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FIFA Ballon d'Or no more! France football and FIFA decide to part ways

FIFA Ballon d'Or no more! France football and FIFA decide to part ways

The first Ballon d'Or was won by Stanley Matthews, at the time with Blackpool.

Euro 2016: In Karim Benzema's absence, France find new hero in Antoine Griezmann

Euro 2016: In Karim Benzema's absence, France find new hero in Antoine Griezmann

After France soaked up a heavy spell of German pressure, the hosts got the breakthrough in first-half injury time when Schweinsteiger handled.

WATCH: FANTASTIC! Two goals by Olivier Giroud vs Iceland which helped France reach first Euro semi-final since 2000

WATCH: FANTASTIC! Two goals by Olivier Giroud vs Iceland which helped France reach first Euro semi-final since 2000

After France took a 4-1 lead, Giroud showed his class once again when he netted one of the crosses for a goal with a brilliant header.

 

Euro 2016, quarter-final: France end Iceland's fairytale run with 5-2 win, to take on Germany in semis

Euro 2016, quarter-final: France end Iceland's fairytale run with 5-2 win, to take on Germany in semis

Olivier Giroud was the hero of the match for France as he scored two goals.

Euro 2016: France top Group A as Albania claim historic win over Romania

Euro 2016: France top Group A as Albania claim historic win over Romania

As group winners, France will face the third-place team in either Group C, D or E in Lyon on June 26, while Switzerland will come up against either Germany, Poland or Northern Ireland a day earlier in Saint-Etienne.

UEFA Euro 2016: France, Switzerland target last 16 berths

UEFA Euro 2016: France, Switzerland target last 16 berths

Tournament hosts and leading title contenders France can secure their place in the knockout phase of Euro 2016 on Wednesday when they face Group A rivals Albania in Marseille.

Away fans remain banned in France following attacks

Away fans remain banned in France following attacks

 The ban on away fans attending Ligue 1 matches will continue until December 14 following the terrorist attacks in Paris that left 130 dead and hundreds injured on November 13, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Didier Deschamps laments blow of losing talented Nabil Fekir

Didier Deschamps laments blow of losing talented Nabil Fekir

The long-term loss of exciting Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir to a serious knee injury is a "body blow" to Euro 2016 hosts France, coach Didier Deschamps admitted on Sunday.

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.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to appear before disciplinary commission

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to appear before disciplinary commission

Paris Saint-Germain frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic will appear before the French Professional Football League`s (LFP) disciplinary commission for calling France "a shit country" and insulting a referee.

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.