Didier Deschamps hopes to "neutralise" Lionel MessiDidier Deschamps intends to strangle Lionel Messi's influence on Saturday's World Cup clash between France and Argentina, but admits that it will not be easy to do so.
Jun 29, 18:01
N'Golo Kante: 'France don't feel pressure'France midfielder N'Golo Kante says that the squad is not feeling under pressure to advance through the World Cup finals.
Jun 28, 12:58
Preview: France vs. Argentina - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup last-16 clash between France and Argentina.
Jun 28, 11:40
France coach Didier Deschamps blames Denmark for World Cup stalemateFrance coach Didier Deschamps insists that Denmark's conservative tactics are to blame for Tuesday's World Cup stalemate between the two sides.
Jun 26, 20:12
Result: Australia exit 2018 World Cup in group stagesAustralia suffer a 2-0 defeat to Peru in their final match at the 2018 World Cup, with both teams exiting the competition.
Jun 26, 16:56
Result: France and Denmark top Group C after goalless drawFrance and Denmark play out the first 0-0 draw of the 2018 World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium - a result which sees the Danes join Les Bleus in the last 16.
Jun 26, 16:54
Live Commentary: Denmark 0-0 France - as it happenedRelive how France and Denmark played out the first 0-0 draw of the 2018 World Cup, with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from the Luzhniki Stadium.
Jun 26, 14:00
Didier Deschamps pleased with Kylian Mbappe display in France win over PeruDidier Deschamps praises Kylian Mbappe's performance and match-winning goal in France's 1-0 victory against Peru at the World Cup.
Jun 21, 20:52
Didier Deschamps "very satisfied" as France reach World Cup last 16Didier Deschamps admits that he is "very satisfied" with France's progress to the knockout stages of the World Cup following Thursday's 1-0 win over Peru.
Jun 21, 19:26
Result: Kylian Mbappe scorers winner as France knock out plucky PeruFrance secure their passage to the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Peru, who are knocked out by Kylian Mbappe's first-half goal in Yekaterinburg.
Jun 21, 17:57
Live Commentary: France 1-0 Peru - as it happenedRelive how France booked their last-16 place and knocked Peru out of the World Cup, with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from Yekaterinburg.
Jun 21, 15:00
Team News: Olivier Giroud starts for France against PeruChelsea's Olivier Giroud leads the France attack in their World Cup clash with Peru.
Jun 21, 14:56
Preview: France vs. Peru - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole provides team news, predicted XIs and a full match preview of the World Cup Group C clash between France and Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena.
Jun 20, 13:02
Frank Leboeuf: 'N'Golo Kante key to France World Cup win'Former France international Frank Leboeuf says that midfielder N'Golo Kante will be key if Les Bleus are to win the World Cup this summer.
Jun 17, 10:37
Didier Deschamps: 'France can do a lot better'Didier Deschamps admits that France can "do a lot better" following their narrow 2-1 win over Australia in their World Cup Group C opener at the Kazan Arena.
Jun 16, 17:08
Result: France edge past valiant Australia in World Cup openerFrance begin their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory over Australia in Saturday's Group C opener in Kazan.
Jun 16, 12:54
Team News: Antoine Griezmann leads France attackAntoine Griezmann will lead the France attack in their 2018 World Cup opener against Australia in Kazan.
Jun 16, 10:03
Live Commentary: France 2-1 Australia - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live coverage as France begin their 2018 World Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C.
Jun 16, 10:00
Antoine Griezmann expects "big things" from Paul PogbaFrance striker Antoine Griezmann believes that Paul Pogba has the leadership qualities to shine at the World Cup.
Jun 15, 15:57
Didier Deschamps: Antoine Griezmann "has freed his mind"France boss Didier Deschamps believes that a huge weight has been lifted off Antoine Griezmann's shoulders after making an announcement about his Atletico Madrid future.
Jun 15, 14:57
Preview: France vs. Australia - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup Group C clash between France and Australia in Kazan.
