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France show impressive squad depth in Albania and Andorra wins

Midfielders Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kante, as well as start striker Kylian Mbappe, missed the games through injuries but their absence was barely felt as Les Bleus scored seven goals in two outings.

Sep 11, 2019, 17:10 PM IST

France favourites as Moscow basks in FIFA World Cup 2018 final spotlight

Croatia can cause a massive upset but France are favourites as Moscow basked in sweltering summer sun and the world’s spotlight on the big day of the World Cup final.

Jul 15, 2018, 17:09 PM IST

France's road to FIFA World Cup 2018 final

France’s progression to Sunday’s World Cup final, where they face Croatia as they target a second title to add to their victory on home soil in 1998, has included arguably the tournament’s most boring and most exciting matches.

Jul 15, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

France coach Didier Deschamps on brink of history in FIFA World Cup 2018 final

A firm hand on the tiller for France comes not only from captaining a World Cup-winning team 20 years ago, but also from some harsh lessons in Didier Deschamps’ six years as coach.

Jul 14, 2018, 15:36 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' practical approach took France to final

Despite having the most talented squad at the World Cup, France has made it to Sunday’s final against Croatia by embracing pragmatism over adventure, subsuming their individual flair for the collective benefit.

Jul 13, 2018, 17:35 PM IST

FIFA World Cup semifinals: France vs Belgium - See pics

Belgium began the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 with positive intent, dominating possession against France. The goalless scoreline in the first-half saw a dramatic twist in the 51st minute when Samuel Umtiti headed a crafty corner into the net to dash Belgium hopes and take France to their first final since 2006.

Jul 11, 2018, 20:01 PM IST

France's Euro 2016 final loss driving Didier Deschamps in FIFA World Cup 2018

Didier Deschamps is on the verge of joining an elite club of coaches who have also won the FIFA World Cup as players.

Jul 11, 2018, 09:45 AM IST

Didier Deschamps credits French character for FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal win over Belgium

Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header at St Petersburg Stadium sent the French into the final, where they will be seeking their second win since 1998 - when Deschamps captained them on home soil.

Jul 11, 2018, 09:28 AM IST

Thierry Henry against France as they face Belgium in semis

Thierry Henry has been serving as one of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez’s assistants, his first foray into coaching.

Jul 08, 2018, 20:06 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: France can still get better, warns Didier Deschamps

"We were the better team against Uruguay but there are still some imperfections. We have a lot more potential to show" said the France coach

Jul 07, 2018, 13:17 PM IST

FIFA World cup 2018: France vs Argentina preview: France may opt for 'no Messi, no Argentina' strategy for Saturday's clash

Concentrating too much on Messi, however, could also prove stifling for France`s attack which has shown itself to be a collection of expensive moving parts yet to move in synch.

Jun 30, 2018, 10:04 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Looking to beat Denmark and win Group C, says France coach Didier Deschamp

Deschamps said that he would not ask his players for anything less than a win on Tuesday, given that Denmark is also hungry for a victory. 

Jun 26, 2018, 10:11 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: France coach Didier Deschamps hails Peru's defense, forwards ahead of the clash

Didier Deschamps was convinced, however, that the Peruvian squad would not resort to a defensive playing style against Les Bleus.

Jun 21, 2018, 12:43 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: France looking for answers after narrow Australia escape

France are hardly alone in struggling to put down weaker opponents, and they will be delighted to have emerged with the points against Australia, a win secured with great help from the VAR system and a lucky deflection.

Jun 18, 2018, 11:22 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Australia preview

The key for Australia is to have enough in defence to stop the French running riot, while also retaining enough offensive capability to give themselves at least some chance of scoring.

Jun 16, 2018, 11:15 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: France coach Didier Deschamps welcomes Antoine Griezmann decision to stay at Atlético Madrid

Antoine Griezmann revealed on Thursday that he had rejected Barcelona's offer and would continue to play with Atlético until 2022.

Jun 16, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

Pogba can and can't do everything, says Didier Deschamps

 France coach Didier Deschamps sprang to the defence of star midfielder Paul Pogba ahead of today's final World Cup warm-up against the United States.

Jun 09, 2018, 12:16 PM IST

Dimitri Payet left out of France World Cup squad, Benjamin Mendy included

Marseille star Dimitri Payet was left out of France's World Cup squad announced by coach Didier Deschamps, completing a miserable 24 hours for the playmaker.

May 18, 2018, 17:34 PM IST

Unlikely France favourite Moussa Sissoko pleads World Cup case

A regular for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham this season, midfielder Moussa Sissoko is however fighting for a place in Didier Deschamps France plans for the World Cup in Russia.

Feb 18, 2018, 20:07 PM IST

Portugal vs France: Five moments in a crazy Euro 2016 final

Portugal would never have won their first European title without the heroics of goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Jul 11, 2016, 03:40 AM IST