didier Deschamps during the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying football match Ukraine vs France on November 15, 2013
Samir Nasri calls time on France career
Samir Nasri says that he has decided to end his international career with France, as he cannot see himself being called up by current manager Didier Deschamps.
Aug 9, 23:42
France's midfielder Samir Nasri (L) leaves the pitch next to France's head coach Didier Deschamps during the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying football match Ukraine vs France on November 15, 2013
Samir Nasri hints at international retirement
Samir Nasri suggests that he is close to calling time on his international career with France.
Aug 4, 06:46
Swansea manager Garry Monk prior to kick-off against Chelsea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Three players Swansea City should sign
Sports Mole picks out three players that would improve Garry Monk's playing squad at Swansea City.
Jul 23, 12:16
Chile's forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at The Mineirao Stadium on June 28, 2014
Arsenal close in on Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy?
Arsenal are believed to be close to announcing the £40m double capture of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle United right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
Jul 8, 23:18
France's players forward Olivier Giroud, forward Blaise Matuidi and defender Mamadou Sakho celebrate after Giroud scored a goal during a friendly football match against Norway on May 27, 2014
Mamadou Sakho pleased with French support
France defender Mamadou Sakho believes that renewed interest in the side will help the team ahead of hosting Euro 2016.
Jul 8, 09:09
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: 'France disappointed after World Cup exit'
France manager Didier Deschamps admits that he is still 'disappointed and frustrated' following his side's World Cup quarter-final exit.
Jul 6, 17:48
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: 'Olivier Giroud omission was tactical'
France boss Didier Deschamps admits that the decision to leave Olivier Giroud out of his side's World Cup quarter-final defeat to Germany in favour of Antoine Griezmann was tactical.
Jul 5, 22:11
France's forward Karim Benzema (front R) vies for the ball with Switzerland's midfielder Gokhan Inler on June 20, 2014
Karim Benzema: "We gave everything"
France striker Karim Benzema admits that his side just didn't have the quality in the final third to score in their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Germany.
Jul 5, 20:14
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: 'We lacked the experience to advance'
France manager Didier Deschamps believes that his side lacked enough big-game experience and nous to defeat Germany in their World Cup quarter-final clash.
Jul 5, 03:34
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: 'France did what they could'
Didier Deschamps insists that his France side did all they could to beat Germany in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Jul 4, 20:31
Germany's team celebrate after winning the quarter-final football match between France and Germany 1-0 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014
Match Analysis: France 0-1 Germany
Sports Mole analyses Germany's narrow 1-0 win over France in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Jul 4, 19:51
Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal on a header against Raphael Varane of France and past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Result: Mats Hummels heads Germany into semi-finals
Mats Hummels heads Germany into the semi-finals of the World Cup after beating France 1-0 at the Maracana.
Jul 4, 18:54
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: 'Germany have no fear factor'
France boss Didier Deschamps insists that his players need not fear Germany ahead of their World Cup quarter-final meeting.
Jul 4, 16:20
Germany national team pose ahead of the quarter-final football match between France and Germany at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 4, 2014, during the 2014
Team News: Miroslav Klose one of three Germany changes
Joachim Low names three changes to his Germany side for the World Clash with France, with striker Miroslav Klose among those coming in.
Jul 4, 16:07
Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal on a header against Raphael Varane of France and past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Live Commentary: France 0-1 Germany - as it happened
Relive our live text commentary from the World Cup semi-finals as France lost 1-0 to Germany at the Maracana.
Jul 4, 16:00
France's players forward Olivier Giroud, forward Blaise Matuidi and defender Mamadou Sakho celebrate after Giroud scored a goal during a friendly football match against Norway on May 27, 2014
Mamadou Sakho: 'France have good spirit'
France centre-back Mamadou Sakho believes that there is a strong spirit inside the camp this World Cup.
Jul 4, 15:01
France's players forward Olivier Giroud, forward Blaise Matuidi and defender Mamadou Sakho celebrate after Giroud scored a goal during a friendly football match against Norway on May 27, 2014
Mamadou Sakho embracing leadership role
France defender Mamadou Sakho reveals that he is enjoying his role as vice captain of his side during their World Cup campaign.
Jul 4, 06:01
France's players forward Olivier Giroud, forward Blaise Matuidi and defender Mamadou Sakho celebrate after Giroud scored a goal during a friendly football match against Norway on May 27, 2014
Mamadou Sakho: 'We need to increase our intensity'
France defender Mamadou Sakho believes that his side need to take their game to the next level in their World Cup quarter-final clash with Germany.
Jul 4, 03:14
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: 'Victory over Germany would be historic for France'
Didier Deschamps believes that France can play without pressure as they look to make history against Germany on Friday.
