Blanc French reign begins with defeat to Norway in friendly

New France coach Laurent Blanc insisted that he was pleased with his inexperienced team, which included eight new caps, in spite of a 2-1 defeat in a friendly against Norway.

Let`s get back to football, says new France coach Blanc

After weeks of heated discussions following France`s World Cup fiasco, new national team coach Laurent Blanc said it was time to switch back to soccer.

Blanc banishes France`s World Cup flops

New coach Laurent Blanc launched a new era in French football on Friday when he handed out a one-match suspension for all 23 players who brought World Cup shame and humiliation.

France name Blanc coach, hope for fresh start

Laurent Blanc was officially appointed France coach on Friday with the mission to restore the team’s pride after their disastrous World Cup performance.

In the numbers game, 13 can be lucky for some

Footballers are known for their superstitions - be it putting one sock on before the other, last out onto the pitch or kissing your goalkeeper’s bald head.

Blanc to become next France coach, says FFF

The French soccer federation (FFF) and Ligue 1 side Girondins Bordeaux have reached an agreement that will see Laurent Blanc become the next France coach.

Blanc says he has not made decision on France job

Laurent Blanc, the favourite to succeed Raymond Domenech as France coach, denied on Thursday that he has made up his mind about the job.