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Madrid boss Zidane will be next France coach, says Leboeuf

Madrid boss Zidane will be next France coach, says Leboeuf

Zinedine Zidane, 44, is already being earmarked for the France job, according to Frank Leboeuf. 24 May 2017
Deschamps places France 'harmony' over Benzema return

Deschamps places France 'harmony' over Benzema return

Karim Benzema may have played his last France game under Didier Deschamps, with the coach unwilling to disrupt the "harmony" in his squad. 18 May 2017
Valbuena: Justice will restore the truth

Valbuena: Justice will restore the truth

Karim Benzema accused Mathieu Valbuena of inventing stories amid a blackmail scandal and the Lyon player has now spoken out on social media. 18 May 2017
Benzema: Valbuena has to stop making up stories

Benzema: Valbuena has to stop making up stories

Karim Benzema is growing frustrated by 32-year-old Lyon Mathieu Valbuena amid an ongoing scandal. 17 May 2017
Mbappe to be included in France U20 squad

Mbappe to be included in France U20 squad

Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe will be named in France's provisional squad for the Under-20 World Cup, according to Ludovic Batelli. 31 Mar 2017
Deschamps welcomes 'evolution of football' with VAR

Deschamps welcomes 'evolution of football' with VAR

After seeing the Video Assistant Referee utilised in Spain's win over France, Didier Deschamps had no hard feelings and welcomed its use. 29 Mar 2017
Efficient Giroud still a favourite for France boss Deschamps

Efficient Giroud still a favourite for France boss Deschamps

A clutch of exciting young talent coming into the France squad will not dissuade boss Didier Deschamps of Olivier Giroud's merits. 28 Mar 2017
Giroud answers his critics with goals - Deschamps

Giroud answers his critics with goals - Deschamps

Olivier Giroud is now in the top-10 France goalscorers, leading to praise from Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps. 26 Mar 2017
Benzema desperate for Deschamps to explain France exile

Benzema desperate for Deschamps to explain France exile

Amid his continuing absence from the France squad, Karim Benzema remains both defiant but also eager for a rapprochement with his coach. 24 Mar 2017
FourFourTwo's water-carrying XI: 11 quietly-brilliant stars who never really got the credit they deserved

FourFourTwo's water-carrying XI: 11 quietly-brilliant stars who never really got the credit they deserved

Its the flamboyant stars who hog the headlines, but as Eric Cantona pointed out with reference to Didier Deschamps, every side needs its share of dependable professionals 22 Mar 2017
Kante one of world's best, says Deschamps

Kante one of world's best, says Deschamps

N'Golo Kante continues to receive plaudits for his performances this season, France coach Didier Deschamps the latest to praise him. 21 Mar 2017
Mbappe will definitely make France debut, confirms Deschamps

Mbappe will definitely make France debut, confirms Deschamps

Didier Deschamps has confirmed Kylian Mbappe will make his France debut this month after impressing for Monaco this season. 21 Mar 2017
Zidane confirms Mbappe snub

Zidane confirms Mbappe snub

Monaco's Kylian Mbappe has said he came close to moving to Real Madrid in 2013 and Zinedine Zidane has now confirmed the club missed out. 18 Mar 2017
Deschamps wants Mbappe to emulate Henry

Deschamps wants Mbappe to emulate Henry

Didier Deschamps has tipped Kylian Mbappe for greatness, while he stressed leaving out Alexandre Lacazette was not an easy call. 17 Mar 2017
Deschamps not holding Benzema grudge

Deschamps not holding Benzema grudge

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could make a France comeback after Didier Deschamps assured there are no problems between the two. 1 Mar 2017
Deschamps free to pick Benzema, Le Graet reveals

Deschamps free to pick Benzema, Le Graet reveals

French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has indicated Karim Benzema's future with the national team is down to Didier Deschamps. 25 Feb 2017
Pogba misses out on Ballon d'Or top 10

Pogba misses out on Ballon d'Or top 10

The world's most expensive player, Manchester United's Paul Pogba, could only manage 14th in the Ballon d'Or rankings. 13 Dec 2016
Deschamps open to Benzema France return

Deschamps open to Benzema France return

Didier Deschamps says Karim Benzema could still play for France and has downplayed the significance of the Real Madrid striker's absence. 22 Nov 2016
Lemar focused on Monaco amid transfer rumours

Lemar focused on Monaco amid transfer rumours

Atletico Madrid and Manchester City have been linked with moves for Thomas Lemar, but the player says he remains focused on Monaco. 21 Nov 2016
Deschamps: Don't rush to judge debutants

Deschamps: Don't rush to judge debutants

France, who top their World Cup qualifying group, were held 0-0 in a friendly against Ivory Coast as several players made debuts. 16 Nov 2016
Rabiot excited to begin France adventure

Rabiot excited to begin France adventure

A first senior cap for France could be the start of an adventure, says Paris Saint-Germain defender Adrien Rabiot. 16 Nov 2016