1. France vs. Honduras: 6 Things We Learned

    PARIS—France got their FIFA World Cup campaign off to a fantastic start with a straightforward 3-0 win over Group E minnows Honduras in Porto Alegre...

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  2. Why Karim Benzema Is Under Most Pressure for France at the World Cup

    With Franck Ribery missing for France in Brazil, Karim Benzema is now the most experienced member of Didier Deschamps’ 23-man squad...

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  3. Why Blaise Matuidi Will Be France's Surprise Weapon at the World Cup

    France prepare to kick off their FIFA World Cup campaign against Honduras in Porto Alegre , Brazil, on Sunday and all eyes will be on star talents such as Karim Benzema , Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann ...

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  4. France's Key Weapon and Achilles' Heel at 2014 World Cup

    France travel to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup buoyed with optimism after an 8-0 hammering of Jamaica last Sunday...

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  5. Why Antoine Griezmann Must Be Handed a World Cup Starting Spot for France

    Following last week’s news that Franck Ribery will miss the FIFA World Cup, per ESPN FC , the talk prior to France’s 8-0 mauling of Jamaica was of how coach Didier Deschamps would compensate for the absence of Les Bleus’ talisman...

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  6. Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena Show France There Is Life After Franck Ribery

    France finished their FIFA World Cup preparations in the best possible way with a thumping 8-0 win over Jamaica at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille on Sunday...

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  7. How Franck Ribery-Less France Will Line Up vs. Jamaica in International Friendly

    France take on Jamaica at Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday for the last of three FIFA World Cup warm-up matches...

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  8. Why Karim Benzema Is France's Biggest World Cup Headache

    Real Madrid ’s Karim Benzema is yet to feature for France as they continue to prepare for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil...

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  9. Film Focus: Olivier Giroud's Frustration vs. Paraguay Exposed France's Limits

    Olivier Giroud put in a good individual performance in France’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay in their second FIFA World Cup warm-up match at OGC Nice ’s Allianz Riviera on Sunday...

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  10. France's Franck Ribery Injury Concerns Tempered by Antoine Griezmann's Emergence

    Prior to France’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay in their latest FIFA World Cup warm-up match at OGC Nice ’s Allianz Riviera, speculation was swirling regarding Bayern ...

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  11. Film Focus: Mathieu Valbuena Masterclass Reasserts France Credentials vs. Norway

    STADE DE FRANCE, PARIS— Olympique de Marseille ’s Mathieu Valbuena emphatically reasserted his claims to a starting berth for France at this summer’s ...

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  12. Why France Coach Didier Deschamps Will Regret Snubbing Samir Nasri

    When France national team coach Didier Deschamps announced his decision to leave Manchester City ’s Samir Nasri out of his 23-man FIFA World Cup squad—not ...

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  13. How France Will Line Up Against Norway in International Friendly

    Before departing for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, France welcome Norway to the Stade de France for the first of three warm-up matches on Tuesday...

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  14. Bayern Munich Winger Franck Ribery's Top 6 France Moments

    Franck Ribery will once again enter a FIFA World Cup as one of France’s key players, yet the Bayern Munich man’s inability to replicate his club form on the international stage remains one of Les Bleus ' biggest problems...

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  15. Why World Cup Form Will Dictate Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema's France Futures

    France will head to this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil buoyed by their heroic 3-2 aggregate play-off triumph over Ukraine and the subsequent good form created by that impressive comeback...

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  16. France World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament

    Usually the centre of massive controversy at major international tournaments, France will be aiming to get through this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil without incident...

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  17. France 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad: Player-by-Player Guide

    France coach Didier Deschamps was hit with a late double injury headache as both Franck Ribery and Clement Grenier were ruled out of his final 23-man FIFA World Cup squad, just two days before the final warm-up clash with Jamaica in Lille...

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  18. Yohan Cabaye's Injury Scare Takes Edge off PSG's Record-Breaking Win vs. Lille

    Paris Saint-Germain set a new all-time Ligue 1 points record of 86 with their 3-1 win away at Lille OSC on Saturday, but the French champions’ record-breaking achievements were dampened by a first-half injury to midfielder Yohan Cabaye ...

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  19. FFP Sanctions Could Be a Blessing in Disguise for Ligue 1 Champions PSG

    Paris Saint-Germain finally sealed a second consecutive Ligue 1 title on Wednesday, but they had to rely on En Avant de Guingamp's 1-1 draw with AS Monaco to do so...

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  20. Paris Saint-Germain vs. Rennes: 6 Things We Learned

    Paris Saint-Germain have successfully defended their Ligue 1 title and—in doing so—have won the club’s maiden league and domestic cup double as well as the first back-to-back titles in their 44-year history...

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  21. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Transfer Makes More FFP Sense to PSG Than Edinson Cavani Sale

    Since Agence France-Presse revealed last Saturday that nine clubs are facing UEFA Financial Fair Play ( FFP ) sanctions, the debate surrounding prime suspects Paris Saint-Germain ...

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  22. 5 Potential Summer Transfer Targets for Paris Saint-Germain

    Despite Paris Saint-Germain’s impending punishment for overstepping the boundaries of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, according to Agence France-Presse on Saturday, this summer is still expected to be a busy one in the French capital...

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  23. 10 Ligue 1 Transfer Moves That Should Happen in Summer 2014

    Once again this summer, France and Ligue 1 will be looked towards as the source of plenty of good value-for-money business by a host of European sides...

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  24. Ranking France's 20 Greatest World Cup Goals

    What makes a great FIFA World Cup goal? Aside from outrageous finishes and moves featuring brilliant pieces of individual or collective skill, when ranking the greatest goals we ...

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  25. Sochaux vs. Paris Saint-Germain: 6 Things We Learned

    Paris Saint-Germain will have to wait a little while longer to secure their fourth Ligue 1 title after a 1-1 draw against FC Sochaux-Montbeliard on Sunday at Stade Bonal saw their lead at the top of Le Championnat cut to just eight points...

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