Joachim Loew backs France to reach World Cup

Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday that he expects France to overcome the odds by prevailing in their World Cup qualifying play-off against Ukraine.

France must not be scared, says in-form Franck Ribery

Franck Ribery believes he is having the best year of his career and says France should not be scared by the prospect of their two-legged World Cup playoff against Ukraine.

Diarra, Sissoko called up to join French squad

After a gap of two years, Russia-based midfielder Lassana Diarra and Toulouse`s Moussa Sissoko were called to join 23-man French football squad in preparation of Euro qualifiers, coach Didier Deschamp said.

France will not adopt England`s style of play, insists Blanc

France coach Laurent Blanc has hit out at Group D rivals England for their negative approach and claimed he would never implement that style with his side.

Spanish midfielder Iniesta believes France will make England ‘suffer’

Spain’s influential midfielder Andres Iniesta considers France favourites to win against England on Monday during their first match of Group D.

France`s Euro 2012 squad reveals some worrying weaknesses

Shortly before Uefa’s deadline, Laurent Blanc finalised his France squad for Euro 2012. There was no surprise when he cut ailing Olympique Lyonnais playmaker Yoan Gourcuff from his panel, but the decision to trim versatile Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will doubtless be greeted with some scepticism.

Henry denies criticising coach Domenech

France captain Thierry Henry has denied criticising coach Raymond Domenech after a newspaper quoted the striker as saying the players were getting bored during training sessions.

Henry denies criticising coach Domenech

France captain Thierry Henry has denied criticising coach Raymond Domenech after a newspaper quoted the striker as saying the players were getting bored during training sessions.