Former France defender William Gallas calls it quits at 37
Former France defender William Gallas calls it quits at 37

Former France defender William Gallas has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a decorated 19-year professional career, he said on Thursday.

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.

No Grand Slam winners but France have impressive depth at Davis Cup
No Grand Slam winners but France have impressive depth at Davis Cup

France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

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.

Deschamps defends changes after France held

France coach Didier Deschamps on Wednesday admitted that his decision to make sweeping changes prevented Les Bleus from performing at their best in a 0-0 World Cup draw with Ecuador.

France "breathtaking" in defeat of Switzerland - French press

The French press hailed their country`s "breathtaking" performance after they recorded their second consecutive victory at the 2014 World Cup, beating Switzerland 5-2 on Friday.

FIFA World Cup 2014: France vs Honduras - Preview

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

Soccer World Cup - Erratic France slowly rediscover their pedigree

Four years after making fools of themselves in South Africa, France have regained their credibility and can even realistically contemplate making a major impact at the World Cup finals.

France suffer major World Cup blow as Ribery is ruled out

France`s World Cup chances suffered a severe blow when influential winger Franck Ribery was ruled out with lower back problems on Friday.

French point to Hooper danger in Wallabies Tests

The French team said Monday they see young Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper as the danger man, ahead of this weekend`s opening rugby Test in Brisbane.

World Cup winning coach Aime Jacquet rallies France squad

France`s 1998 World Cup winning coach Aime Jacquet on Friday visited Les Bleus training camp outside Paris to rally the troops ahead of their Brazil campaign.

France not ready for Brazil despite big win - Deschamps

An under-strength France may have eased to a 4-0 win over Norway in a friendly at the Stade de France on Tuesday, yet coach Didier Deschamps insists that Les Bleus are not ready for the World Cup finals.

France not at full strength for Norway friendly

France`s World Cup squad will emerge from the isolation of their secluded training base to play Norway on Tuesday in the first of three friendlies before departing for Brazil.

Mature Benzema eager to seize World Cup chance

Twelve months ago, Karim Benzema was France coach Didier Deschamps` biggest problem, but now the hope is that the in-form striker will be the solution for Les Bleus in Brazil.

Thuram: Players share blame for racism

World Cup winner Lilian Thuram says players are partly responsible for continued racism in football.

I expected France and England to get through: Lloris

Hugo Lloris says that he thought Les Bleus would advance to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 from Group D along with England, even before the tournament started.

France captain Hugo Lloris hails `important` victory over Ukraine

France captain Hugo Lloris has labelled the 2-0 win over Ukraine as “important for our confidence”, as Les Bleus moved to the top of Group D on Friday.

Euro 2012: France play a bit like Spain, says Karim Benzema

France forward Karim Benzema has admitted that England made it difficult for Les Bleus to play attractive football in the style of Spain in Donetsk on Monday.

France the most in-form team going into Euro 2012

Les Bleus travel to their Donetsk base for Euro 2012 having established themselves as Europe’s form side.