French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac in Mexico for shock move
French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac in Mexico for shock move

French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac arrived in northern Mexico on Thursday to finalise a surprise move to Tigres of Monterrey after the end of his contract with Ligue 1 giants Marseille.

Didier Deschamps concerned but calm over French problems
Didier Deschamps concerned but calm over French problems

France coach Didier Deschamps admits his side was outplayed in Sunday`s 4-3 friendly loss to Belgium in Paris but said there was no reason to push the panic button. 

Didier Deschamps not worried by leaky French defence
Didier Deschamps not worried by leaky French defence

French coach Didier Deschamps has said he is not unduly worried about his side`s struggling defence which was again exposed in a 4-3 defeat by Belgium.

Juventus pair Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra in France squad
Juventus pair Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra in France squad

France coach Didier Deschamps named his squad for friendlies with Belgium and Albania on Friday and raised eyebrows with the inclusion of Juventus pair Paul Pogba and Partice Evra.

France recover from Brazil defeat with 2-0 Denmark win
France recover from Brazil defeat with 2-0 Denmark win

France recovered from last week`s defeat by Brazil when Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud earned a second-string side a 2-0 home friendly win over Denmark in St Etienne on Sunday.

Rising youngster Nabil Fekir included in France squad for first time
Rising youngster Nabil Fekir included in France squad for first time

France coach Didier Deschamps included Lyon`s rising talent Nabil Fekir in his 23-player squad for the first time as the Euro 2016 hosts get set for friendlies against Brazil on March 26 and Denmark on March 29. 

Samir Nasri hits out at France coach Didier Deschamps
Samir Nasri hits out at France coach Didier Deschamps

Samir Nasri has lashed out at Didier Deschamps, saying the France coach did not "behave like a man" when he omitted the playmaker from the 2014 World Cup squad citing behaviour concerns.

Didier Deschamps signs new France deal until 2018
Didier Deschamps signs new France deal until 2018

Didier Deschamps has extended his contract as France coach until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, French football federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet confirmed on Thursday.

World champions Germany top first 2015 FIFA rankings
World champions Germany top first 2015 FIFA rankings

World champions Germany comfortably top the year-opening FIFA national team rankings released Thursday despite a slight slump since their rampant World Cup showing.

Michy Batshuyai ensures Marseille finish year top of the table
Michy Batshuyai ensures Marseille finish year top of the table

Belgian striker Michy Batshuyai repaid Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa`s faith in giving him his first start by scoring the decider in the 2-1 win over Lille on Sunday to guarantee they top the table going into the New Year.

Marseille thrash Reims to soar clear in Ligue 1
Marseille thrash Reims to soar clear in Ligue 1

High-flying Marseille picked up their fifth straight victory on Tuesday as Ligue 1 top scorer Andre-Pierre Gignac claimed a brace in a 5-0 thrashing of Reims.

Zinedine Zidane interested in France coaching role
Zinedine Zidane interested in France coaching role

Former France captain Zinedine Zidane, currently coach of the Real Madrid reserve side, admitted Tuesday he would consider a coaching job with his native France.

Franck Ribery rules out France return
Franck Ribery rules out France return

Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery on Thursday reiterated his decision not to play again for France despite threats issued by UEFA chief Michel Platini.

Bayern CEO says Franck Ribery won't be banned
Bayern CEO says Franck Ribery won't be banned

 German football club Bayern Munich's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was surprised to hear UEFA president Michel Platini's statement that Franck Ribery could be banned for three matches if he refuses to play for France despite his retirement last month.

Michel Platini threatens retired Ribery with suspension
Michel Platini threatens retired Ribery with suspension

UEFA president Michel Platini has threatened compatriot and now-retired former France playmaker Franck Ribery with a suspension, according to Sunday`s version of Bild newspaper.

Didier Deschamps set to mix it up for stiff Serbia test
Didier Deschamps set to mix it up for stiff Serbia test

France coach Didier Deschamps is set to make seven changes to the side that beat Spain as he expects a stiff friendly test against Serbia in Belgrade on Sunday.

Loic Remy strike condemns Spain to friendly defeat
Loic Remy strike condemns Spain to friendly defeat

France got the better of a new-look Spain team on Thursday, a superb strike from substitute Loic Remy in the second half giving the hosts a 1-0 victory.

Franck Ribery's retirement is not my fault: Antoine Griezmann
Franck Ribery's retirement is not my fault: Antoine Griezmann

Rising star Antoine Griezmann denied claims that he was the cause of Franck Ribery's decision to retire from the French national football team.

No experimentation for France against Spain: Didier Deschamps
No experimentation for France against Spain: Didier Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps admits there is unlikely to be much experimentation with his team in Thursday`s friendly against Spain at the Stade de France.

Disgruntled Samir Nasri says France career is over

Manchester City`s French midfielder Samir Nasri has decided to quit international football over a breakdown in his relationship with national coach Didier Deschamps and the French media.