Lyon grind out win to reclaim top spot in France
Lyon grind out win to reclaim top spot in France

A scrappy goal credited to Nabil Fekir was enough for Lyon to beat Nantes 1-0 at the Stade de Gerland on Sunday and move back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.

Reims' David Ngog denies Marseille top spot in France
Reims' David Ngog denies Marseille top spot in France

David Ngog scored an injury-time equaliser to earn Reims a 2-2 draw and deny Marseille top spot in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Football grounds to honour ​Charlie Hebdo attack victims
Football grounds to honour ​Charlie Hebdo attack victims

A minute`s silence will be observed at football grounds throughout France this weekend as a mark of respect for the 12 people killed in the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Thursday.

PSG too strong for Marseille as Ligue 1 race tightens
PSG too strong for Marseille as Ligue 1 race tightens

Paris Saint-Germain defeated arch rivals Marseille 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on Sunday as the Ligue 1 title race was thrown wide open. 

Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies
Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies

Former international midfielder Jean-Jacques Marcel, who helped France to third in the 1958 World Cup, has died at the age of 83 years, his former club Marseille announced on Friday.

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.

From Ground Zero: Argentina to clash with Swiss, France to meet Nigeria

Lionel Messi caught up with Neymar as the leading goal scorer of the World Cup as he scored two goals on Wednesday in Argentina’s 3-2 victory against Nigeria at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Ecuador vs France - Preview

France coach Didier Deschamps on Tuesday urged his team to keep their excellent start to the World Cup going when they face Ecuador in their final Group E game.

New French order down to Didier Deschamps iron will

France coach Didier Deschamps embodies Michel Platini`s dictum that football is all about control, and he has brought those skills learnt as the 1998 World Cup winning captain to the current French squad.

Football World Cup 2014: Switzerland vs France - Preview

Switzerland are trying to pile the pressure on France by claiming the underdog tag for the Alpine neighbours` World Cup Group E clash in Salvador on Friday.

Last World Cup `destroyed` me, says Patrice Evra

France captain Patrice Evra said that the current `Les Bleus` side in the FIFA World Cup is “scary” and that the 2010 World Cup “destroyed” him.

FIFA World Cup: Erratic France aim not to trip over underdogs Honduras

Former champions France should put underdogs Honduras to the sword in their World Cup Group E opener in Porto Alegre on Sunday – although their penchant for self-destruction gives the Central Americans hope of an upset.

Enyeama makes history as he wins Africa player of Ligue 1 award

Vincent Enyeama became the first Nigerian, the first goalkeeper and first player from English speaking Africa to be named France`s Ligue 1 African player of the season on Monday.

Champagne wants to bring sparkle back to FIFA

As results prove every week, nothing can be taken for granted in soccer and despite long odds, FIFA could next year have its first French president since Jules Rimet with Jerome Champagne planning to succeed Sepp Blatter.

Pele given honorary Ballon d`Or

Brazilian great Pele was finally awarded a Ballon d`Or in Zurich on Monday, despite retiring in 1977, co-organisers France Football announced.

Falcao to return to Monaco squad, says Ranieri

Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri announced on Wednesday that Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, the club`s record signing, will return to the squad for Friday`s Ligue 1 game against Valenciennes.

Press hail France as World Cup draw `winners`

The French press on Saturday unanimously hailed `Les Bleus` as winners of the draw for the 2014 World Cup finals.

Make or break for France World Cup hopes

France are on the brink of missing out on next year`s World Cup in Brazil, unless they can overturn a 2-0 deficit against Ukraine in the return leg of their qualifying play-off on Tuesday.

France and Portugal under pressure

France and Portugal have yet to book their places at Euro 2012.

Germany beats France 4-2 at women`s World Cup

Two-time defending champion Germany asserted itself with a 4-2 victory over France to claim the top spot in Group A at the Women`s World Cup.