1. Depay, Pogba and Varane Make Up Best Young Player Shortlist

    FIFA's Technical Study Group (TSG) today released the shortlist for the Hyundai Best Young Player Award, featuring three up-and-coming performers that have starred at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™...

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  2. Pogba, Varane and Depay Up for Best Young Player

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  3. 5 Defining Moments in France's 2014 World Cup Campaign

    With France’s FIFA World Cup campaign now consigned to memory, coach Didier Deschamps and his players can reflect on their progress and be happy with their efforts...

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  4. 5 France Players Whose Stock Fell at 2014 World Cup

    Although there were no obvious underperformers for France at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, there are a number of players in the squad whose stock has fallen...

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  5. 5 Players France Should Call Up Following 2014 World Cup Campaign

    Following on from France’s quarter-final FIFA World Cup exit, Les Bleus’ defeat at the hands of Germany now looks more respectable in light of the 7-1 thrashing that the Germans handed out to hosts Brazil in their semi-final clash...

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  6. Predicting the France Squad for the 2018 World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup has been a huge success for France. They no longer have to remember the awful disappointment of 2010 and can look to the future...

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  7. 5 France Players Whose Stock Increased at 2014 World Cup

    Prior to this summer’s FIFA World Cup, little was expected of a France team that scraped past Ukraine 3-2 on aggregate in the play-offs after a heroic 3-0 second leg victory in Paris...

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  8. 5 Players France Should Axe Following 2014 World Cup Campaign

    Following France’s FIFA World Cup quarter-final exit to Germany, coach Didier Deschamps will now be turning his attention toward the 2016 UEFA European Championship on home soil...

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  9. Why World Cup 2014 Was Ideal Stepping Stone to Euro 2016 Success for France

    France are now out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup following Friday's 1-0 defeat to Germany in Rio de Janeiro ...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 7 days ago 11,028 reads 56 comments

  10. 5 Players Who Enhanced Their Reputations for France at the World Cup

    In any football tournament across the globe, it is always tough to go out at the quarter-final stage. You are two games from a historic final, but you feel like you are still in the early stages of competition...

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  11. Karim Benzema's Vanishing Act Cost France When It Mattered Most

    The stage was all set for Karim Benzema . Coming off the joy of lifting the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid , the injury to Franck Ribery meant that in an attacking sense, the team was his...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 8 days ago 10,670 reads 65 comments

  12. France Undone by Inferior Collective Experience in Germany World Cup Defeat

    France are out of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil after a 1-0 defeat to Germany at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Friday...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 9 days ago 4,878 reads 28 comments

  13. Valbuena: 'France Inefficient'

    Mathieu Valbuena saw France “lack attacking efficiency” in their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Germany.....

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  14. Deschamps: 'Experience the Key'

    France Coach Didier Deschamps felt the crucial difference between his side and Germany was “experience...

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  15. Mathieu Valbuena Gets Paired with the Tallest Mascot, Hilarity Ensues

    Mathieu Valbuena 's unfortunate summer of being made to look even shorter than he already is continues...

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  16. France Players Recreate 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Scene in World Cup Training

    France face Germany for a place in the World Cup semi-finals on Friday. As part of their preparations, some of the team were spotted chest-thumping, recreating a scene from The Wolf of Wall Street ...

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  17. Why Paul Pogba Is Primed for Lead Role in World Cup Quarter-Final vs. Germany

    France’s Paul Pogba made the ultimate difference in Les Bleus ’ 2-0 FIFA World Cup last 16 win over Nigeria in Brasilia on Monday and is now set to play a key role in the quarter-final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro on Friday...

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  18. Tough-Tackling Neuer Evokes French Nightmares

    Manuel Neuer's display against Algeria has haunted France with memories of one of the World Cup's most notorious incidents.....

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  19. Key Battles That Will Shape France's World Cup Quarter-Final Clash with Germany

    After 56 games, only eight teams remain at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. We are down to the business end of the tournament, and after some tense and tight matches in the round of 16, ...

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  20. Stat Preview: France vs Germany

    On the fourth of July, France and Germany face off in a duel of European heavyweights at the Estádio Maracanã...

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  21. Yohan Cabaye Warns France Must Stay Humble to Survive Germany Showdown

    Yohan Cabaye has warned France they will be on the first plane out of Brazil if they get carried away with their own success before Friday's quarter-final against Germany in Rio...

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  22. Varane Hospitalised for Dehydration

    It's reported Raphael Varane spent the night in hospital for dehydration after France's game with Nigeria.....

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  23. In Praise of France's Decision Not to Shelter the Ball by the Corner Flag

    When France were awarded a corner in the 91st minute against Nigeria they could have kept the ball and protected their lead, but they went on the attack and scored. Good for them.....

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  24. Hard-Fought Win vs. Nigeria Emphasises Mamadou Sakho's Key Role for France

    France have now kept three clean sheets in the four FIFA World Cup matches they have played in Brazil so far, yet the latest—a narrow 2-0 victory over a determined Nigeria side ...

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  25. Antoine Griezmann Should Continue His Role as Super-Sub Against Germany

    Antoine Griezmann 's impact was hard to miss on Monday evening. With the scores level between France and Nigeria, the Real Sociedad striker came into the game with ...

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