1. From Public Enemy to Understated Leader

    Castigated after France's players boycotted training at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Patrice Evra has rebuilt his reputation under Didier Deschamps and is sure to start against Nigeria...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 3 months ago 118 reads 0 comments

  2. Deschamps: I'm Proud of My Players

    France's superb showings at Brazil 2014 have been greeted by a wave of excitement back home, and also by more than a little head-scratching...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 3 months ago 112 reads 1 comments

  3. Stats Preview: France vs. Nigeria

    France's impressive two opening group games ensured that they wouldn't find themselves facing Argentina in the last 16, instead they find themselves facing Stephen Kwasi's Nigeria side, ...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 3 months ago 243 reads 0 comments

  4. Nigeria Could Be the Perfect Opponents for France on Monday

    No more second chances, no more room for error. The knockout phase of the 2014 World Cup has begun, and no matter how well you played to get here, it can all disappear in an instant...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 3 months ago 9,177 reads 15 comments

  5. France's Yohan Cabaye Puts Lid on 'unnecessary Pressure' Before Nigeria

    France's Yohan Cabaye returns to the starting lineup for their last-16 game against Nigeria on Monday with a strong message for his team-mates: don't be overconfident...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 3 months ago 115 reads 0 comments

  6. France Benefitting from Under-the-Radar Presence and Mobile, Fast-Paced Attack

    One of the World Cup nations to have impressed the most in the group stages in Brazil have been France, with Didier Deschamps' side winning Group E unbeaten and receiving a favourable draw in the last 16...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 6,697 reads 15 comments

  7. VIDEO: Pitch Invader Interrupts France's Training Session

    As the French team prepared for their round of 16 match against Nigeria, their training session took an unexpected turn Friday.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 3 months ago 218 reads 0 comments

  8. Sagna Won't Be Practicing Ramadan in Brazil

    With Ramadan beginning this Saturday evening, a number of World Cup players and squads are set to be physically tested by the Islamic tradition.....

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 3 months ago 354 reads 0 comments

  9. 5 Positives for France to Take from Their World Cup Group-Stage Performances

    After three group games, France’s report card reads as follows: Eight goals scored, two goals conceded, seven points and no defeats. Most importantly, everyone is happy and together...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 3 months ago 1,818 reads 5 comments

  10. France vs. Nigeria Betting Odds, World Cup Preview, Prediction

    An African squad has never advanced past the quarterfinals of the World Cup, and odds are stacked high against Nigeria and Algeria doing it this summer...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Mike Pickett about 3 months ago 11,227 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 1,625 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 345 reads 1 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 169 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 1,357 reads 2 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 4,784 reads 9 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 12 reads 0 comments

  17. Schneiderlin Starts for France vs. Ecuador

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  18. New-Look France Emerging as Team to Watch

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 3 months ago 119 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 1,457 reads 15 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 63 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 185 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 1,799 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 2,758 reads 25 comments

  24. '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...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 3 months ago 106 reads 1 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 3,118 reads 10 comments