1. 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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  2. 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 4 months ago 5,219 reads 11 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 17,690 reads 74 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 14,480 reads 12 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 7,424 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 29 reads 0 comments

  7. Les Bleus Have Forgotten the Blues, Says Tottenham's Hugo Lloris

    Four years to the day since France's last World Cup campaign was undermined by a player rebellion, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris insists the mood could not be any more different among Les Bleus in Brazil...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 4 months ago 130 reads 0 comments

  8. Why France Defender Mamadou Sakho Should Be Dropped for Laurent Koscielny

    France's routine victory over Honduras did not throw up too many moments of controversy, unless you're one of the people out there that is yet to come to grips with goal-line technology, Jonathan Pearce I'm looking at you...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 4 months ago 41 reads 0 comments

  9. Yohan Cabaye Fit to Return for France in Vital Game Against Switzerland

    The France coach, Didier Deschamps, has promised Yohan Cabaye will be fit for Friday's game against Switzerland and expressed the hope the match can live up to the previous two in Salvador, both high-scoring and eventful encounters...

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  10. Griezmann: You Can Send Benzema a Missile and He'll Control It

    France international forward, Antoine Griezmann was happy to be called up for France's 2014 World Cup but didn't expect that Franck Ribery would soon be sidelined and that the Real ...

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  11. Changes France Should Consider in Their World Cup Clash with Switzerland

    After destroying Honduras 3-0, France are in pole position to progress to the knockout stages of the World Cup...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 4 months ago 516 reads 3 comments

  12. Cabaye the Understated Untouchable

    France have come a long way since they were beaten 2-0 by Ukraine in their FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kiev last November, a result that left Les Bleus' Brazilian aspirations hanging by a thread...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 4 months ago 206 reads 0 comments

  13. Key Selection Dilemmas for France in World Cup Clash with Switzerland

    Right now, Didier Deschamps doesn’t have a care in the world. As Patrice Evra said in Wednesday’s press conference, the only worrying thing is how well everything is going ...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 4 months ago 1,416 reads 0 comments

  14. Key Battles That Will Shape France's Clash with Switzerland

    SALVADOR, Brazil — With France and Switzerland both having won their opening World Cup games, this match could effectively be a play-off to decide who tops the group...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 4 months ago 821 reads 1 comments

  15. Stat Preview: Switzerland vs France

    Second meets first in Salvador on Friday, and with both sides looking much too strong in Group E so far, it may be a case for both sides wanting the draw – although, Karim Benzema ...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 4 months ago 262 reads 0 comments

  16. Ranking France's 5 Greatest Wingers of All Time

    With no Franck Ribery in Brazil this summer, France have been deprived of the talents of one of their greatest-ever wide men...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 4 months ago 1,479 reads 7 comments

  17. France Require Improvement Despite Emphatic World Cup Start

    A smashing win over Honduras had France admirers salivating, but there is still room for improvement ahead of their next game...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 4 months ago 226 reads 0 comments

  18. Why Patrice Evra Is Under Most Pressure for France Following Win vs. Honduras

    It was almost a dream start for France in Porto Alegre. The 3-0 win over Honduras was a brilliant result for Didier Deschamps’ team...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 4 months ago 5,707 reads 4 comments

  19. Valbuena: France Are Feeling Positive

    Mathieu Valbuena has a useful habit of bouncing back from adversity. It seemed at one point as if his days with France were numbered, but the Marseille man fought his way back into ...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 4 months ago 75 reads 0 comments

  20. Deschamps Pleased with France Opener

    France made a statement in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ opener, brushing aside 10-man Honduras 3-0 in Porto Alegre.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 4 months ago 75 reads 0 comments

  21. Pogba Urged to Keep Calm in World Cup After France Beat Honduras

    France midfielder Paul Pogba will head into the rest of the World Cup with express instructions not to lose his cool or react to provocation.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 4 months ago 437 reads 0 comments

  22. 5 Things for France Fans to Look Forward to in Wake of Win vs. Honduras

    France opened their FIFA World Cup account with a 3-0 win over Group E minnows Honduras in Porto Alegre. Under pressure to perform in Brazil, Karim Benzema rose to the occasion to ...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 4 months ago 1,122 reads 3 comments

  23. Mathieu Valbuena Is Still Short, as Images from France vs. Honduras Show

    France's Mathieu Valbuena , according to UEFA , stands 1.67m tall (that's around 5'6"). He is, by football standards, quite short...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 4 months ago 19,199 reads 8 comments

  24. Cabaye the Pass Master in France's New Triumvirate

    There was less than a minute remaining when Yohan Cabaye was rumbled. He had played a part in creating two of France's three goals against Honduras and looked like a man highly satisfied ...

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  25. Three Thoughts: France 3, Honduras 0

    France's 3-0 win over Honduras in one sentence: A victory for brawn over brain, as France out-passed and out-thought their physical (and at times reckless) opponents...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 4 months ago 2,020 reads 0 comments