Deschamps not holding Benzema grudge

France coach Didier Deschamps says he does not hold a grudge against Karim Benzema and has claimed the Real Madrid striker could return to the national team. Benzema has been in international exile since being placed under formal investigation by French police in November 2015 over an alleged blackmail plot involving fellow France international Mathieu

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France monitoring Griezmann foot problem

France will assess Antoine Griezmann after the Atletico Madrid forward sustained a minor foot injury during Friday’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Sweden. According to reports, the 25-year-old has a swollen foot and Les Bleus’ medical staff are set to make a call on whether he can feature in Tuesday’s friendly with the Ivory

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Griezmann defends Pogba after France win

France forward Antoine Griezmann defended Paul Pogba after another disappointing display by the midfielder on Friday. Pogba struggled to have an impact but Didier Deschamps’ men still recorded a 4-1 victory over Bulgaria in World Cup qualifying. Griezmann, who scored once and set up another, urged calm about the Manchester United signing’s performance. “Paul needs

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Evra dropped from France squad

France boss Didier Deschamps has left veteran left-back Patrice Evra out of the squad to face Italy and Belarus next month. Juventus defender and former Les Bleus captain Evra has 80 caps for his country and was an ever-present on their run to the final of Euro 2016. But Deschamps suggested he is looking towards

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PSG to wear commemorative shirts

Paris Saint-Germain have announced they will wear special shirts to commemorate the victims of the attacks in France’s capital on Friday. French officials have said at least 129 people were killed in Paris, with hundreds others injured after what appeared to be co-ordinated terror attacks. Three fatalities were reported outside the Stade de France, where

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