14th World cup
FIFA Ranking: 16
Best result: 1
• Lack of playing time could hit France midfielder’s 2018 World Cup chances• ‘Moussa is important for the French national team. He needs to play more’Hugo Lloris has urged Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham Hotspur’s £30m record signing, to seek clarity on his future or risk the chances of missing out on next summer’s World Cup. Sissoko enraged the Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at the end of May after revealing his unhappiness in north London to a French newspaper as well as detailing a falling out with the Argentinian. Related: Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier hoping to steal Kyle Walker’s England shirt Continue reading...
Alexandre Lacazette and Tiemoué Bakayoko are the latest in a long list of French players to move to England. How much do you know about their predecessors?Who was the only French player to make an appearance on the first day of the Premier League in August 1992? Rémi Garde Eric CantonaDavid GinolaFrank LeboeufHow long did it take Thierry Henry to score for Arsenal when he joined the club in 1999?Fourteen minutes Four matches Nine matchesFifteen matches How many of the 11 players who started for France in the Euro 2000 final spent some of their careers in the Premier League?FiveSixEightAll 11Before Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United at the start of the 2016-17 season, which of these players held the distinction of being the most expensive French footballer in Premier League history?Eliaquim Mangala Samir Nasri Morgan SchneiderlinAnthony MartialWho has captained France more than any another player?Didier DeschampsMarcel DesaillyHugo LlorisLaurent BlancClaude Makélélé didn't score a goal for Chelsea until the last few weeks of his second season in England. What type of goal was it?A free-kick from 30 yards An overhead kick from a corner A rebound off a penalty he missedA towering header in which he outjumped Rio Ferdinand Christophe Dugarry became a cult hero when he scored five goals in four games to save which club from relegation in 2003?West Brom Birmingham CityLeicester City Norwich City Which Premier League club has fielded the most French players over the last 25 years?ArsenalManchester UnitedNewcastle UnitedSunderlandWhich French player has scored in a Manchester derby and a Merseyside derby in the same year?Louis SahaNicolas Anelka Gael Clichy Mikael SilvestreWho was the first French player to win the Premier League golden boot?Thierry HenryNicolas AnelkaLouis SahaEric Cantona Continue reading...
Selon un rapport du cabinet Deloitte, les recettes des grands championnats ont bien augmenté au cours de la dernière décennie.
Sergio Ramos estime que Kylian Mbappé a un potentiel afin de se placer parmi les meilleurs joueurs de la planète.
Victorieuse de la Coupe des confédérations, l’Allemagne a repris la tête du classement FIFA. La France retombe à la 9e place.
Le Mondial aura lieu dans moins d’un an en Russie. L’occasion de faire un état des lieux des forces en présence dans les grandes nations mondiales.
Paul Pogba considère que l'équipe de France doit se faire violence mais ne s'inquiète pas dans l'optique du Mondial 2018 en Russie.
À un an du Mondial, certains internationaux n’ont pas les faveurs de Didier Deschamps. Ce mercato estival aura donc des allures de dernière chance.
Éric Cantona a tranché dans le vif en ciblant ouvertement le sélectionneur tricolore à travers une nouvelle tirade sur Eurosport.
Lors du match France-Italie des légendes, samedi à Nice, les Bleus vont porter un maillot très spécial.
Le 5 février 2008, la RD Congo faisait match nul en amical contre l'équipe de France A' (0-0). Ce jour-là, Otis N'Goma était sur le banc congolais.
Critiqué après la défaite de l'équipe de France en Suède (1-2), Didier Deschamps a répondu à ses détracteurs, qui ont pointé du doigt sa frilosité.
Noël Le Graët a certifié qu'il n'est pour rien dans le "boycott" contre Karim Benzema observé par les réseaux de communication de la FFF.
• England manager angered by defeat against 10 men in Paris• Southgate: ‘Our game without the ball has to improve in all areas’Gareth Southgate has given a bleak assessment of England’s status on the back of their demoralising defeat by France and made it clear “there is no magic wand” to help the national team back to a position where they can cope against elite opponents.Southgate, reflecting on only three wins from eight games in charge, said every part of the team needed improvement and admitted the 3-2 defeat at the Stade de France, against a side who had to play with 10 men for virtually the entire second half was the first time since taking the job he had been angry with his players in the dressing room. Related: Harry Kane says England ‘not good enough’ after loss to France’s 10 men Related: France 3-2 England: five talking points from the Stade de France | Simon Burnton Continue reading...
Le président de la FFF, Noël Le Graet, a révélé qu'il proposera un nouveau contrat à Didier Deschamps en cas de qualification pour le Mondial.
Après France-Angleterre, l’attaquant est revenu sur l’intérêt de Manchester United et sa prolongation à l’Atlético.
Auteur d'un grand match face à l'Angleterre (3-2), Ousmane Dembélé a parfaitement répondu aux attentes de Didier Deschamps et poursuit son ascension.
The England manager Gareth Southgate and the France manager Didier Deschamps spoke following their friendly international meeting in Paris. France ran out 3-2 winners, despite playing most of the second half with 10 men, as Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé grabbed the late winnerHarry Kane says England ‘not good enough’ after loss to 10 men Continue reading...
