1. 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 months ago 11,175 reads 65 comments

  2. 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 8 months ago 5,034 reads 28 comments

  3. Valbuena: 'France Inefficient'

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

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 8 months ago 99 reads 0 comments

  4. Deschamps: 'Experience the Key'

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

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 8 months ago 48 reads 0 comments

  5. 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...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 8 months ago 4,961 reads 8 comments

  6. 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 ...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 8 months ago 9,038 reads 4 comments

  7. 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...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 8 months ago 2,288 reads 2 comments

  8. 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.....

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 8 months ago 565 reads 1 comments

  9. 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, ...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 8 months ago 3,264 reads 16 comments

  10. 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...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 8 months ago 365 reads 0 comments

  11. 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...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 8 months ago 93 reads 0 comments

  12. Varane Hospitalised for Dehydration

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

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 8 months ago 197 reads 0 comments

  13. 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.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 8 months ago 256 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 ...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 8 months ago 3,292 reads 6 comments

  15. 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 ...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 8 months ago 2,318 reads 4 comments

  16. Paul Pogba vs. Nigeria

    The French World Cup winning team of 1998 are the inspiration for this current France side, with Les Blues manager Didier Deschamps leading his team to the quarter finals of the World Cup, like he had done 16 years ago as a player in Lens...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 8 months ago 14 reads 0 comments

  17. France Have Nothing to Fear but Manuel Neuer in World Cup Quarter-Final

    European heavyweights France and Germany both won through to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-final on Monday evening after the duo saw off African pair Nigeria and Algeria, respectively...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 9,813 reads 56 comments

  18. Johnson: Griezmann Introduction Pays off for France

    France are into the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals for the seventh time in their history, but they were made to work hard by a determined Nigeria side in Brasilia...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 8 months ago 102 reads 0 comments

  19. Pogba: No Words for That Moment

    France midfielder Paul Pogba hailed his crucial goal as one of the best moments of his life as Les Bleus swept into the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals after beating Nigeria 2-0 in Brasilia...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 8 months ago 203 reads 0 comments

  20. Deschamps Plays Down Title Talk

    France Coach Didier Deschamps has played down talk of his team winning the World Cup following their progression to the quarter-finals.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 8 months ago 115 reads 0 comments

  21. France vs. Nigeria: 6 Things We Learned

    France have qualified for the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup after a 2-0 win over Nigeria in Brasilia, and they will face either Germany or Algeria for a place in the final four...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 8 months ago 4,111 reads 4 comments

  22. Deschamps' Tinkering Not Enough to Undermine France Team Spirit vs. Nigeria

    France have reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but they needed a better-late-than-never substitution from Didier Deschamps to overcome the coach's ineffective tinkering with the starting XI...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 8 months ago 7,393 reads 19 comments

  23. France Fans Flood Streets of Paris

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  24. World Cup Schedule 2014: Fixtures, Kick-off Time Table, Predictions for Day 19

    It will not come as a surprise to many that the World Cup in Brazil has become increasingly dominated by South and Central American sides...

    Danny  Collins Written by Danny Collins about 8 months ago 4,584 reads 0 comments

  25. Pogba Points the Way for Next Generation of Stars

    This could well be Lionel Messi's World Cup, but it has also been a World Cup for a glimpse of the next great generation of footballers, post-Messi and post-Cristiano Ronaldo.....

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 8 months ago 399 reads 0 comments