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Tiemoue Bakayoko and N'Golo Kante deny all knowledge as Raheem Sterling goes down during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on September 30, 2017
Tiemoue Bakayoko: 'N'Golo Kante not better than me'
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko insists that club teammate N'Golo Kante is 'no better than him' after missing out on the latest France squad.
Nov 13, 14:44
France's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates with France's forward Karim Benzema after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between France and Armenia on October 8, 2015 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France.
Karim Benzema: 'France return unlikely under Didier Deschamps'
Karim Benzema admits that he was 'hurt' by his Euro 2016 snub and does not expect to be called up to the France squad during Didier Deschamps's tenure.
Nov 12, 22:54
Thomas Lemar celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup qualifier between France and the Netherlands on August 31, 2017
Mats Hummels amazed by France's strength in depth
Germany defender Mats Hummels says that he has "never seen anything like" the number of options France boss Didier Deschamps has to choose from.
Nov 12, 21:50
France's forward Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the 1-0 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
Olivier Giroud returns to Arsenal after suffering thigh injury
France will be without Olivier Giroud for their friendly against Germany as the striker has been sent back to Arsenal early with a thigh injury.
Nov 12, 12:38
Anthony Martial celebrates with Paul Pogba during the Premier League game between Manchester United and West Ham United on August 13, 2017
Paul Pogba: 'Anthony Martial an incredible talent'
Paul Pogba says that Manchester United and France teammate Anthony Martial is 'one of the best players he has ever seen'.
Nov 11, 18:28
Patrice Evra kicks a Marseille fan in the face ahead of his side's Europa League clash on November 2, 2017
Olivier Giroud offers support to "leader" Patrice Evra
France striker Olivier Giroud says that he has 'written a message of support' to compatriot Patrice Evra following the full-back's UEFA ban for kicking a supporter.
Nov 11, 13:03
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Wales boss Chris Coleman: 'France are best team we have played'
Manager Chris Coleman describes France as "the best team" that Wales have played after the Dragons suffered a 2-0 defeat in Paris.
Nov 11, 09:33
Aaron Ramsey in action during the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Austria on September 2, 2017
Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey: 'Playing France a great experience'
Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey says that his side will learn from their 2-0 friendly defeat in France.
Nov 10, 22:58
Olivier Giroud on his knees during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Olivier Giroud plays down injury concerns
Arsenal are handed a fitness boost ahead of the North London derby with Tottenham Hotspur as Olivier Giroud trains for France following an injury scare.
Nov 8, 20:19
France's defender Laurent Koscielny celebrates his goal during the friendly football match France vs Scotland at the St Symphorien Stadium in Metz, eastern France, on June 4, 2016
Laurent Koscielny to retire after World Cup
France and Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny reveals that he will retire from international football after next summer's World Cup in Russia.
Nov 7, 16:29
Gareth Bale in action during the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Austria on September 2, 2017
Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales friendlies
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane confirms that Gareth Bale will not be available in time for Wales's international friendlies against France and Panama this month.
Nov 4, 16:12
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in action during his side's Champions League Group E clash with Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley Stadium on November 2, 2016
Didier Deschamps: 'Hugo Lloris out of action for two weeks'
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be out for around two weeks with a groin injury, according to France head coach Didier Deschamps.
Nov 2, 22:49
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 explains Anthony Martial recall
France boss Didier Deschamps challenges Anthony Martial to become a key player for his country after recalling the Manchester United forward.
Nov 2, 14:48
Anthony Martial in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Anthony Martial back in France squad
Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial receives a call-up to the France squad for the first time since October 2016.
Nov 2, 14:36
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 signs contract extension
The French Football Association reveals that Didier Deschamps has agreed to stay on as manager of the national side for the next qualifying campaign.
Oct 31, 18:20
Alexandre Lacazette in action for Arsenal on July 30, 2017
Mesut Ozil: 'Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Karim Benzema'
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says that teammate Alexandre Lacazette is capable of emulating the achievements of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema.
Oct 30, 14:16
Paul Pogba reacts to his effort being saved during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Jose Mourinho still unsure when Paul Pogba will return
Jose Mourinho suggests that Paul Pogba is still a few weeks away from a return to action for Manchester United, while Marcos Rojo will likely return in November.
Oct 29, 22:45
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
ISIS 'threaten France boss Didier Deschamps with mock picture'
France manager Didier Deschamps is the latest football-related figure to seemingly be targeted by ISIS, a week on from Lionel Messi being given the same treatment.
