1. Ranking the France Players on Their World Cup Group-Stage Form

    With their first objective of finishing top of FIFA World Cup Group E now accomplished, France are looking towards the latter stages with optimism. Next up, in the last 16, are Group F runners-up Nigeria...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 2 months ago 1,607 reads 3 comments

  2. 5 Things for France Fans to Look Forward to Following Draw with Ecuador

    France's 0-0 draw with Ecuador secured Didier Deschamps ' men finishing top of Group E and with it a round of 16 clash with Nigeria...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 2 months ago 325 reads 1 comments

  3. Deschamps Changes Stall French Momentum

    France's 0-0 draw with Ecuador was enough to secure them top spot in FIFA World Cup Group E, and Didier Deschamps' men advance to the last 16, where they will now face Nigeria.....

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 2 months ago 169 reads 0 comments

  4. Why France's Draw with Ecuador Sets Up Les Bleus for World Cup Knockout Stage

    France, in the space of two weeks, have gone from World Cup outsiders, to dark horse, to favourites. Wednesday night’s 0-0 draw with Ecuador was perhaps the best thing that could have happened to Didier Deschamps’ men...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 2 months ago 1,335 reads 2 comments

  5. Ecuador vs. France: 6 Things We Learned

    France have qualified as the top team in the FIFA World Cup’s Group E after a 0-0 draw with Ecuador in Rio de Janeiro, and they will face Nigeria in the last 16...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 2 months ago 4,755 reads 9 comments

  6. Switzerland Name XI to Face Ecuador

    #ECU LINE-UP: Dominguez, Guagua, Erazo, Paredes, Noboa, Montero, W. Ayovi, E. Valencia, Minda, Arroyo (c), A...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 2 months ago 10 reads 0 comments

  7. Schneiderlin Starts for France vs. Ecuador

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  8. New-Look France Emerging as Team to Watch

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  9. Ecuador vs. France: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and 2014 World Cup Preview

    France have arguably been the most impressive side in the World Cup so far, having eased to victories against Honduras and Switzerland to cement their place very nearly in the last 16...

    Stuart Newman Written by Stuart Newman about 2 months ago 1,437 reads 15 comments

  10. Sissoko Soaring for Ambitious France

    Didier Deschamps saw it all in advance. In a midfield crowded like a rush-hour station against Switzerland, the France coach decided to drop gifted youngster Paul Pogba for the lower-key, less spectacular qualities of Moussa Sissoko...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 2 months ago 62 reads 0 comments

  11. Henry: This Generation Can Lift Trophies

    Thierry Henry has seen and done it all with France. The only Frenchman to have taken part in four FIFA World Cup™ tournaments, he experienced a massive high on home soil in ...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 2 months ago 185 reads 0 comments

  12. Key Selection Dilemmas for France in World Cup Clash with Ecuador

    Only a complete collapse from France will now stop them advancing into the round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup and it is with this knowledge that Didier Deschamps has some interesting ...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 2 months ago 1,779 reads 1 comments

  13. How Far Can Happy and Uninhibited France Realistically Go at the World Cup?

    France have been one of the major surprises of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil so far. Not because they are missing supposed key players and therefore expectations were lowered—there ...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 2 months ago 2,739 reads 25 comments

  14. 'Zero Risk' of South Africa Repeat for France

    French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has told RMC there is "zero risk" of the current France squad repeating the controversies of previous tournaments...

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  15. France World Cup Team Being Shaped in the Image of Didier Deschamps

    Famously once described as “un porteur d’eau” (a water carrier, per Goal.com ) by former French international teammate Eric Cantona, Didier Deschamps is now coaching ...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 2 months ago 3,088 reads 10 comments

  16. Didier Deschamps' Selection of Giroud Proves to Be a Masterstroke

    After criticisim for fielding Giroud and Sissoko, Deschamps was praised when the players became key for France's 5-2 win over Switzerland.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 2 months ago 256 reads 0 comments

  17. 5 Things for France Fans to Look Forward to in Wake of Win vs. Switzerland

    France’s 5-2 mauling of Switzerland has seen Didier Deschamp ’s men announce themselves as genuine contenders for the FIFA World Cup title in Brazil...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 2 months ago 1,067 reads 0 comments

  18. Le Petit Velo Enjoying 2nd Chance

    France's pint-sized pocket rocket Mathieu Valbuena is showing every one he means business at the World Cup.....

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 2 months ago 213 reads 0 comments

  19. France Finding Success with Musketeer Spirit After Ego-Driven Disaster of 2010

    To reflect on France’s impressive start to this World Cup, it is worth remembering just how bad things got for Les Bleus at the same tournament four years ago...

    Alex Dimond Written by Alex Dimond about 2 months ago 20,016 reads 32 comments

  20. A France Side Playing with Such Confidence and Unity

    It's become a bigger issue at France's press conferences than questions of form and fitness. "But what is the morale like in the squad?" is the question soon posed by journalists, and it is difficult to blame them for such lines of enquiry...

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  21. Switzerland vs. France: 6 Things We Learned

    France thumped neighbours Switzerland 5-2 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador to secure an impressive second consecutive FIFA World Cup win to take total control of Group E...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 2 months ago 5,169 reads 11 comments

  22. Olivier Giroud Justifies Place as France Destroy Swiss with Free-Flowing Attack

    In France’s second game in Group E, Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud justified his inclusion to Didier Deschamps with a goal and an assist against Switzerland in their dominating 5-2 victory on Friday evening...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 2 months ago 17,650 reads 74 comments

  23. Karim Benzema Scores World-Class Disallowed Goal Just After Full Time

    Karim Benzema missed out on adding another outstanding goal to his burgeoning World Cup collection—because it came just moments after the final whistle had blown...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 2 months ago 14,438 reads 12 comments

  24. Yohan Cabaye's Epic Miss as Karim Benzema Misses France Penalty

    France were running riot over Switzerland in their Group E clash, but it could have been even worse for the Swiss but for Yohan Cabaye 's epic miss...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 2 months ago 7,391 reads 3 comments

  25. Report: Giroud, Sissoko Start; Griezmann, Pogba Dropped

    L'Equipe & beIN Sports now also reporting that Giroud & Sissoko are in for Griezmann & Pogba vs. Switzerland. #FRA #SUI.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 2 months ago 26 reads 0 comments