Jul 3, 20:19
France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring the first goal during 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
Preview: France vs. Germany
Sports Mole looks ahead to France and Germany's quarter-final World Cup clash at the Maracana.
Jul 2, 17:43
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 refusing to look past Germany
France boss Didier Deschamps refuses to look past Friday's quarter-final encounter with Germany regarding his side's hopes of lifting the World Cup.
Jul 1, 20:25
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
France coach Didier Deschamps 'proud' of Nigeria scalp
France coach Didier Deschamps lavishes praise on his players following their World Cup victory over Nigeria.
Jun 30, 23:14
France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring the first goal during 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 down Nigeria to reach World Cup quarter-finals
France advance to the quarter-finals of the World Cup and knock out Nigeria thanks to second-half goals from Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann.
Jun 30, 18:52
France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring the first goal during 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
Live Commentary: France 2-0 Nigeria - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the World Cup last 16 match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.
Jun 30, 16:00
Karim Benzema of France celebrates scoring his team's first goal on a penalty kick with Patrice Evra during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014
Video: Previewing France's last-16 tie against Nigeria
The Sports Mole Sofa look ahead to the World Cup last-16 tie between France and Nigeria.
Jun 30, 15:19
France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
Didier Deschamps: 'France taking Nigeria seriously'
France coach Didier Deschamps insists that his team are taking Nigeria seriously ahead of their second-round showdown at the World Cup.
Jun 30, 11:19
Hugo Lloris of France acknowledges the fans after defeating Honduras 3-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014
Hugo Lloris insists France only focused on next game at World Cup
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris insists that he and his teammates are just taking the World Cup game by game as they prepare to face Nigeria in the last 16.
Jun 30, 08:08
France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
Didier Deschamps: 'Nigeria can cause us problems'
France boss Didier Deschamps believes that his side will be tested at the back by Nigeria in their second-round clash at the World Cup.
Jun 30, 03:30
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi stands on the touchline on March 23, 2013.
Stephen Keshi calls on Nigeria players to learn from past experience
Stephen Keshi calls on his Nigeria players to learn from past experience as they take on France in the last 16 of the World Cup tomorrow night.
Jun 29, 22:31
France's defender Raphael Varane runs with the ball 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
Preview: France vs. Nigeria
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the World Cup last-16 tie between France and Nigeria in Brasilia.
Jun 29, 14:57
France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
Didier Deschamps proud of unbeaten France
France coach Didier Deschamps praises his players for enjoying an unbeaten group campaign at the World Cup.
Jun 29, 13:49
France pose for a tema photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Ecuador and France at Maracana on June 25, 2014
Yohan Cabaye: 'Humility key for France'
France midfielder Yohan Cabaye says that it is crucial that Les Blues remain grounded if they are to progress further in the World Cup.
Jun 29, 09:53
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny in action for France against Ukraine on November 15, 2013.
Laurent Koscielny wary of Nigeria test
France defender Laurent Koscielny warns Les Blues not to take Nigeria for granted in Monday's last 16 clash in Brasilia.
Jun 29, 09:38
Juventus' Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Trabzonspor during their Europa League match on February 20, 2014
Report: Chelsea weighing up £60m Paul Pogba move
Chelsea are considering launching a £60m bid to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, according to a report.
Jun 29, 05:34
France's forward Karim Benzema (front R) vies for the ball with Switzerland's midfielder Gokhan Inler on June 20, 2014
Didier Deschamps lauds "extraordinary" Karim Benzema
France manager Didier Deschamps praises Karim Benzema for his displays at this year's World Cup.
Jun 27, 16:50
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson poses with his autobiography on October 22, 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography 'used to inspire France World Cup squad'
France manager Didier Deschamps reportedly used Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography as a motivational tool for his World Cup squad.
Jun 26, 12:30
France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
Didier Deschamps "thrilled" with high-flying France
France boss Didier Deschamps says that he is "thrilled" with his team's achievement of winning Group E.
Jun 26, 01:21
Paul Pogba of France heads the ball wide of the goal past Alexander Dominguez of Ecuador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Ecuador and France at Maracana on June 25, 2014
Match Analysis: Ecuador 0-0 France
Sports Mole observes all of the action as France draw 0-0 with Ecuador, leaving Didier Deschamps and his men with a safe passage into the next round of the World Cup.
Jun 25, 23:47
Mathieu Debuchy of France controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014
Live Commentary: Ecuador 0-0 France - as it happened
Ecuador draw 0-0 with France in their final game in Group E, with Les Bleus securing qualification into the last 16.
Jun 25, 20:00
Karim Benzema of France celebrates scoring his team's first goal on a penalty kick with Patrice Evra during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014
World Cup Groups E, F: The permutations
Sports Mole looks over all the possibilities as the curtain falls on Groups E and F in Brazil tonight.
Jun 25, 10:09
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