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France prepared not to repeat Germany’s mistakes – Didier Deschamps

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe's maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. France's Paul Pogba admits he found the short break between the World Cup and the Premier League season tough, physically and is cautious he doesn't get injured. France coach Didier Deschamps has warned against Les Bleus making the same mistakes that saw 2014 World Cup winners Germany eliminated at the group stage of the 2018 tournament. In a FIFA session dedicated to France's triumph in Russia, Deschamps reflected on the challenge of preventing his newly crowned champions becoming complacent in Qatar in 2022. The question came from St. Kits and Nevis coach Jacques Passy who wondered how Deschamps would ensure France "do n...

France, Belgium become first joint leaders in FIFA rankings history

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe's maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. Germany's Manuel Neuer admits that the team needed to change a lot of things after they failed to qualify for the knockout stages at the 2018 World Cup. France's Paul Pogba admits he found the short break between the World Cup and the Premier League season tough, physically and is cautious he doesn't get injured. France and Belgium have become the first-ever joint ranked leaders in the FIFA rankings. The latest published rankings show the two European nations exactly level on 1,729 points, something th...

Adrien Rabiot France exile could continue after World Cup snub – FFF president

Adrien Rabiot of France looks on during the International friendly match between Germany and France in November 2017. Adrien Rabiot is due to meet the French Football Federation president but his international exile after missing the World Cup may continue for some time yet, the FFF boss has said.  France coach Didier Deschamps described Rabiot's decision to decline his offer to be on stand-by for the World Cup as "a massive mistake" and said the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder had "automatically excluded himself." Deschamps has not recalled Rabiot, who won the last of his six senior caps in March, but did…

France, Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris on drunken driving charge: ‘I made a mistake’

Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe's maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Didier Deschamps has named Hugo Lloris in the France squad despite charges of drink-driving against the goalkeeper, but insisted he can not babysit his players. Tottenham Hotspur and France captain Hugo Lloris said after being arrested on drunken driving charges last month that he made a mistake and that he must accept the repercussions. Lloris is scheduled to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday on charges of drunken driving after being stopped by police in central London on Aug. 24 after an evening out...

France try to win, not play like Spain, Barcelona – Antoine Griezmann

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe's maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. Antoine Griezmann said France try to win games, not play like Spain or Barcelona, following their UEFA Nations League win over Netherlands on Sunday. France were criticised for their tactics throughout the World Cup, including a dull semifinal victory against Belgium in which Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard expressed disappointment in the winners' approach. Griezmann said earlier in the tournament that France play more like his club, Atletico Madrid, and they were again unspectacular but successful…

France 2-1 Netherlands: Giroud lifts Les Bleus

Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands.

Giroud’s volley restores France’s lead

UEFA Nations League: Olivier Giroud (74') France 2-1 Netherlands

Dider Deschamps praises Olivier Giroud for breaking goal drought in France win

Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe's maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. UEFA Nations League: Olivier Giroud (74') France 2-1 Netherlands UEFA Nations League: Kylian Mbappe (14') France 1-0 Netherlands France coach Didier Deschamps praised Olivier Giroud following Les Bleus' 2-1 UEFA Nations League win over the Netherlands, a match that saw the Chelsea striker break his international scoring drought with the game-winning goal. "I'm very happy for Olivier. It happens that strikers have periods when they are less effective," Deschamps told broadcaster M6 after Sunday&ap...

Olivier Giroud stunner sends France to first UEFA Nations League win

France Netherlands 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats UEFA Nations League: Olivier Giroud (74') France 2-1 Netherlands UEFA Nations League: Kylian Mbappe (14') France 1-0 Netherlands France striker Olivier Giroud ended a run of 10 international games without a goal by netting a stunning winner as the world champions claimed a deserved 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in their Nations League clash on Sunday. The night started with a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise as France played their first home fixture since lifting the World Cup in July, and ended with a comfortable victory for the hosts at the Stade de France. The excellent Kylian Mbappe set France on their way with…

Leroy Sane can be Germany’s Kylian Mbappe – Timo Werner

The ESPN FC crew come to Leroy Sane's defence following Toni Kroos' latest comments taking aim at the Man City midfielder's attitude. With Leroy Sane failing to make Manchester City's first team, Raf Honigstein and the FC panel examine if his Germany omission was warranted. RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has claimed Leroy Sane can become Germany's version of Kylian Mbappe. Sane was voted PFA Players' Young Player of the Year last season following his performances as Manchester City won the Premier League with a record-breaking 100 points. However, he was left out of Joachim Low's World Cup squad and has failed to start a single league match so far this season for City. While Germany teammate Toni Kroos was critical of Sane's body language&am...

Antoine Griezmann would join David Beckham’s Inter Miami ‘if he wants me’

On the back of Antoine Griezmann's comments expressing disdain for his exclusion from FIFA's Best World Player award final three, the FC boys debate if Kylian Mbappe has a better argument than his compatriot. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop wonders if Antoine Griezmann's recent trophy success is enough to catapult him into the Ballon d'Or discussion. Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone insists Antoine Griezmann is excited to still be at the club and believes their Champions League draw is tough. Antoine Griezmann has opened the door to the possibility of one day joining David Beckham's Inter Miami. Beckham's new club was recently unveiled with the name Club Internacional de Futbol Miami — Inter Miami CF — and will join Major League S...

Neuer: Germany knew change was desperately needed

Germany's Manuel Neuer admits that the team needed to change a lot of things after they failed to qualify for the knockout stages at the 2018 World Cup.