Debutant Kieran Trippier was one of few England players to emerge with credit, France’s young guns thrilled, but the video assistant referee did not excelAmong six changes from the side that drew with Scotland England gave one player his debut from the start, with Kieran Trippier ceremonially presented with his shirt by Lee Dixon pre-match. It was a suitable choice: Dixon was a right-back who had to wait until the age of 26, two years after he swapped a relatively unfashionable provincial side in Stoke City for one of the London giants in Arsenal, before he made the first of his 22 international appearances (and his final cap came in a friendly against France). Trippier, meanwhile, is a right-back who has had to wait until the age of 26, two years after he swapped a relatively unfashionable provincial side in Burnley for one of the London giants in Tottenham, before he got the nod. He came out of his first game in credit, with one particularly fine first-time pass creating a chance for Raheem Sterling. Related: Ousmane Démbéle gives 10-man France 3-2 win despite Kane’s England double Related: France 3-2 England: international friendly – as it happened Continue reading...
The Borussia Dortmund attacker is still being linked with the Calatan giants and said there was similar interest last year
Critiqué après la défaite en Suède (1-2), Didier Deschamps a salué la belle prestation de son équipe et s'est exprimé sur les changements éventuels.
Les Bleus n'ont pas caché leur satisfaction après une victoire de prestige contre l'Angleterre (3-2) qui atténue un peu la déception en Suède (2-1).
Didier Deschamps a évoqué son échange avec le sélectionneur anglais Gareth Southgate au terme de France-Angleterre (3-2) ce mardi soir.
• Raphaël Varane dismissed for foul that led to England penalty• Italian officials used video assistant referees system in decisionHarry Kane claimed England’s performance was “not good enough” as they succumbed to France, with the manager Gareth Southgate critical of his team’s game management after playing almost all the second period against 10 men. Related: Ousmane Dembélé gives 10-man France 3-2 win despite Kane’s England double Related: Kylian Mbappé’s rapid rise highlights the youthful promise of Les Bleus | Dominic Fifield Continue reading...
Avec un Mbappé titulaire, l'équipe de France, réduite à 10 après la pause, s'est imposée face à l'Angleterre en match amical mardi (3-2).
L'équipe de France s'est adjugé une victoire de prestige en amical face à l'Angleterre (3-2). La jeune garde des Bleus a tenu ses promesses.
Only a first France goal was missing from the 18-year-old Monaco striker’s electrifying display as his pace and poise tormented the England defendersThere was actually a hint of a wince from Kylian Mbappé as the Italian referee blew the final whistle and finally brought a halt to his football season. That disappointment faded almost immediately, of course, as the France players conducted something akin to a lap of appreciation, yet as he left the pitch the teenager could not resist one glance up at the big screen, replaying his chance in stoppage time. Even a comforting arm round the shoulder from Antoine Griezmann, with some advice whispered in his ear, did not seem to improve his mood. Related: Ousmane Dembélé gives 10-man France 3-2 win despite Kane’s England double Related: France 3-2 England: international friendly – as it happened Related: Kylian Mbappé: the teenage Monaco striker taking Europe by storm Continue reading...
Après sa défaite en Suède (1-2), l'équipe de France, réduite à 10 après la pause, s'est imposée face à l'Angleterre en match amical mardi (3-2).
19 mois après l'hommage aux victimes des attentats du 13 novembre, à Wembley, le public du Stade de France a rendu la pareille aux Anglais ce mardi.
Touché au genou après une saison riche avec l'AS Monaco, Benjamin Mendy a été contraint de céder sa place dès la 20e minute de jeu.
The problem for England, as Gareth Southgate acknowledged before this match, is that if they continue choosing difficult opponents there is always the risk that it will expose their own shortcomings. There were plenty of them here and the cold, harsh reality for Southgate at the end of a punishing night is that his first eight matches in charge have now yielded only three victories. Related: France v England: international friendly – live! Continue reading...
Du changement et de la fraîcheur chez les Bleus pour le match contre l'Angleterre ce mardi (21h00).
French and English football fans join together for a rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger at the Stade de France on Tuesday before the international friendly between the two nations. The tribute, led by a gendarme with an electric guitar, was in honour of the victims of the recent attacks in Manchester and LondonOusmane Démbéle gives 10-man France 3-2 win despite Kane’s England doubleVideo courtesy of ITV Sport Continue reading...
Le prodige de l'AS Monaco alimentera certainement le feuilleton le plus chaud de l'été en Europe.
International friendly updates from the 8pm BST game in ParisDavid Squires on … England after winning the (U-20) World CupAnd feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org 10.15am BST Hello and welcome to a last tango in Paris before the players of England and France get off on their holidays. End-of-season friendlies tend not to set the pulses racing but this one has the potential to be interesting, at least. That’s not a guarantee, mind. But look at it this way: in almost exactly one year both of these countries will probably head to Russia with high hopes of winning the World Cup so it’s about time they started getting their acts together, right?Neither has been in encouraging form lately. France, indeed, are coming off the back of last Friday’s silly defeat in Sweden, which has jeopardised their World Cup qualification plans and raised the stakes of their next qualifier, against Holland at the end of August. They’ve made things difficult for themselves and Didier Deschamps is a manager under fire. He’s been in charge for five years without ever really giving the impression that he has what it takes to get the best out of an exceptional array of attacking players, even if he did take them bumbling to the final of Euro 2016. France have often looked clunky and unbalanced and the manager is expected to use today’s game to look for answers. Whether he can recognise answers when he sees them is another matter. Continue reading...
