France

Every September, the excitement builds. And, as always, France is preparing itself for a new European campaign. There will be five clubs from “L’Hexagone” competing this season: Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon and Lille in the Champions League, plus Saint-Etienne and Rennes in the Europa League. Due to Strasbourg’s elimination in the Europa League playoff round this
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Antoine Griezmann missed another penalty for France, but the world champs beat Andorra 3-0. Subscribe to ESPN+ to watch more Euro 2020 qualifiers. Antoine Griezmann is denied from the spot again for France in Euro 2020 qualifying. Watch France-Andorra on ESPN+. Frank Leboeuf explains why he feels Belgium, not France, are the current favourites to
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French Football Association President Noel Le Graet does not want games stopped for anti-gay chants. French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet said he wanted referees not to interrupt matches in case of anti-gay chants, despite new rules introduced by the FFF this season that permit such interruptions. The FFF introduced new rules this season
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Now that the summer transfer window is finally shut, ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop gives his picks for the best five. Olivier Giroud is keen to play in MLS before the end of his career, the France international revealed in an interview on French television on Wednesday. “MLS, for my family, my children who speak English,
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Mark Ogden evaluates the current squad depth, who are the leaders within the team and what United are missing. Steve Nicol explains how much blame should be placed on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after winning only one league game in the last nine. Alexis Nunes is joined by Julien Laurens and Mark Ogden to address the
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Patrice Evra won five Premier League titles with Manchester United. Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has retired from football aged 38, the player has announced. The former France international made 379 appearances for United, having arrived from Monaco in 2006, and won five Premier League titles whilst at Old Trafford, as well as the
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On the one year anniversary of their World Cup triumph, ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens delves into the chances this France side will win more silverware. France international forward Nabil Fekir has completed a move to Real Betis from Lyon, the clubs announced on Monday. The contract runs through 2023, with the Lyon saying the deal
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Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar joined France internationals Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba in paying their respects to Notre Dame cathedral after the 850-year-old Parisian landmark was partially destroyed by a fire on Monday night. Firefighters managed to control the blaze after nine hours and were able to save the cathedral’s main stone structure, but the spire
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Despite another routine win for Barcelona in La Liga, questions remain over Philippe Coutinho who underwhelmed again for the Spanish giants. Barcelona went behind early to Rayo Vallecano, but responded with three, including Lionel Messi’s goal in his 800th career game. Barcelona continue their commitment to gender equality in football with their #wearefootballers campaign on
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