Oct 28, 12:55
Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy in action during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Benjamin Mendy: 'I'll be back for Champions League semi-finals'
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy believes that a return to action in time for the Champions League semi-finals next April is a realistic target.
Oct 28, 11:04
Wales winger Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Wales announce friendly against France
Wales announce details of a friendly against France, to be held in Paris next month.
Oct 17, 12:49
Paul Pogba chills during the World Cup qualifier between France and the Netherlands on August 31, 2017
Jose Mourinho: "Paul Pogba can make football history"
Jose Mourinho suggests that France are unable to get the best out of Paul Pogba, but backs the midfielder to "make football history" at club level with Manchester United.
Oct 15, 13:32
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 boss Didier Deschamps to hold contract talks
French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet says that he aims to hold contract talks with France boss Didier Deschamps in the coming weeks.
Oct 13, 14:42
Paul Pogba in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Leicester City on August 26, 2017
Paul Pogba returns to light training with Manchester United
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is back running on a treadmill and will reportedly return to action in time for the next international break in early November.
Oct 11, 13:57
Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring during the World Cup qualifier between France and the Netherlands on August 31, 2017
France captain Hugo Lloris: 'Kylian Mbappe can make big difference in matches'
France captain Hugo Lloris says that Kylian Mbappe is capable of changing a game ahead of this evening's crucial World Cup qualifier.
Oct 10, 09:40
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
Samir Nasri: 'France snubbing Karim Benzema is stupid'
Samir Nasri hits out at France for their continued snub of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
Oct 9, 20:39
Paul Pogba reacts to his effort being saved during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Manchester United fear midfielder Paul Pogba out until Christmas?
Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba is to miss another two months of action while he recovers from a hamstring problem, according to a report.
Oct 8, 22:37
N'Golo Kante in action during the Champions League game between Chelsea and Qarabag on September 12, 2017
Didier Deschamps unsure on severity of N'Golo Kante injury
Didier Deschamps is unwilling to put a timeframe on Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante's injury layoff, but confirms that he will miss the midweek visit of Belarus.
Oct 8, 13:37
N'Golo Kante in action during the Champions League game between Chelsea and Qarabag on September 12, 2017
N'Golo Kante limps out of France match with hamstring injury
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante limps out of France's World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria after just 34 minutes due to a hamstring injury.
Oct 7, 20:59
Anthony Martial scores the fourth from the spot during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Thierry Henry: 'Anthony Martial far better than I was at same age'
Thierry Henry claims that Anthony Martial "is a far better player" than he was at the same age, backing the Manchester United ace to become a world-class player.
Oct 5, 14:41
Jordan Amavi of Aston Villa looks on during the pre season friendly between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on July 28, 2015
France hand call-up to Jordan Amavi
France hand a call-up to Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi after an injury to Paris Saint-Germain's Layvin Kurzawa.
Oct 4, 19:26
Moussa Sissoko in action for Tottenham Hotspur on September 17, 2016
France boss Didier Deschamps: 'Moussa Sissoko is a good soldier'
France boss Didier Deschamps describes Tottenham Hotspur midfielder as a "good soldier" for reviving his club career.
Oct 2, 21:09
Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E second-leg football match FC Bayern Munich vs AS Roma in Munich, southern Germany, on November 5, 2014
Bayern Munich confirm serious knee injury for Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery could be a doubt for the World Cup after tearing the lateral cruciate ligament in his left knee during Bayern Munich's 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin.
Oct 2, 16:54
Paul Pogba reacts to his effort being saved during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'Paul Pogba out for the long term'
Jose Mourinho says that Manchester United's Paul Pogba is out for the "long term" with the injury picked up against Basel earlier this month, which may require surgery.
Sep 29, 14:21
Anthony Martial in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Anthony Martial left out of France squad for World Cup qualifiers
Anthony Martial misses out on a place in France's squad for their upcoming qualifiers against Bulgaria and Belarus, while Moussa Sissoko earns a recall.
Sep 28, 21:12
A general shot of the corner flag at the Etihad Stadium prior to Manchester City's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough on November 5, 2016
Manchester City confirm Benjamin Mendy knee ligament damage
Manchester City confirm that full-back Benjamin Mendy ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last weekend and is facing a spell on the sidelines.
Sep 28, 19:57
Paul Pogba reacts to his effort being saved during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Surgeon: 'Paul Pogba may require an operation on hamstring'
Finnish surgeon Sakari Orava reveals that a decision will be made next week as to whether to operate on injured Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Sep 24, 09:22



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