Après son bon quart d’heure en Suède, Thomas Lemar va avoir l’occasion de se montrer un peu plus face à l’Angleterre pour bousculer la hiérarchie.
The prolific Lyon striker is wanted by a host of Europe’s top clubs yet has had to be patient on the international stage and is desperate to show he is the real dealIt is early March and time is running out for Lyon in their Europa League last‑16 first leg with Roma at Stade des Lumières. The hosts lead 3-2 but are desperate to extend their advantage before the return in Italy. They drive forward and, two minutes into stoppage time, Mathieu Valbuena plays a sideways pass to Alexandre Lacazette who, lurking in a central position just outside the visitors’ area, takes a touch before hitting a swerving drive into the top corner of the net.Nothing unusual there – the goal was Lacazette’s 27th of the season – but his celebration raised eyebrows. The striker stood still, steely faced, and waited for his team-mates to come to him. Asked afterwards if what he did had been a tribute to Eric Cantona’s famous celebration after he scored for Manchester United against Sunderland in 1996, Lacazette replied that it had not. Instead, he was too exhausted to do anything else. Related: Kylian Mbappé in poll position as France urges change after World Cup loss Related: Gareth Southgate sees John Stones as future defensive midfield option Continue reading...
TACTIQUE - Kylian Mbappé, appelé à débuter contre l'Angleterre, va tenter de se faire place sur la durée. Comment Deschamps doit-il l'utiliser ?
Gareth Southgate, le sélectionneur anglais, a donné son avis sur l'absence de N'Golo Kanté dans le onze type des Bleus.
Discret lors de ses dernières sorties avec les Bleus, Dimitri Payet n'a plus beaucoup de marge sur ses concurrents. Et en particulier Thomas Lemar.
• England play France in Paris, having lost to Germany and drawn with Spain• Manager says the way to learn and get stronger is to play the bestIt was at the end of a long question-and-answer session in the early-afternoon sunshine of Croissy-sur-Seine, the affluent town west of Paris where England are preparing for their final assignment of the season, that someone asked Gareth Southgate if he was ever tempted to find easier opposition.On Tuesday night it is the Stade de France to meet the finalists of Euro 2016. England’s last foreign excursion was to play in Germany and they will meet the world champions again at Wembley in November. Southgate’s team have already taken on Spain and, continuing the theme, there is the possibility of a game against Holland in Amsterdam next March. England, Southgate freely admitted, are deliberately making life hard for themselves. Related: Harry Kane denies Scotland win over England after Griffiths sparks frantic finish Related: Lukas Podolski’s farewell stunner for Germany sinks new-look England Continue reading...
Si Hugo Lloris sera encore titulaire, Didier Deschamps va effectuer quelques changements après la défaite en Suède (1-2). Kylian Mbappé débutera.
Didier Deschamps a de nouveau soutenu Hugo Lloris en conférence de presse. Le gardien sera titulaire mardi contre l'Angleterre.
En conférence de presse ce lundi au Stade de France, Raphaël Varane a livré l'état d'esprit du groupe tricolore après l'erreur d'Hugo Lloris en Suède.
Un vibrant hommage devrait être rendu aux victimes des attentats de Londres et Manchester mardi au Stade de France à l'occasion de France-Angleterre.
• Goalkeepers to get one half each as Joe Hart stands aside for friendly• Gareth Southgate says Harry Kane will continue as England captain in ParisGareth Southgate has revealed Tom Heaton and Jack Butland will share goalkeeping duties in England’s friendly against France on Tuesday.Burnley’s Heaton will take over from Joe Hart at the start in Paris before making way for Stoke City’s Butland. Related: Don’t Look Back in Anger to be played before England friendly in Paris Continue reading...
• Both teams to pay respects to those killed in London and Manchester attacks• Oasis song to be played just before players emerge at Stade de FranceOasis’s Don’t Look Back in Anger will echo around the Stade de France ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with England as the French pay respect to those killed in the London and Manchester attacks.Just over a week ago eight people were killed in the capital by terrorists and on May 22 a bomb rocked Manchester Arena, leaving 22 people dead and injuring many more. Related: Football stands together for France before England win on poignant night Continue reading...
Voici 10 statistiques à connaître absolument avant le match amical entre l'équipe de France et la Suède mardi à Saint-Denis (21h00).
Blaise Matuidi pense que le revers essuyé à Solna est surtout dû à une mauvaise prestation collective. Un faux-pas qu'il a hâte d'oublier.
Benjamin Mendy a assuré que même si elle faisait mal, la défaite contre la Suède ne va pas altérer la confiance du groupe tricolore.