Jun 14, 10:45
World Cup preview: FranceAhead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews the chances of Euro 2016 runners-up France, 20 years on from lifting the trophy on home soil.
Jun 13, 09:30
Didier Deschamps plays down Olivier Giroud injury fearsFrance boss Didier Deschamps expects Olivier Giroud to be available for selection against Australia next weekend, despite requiring a number of stitches to a head injury.
Jun 10, 15:51
Didier Deschamps: 'France ready to show explosivity and speed in Russia'France manager Didier Deschamps claims that his side will be ready to demonstrate "explosivity and speed" when the 2018 World Cup gets underway in Russia.
Jun 10, 12:20
Antoine Griezmann future to be decided "this week"Antoine Griezmann says that a decision over his future will likely be made "this week", with Barcelona reportedly attempting to poach him from Atletico Madrid.
Jun 10, 11:41
Didier Deschamps stands by Hugo Lloris after costly errorDidier Deschamps defends the form of Hugo Lloris following the Tottenham Hotspur and France star's latest goalkeeping error.
Jun 10, 10:28
Result: Kylian Mbappe rescues draw for France against USAKylian Mbappe nets a late equaliser as France rescue a 1-1 draw against the USA in their final international friendly ahead of the World Cup finals.
Jun 9, 22:01
Zinedine Zidane ruled out of running to manage FranceFrench Football Federation president Noel Le Graet reiterates that Didier Deschamps will stay in charge of the national side until at least 2020.
Jun 9, 19:11
France boss Didier Deschamps: 'Paul Pogba can't do everything'France boss Didier Deschamps defends star man Paul Pogba ahead of the 2018 World Cup, insisting that Les Bleus have the "complete midfielder" in their ranks.
Jun 9, 15:48
Didier Deschamps: 'Paul Pogba has to raise his game for France'France manager Didier Deschamps once again defends the form of Paul Pogba and insists that the midfielder is effectively undroppable for Les Bleus.
Jun 3, 13:33
Didier Deschamps defends Paul Pogba after jeers in France friendlyFrance head coach Didier Deschamps defends Paul Pogba after the Manchester United midfielder was jeered by home fans during the nation's 3-1 win over Italy on Friday.
Jun 2, 12:53
William Gallas: 'Anthony Martial missed World Cup chance'Former France international William Gallas insists that Manchester United winger Anthony Martial only has his own form to blame for failing to make the World Cup squad.
May 28, 19:30
Live Commentary: France 2-0 Republic of Ireland - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text coverage of France's 2-0 win over Republic of Ireland, as Les Bleus got the job done with two late first-half goals.
May 28, 19:00
Juventus 'in negotiations for Adrien Rabiot'Juventus are in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Adrien Rabiot, according to a report.
May 24, 22:46
Report: Arsenal to swoop for Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien RabiotA report claims that Adrien Rabiot is being eyed up by Arsenal, who are ready to pounce on the uncertainty surrounding the midfielder's Paris Saint-Germain future.
May 24, 09:59
Didier Deschamps hits out at Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien RabiotFrance boss Didier Deschamps says that Adrien Rabiot made "a huge mistake" by asking to be taken off the standby list for his country's 2018 World Cup squad.
May 23, 19:37
David Ginola: 'Anthony Martial should consider Manchester United future'David Ginola believes that Anthony Martial may need to consider leaving Manchester United following his omission from France's World Cup squad.
May 19, 15:38
Anthony Martial, Alexandre Lacazette fail to make France World Cup squadManchester United forward Anthony Martial and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette miss out on a place in France's squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia.
May 17, 21:14
France boss Didier Deschamps: 'Laurent Koscielny out of World Cup'France boss Didier Deschamps confirms that Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will miss this summer's World Cup in Russia with a suspected Achilles injury.
May 5, 15:51
Arsene Wenger 'rejects Paris Saint-Germain offer'Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly turns down the chance to take over at PSG and instead wants to be in charge of the French national team.
May 1, 09:08
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