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newsfootball4 months ago

Didier Deschamps will remain France coach and his will to continue is strong, asserts Noel Le Graet

French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has confirmed that Didier Deschamps will remain in charge of France until after the 2022 World Cup. Les Bleus endured a disappointing Euro 2020 campaign with the 2018 World Cup champions knocked out in the round of 16 by Switzerland.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Think it’s positive pressure on France as they are favourites to lift Euro 2020, admits Robert Pires

France legend Robert Pires believes that all the pressure surrounding Les Blues is positive pressure because of their favourite tag at the Euro 2020 with many expecting them to win. Didier Deschamps side have had an average tournament so far with two draws and a win in their group stages.
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featurefootball4 months ago

An ode to Euro 2020’s Group of Death; Thank you for finally making our dreams come true

Let’s be honest, the last year has been crap. Sure, we haven’t had to endure a world war that devastated a world, a civil war that could potentially destroy a country or even a dictatorship like one the world has never seen before. But this is the modern world and thus we’ve had a modern issue.
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newsfootball4 months ago

France forward Ousmane Dembele ruled out of Euro 2020 with knee injury

France have confirmed that Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out of the remainder of Euro 2020 after he suffered an injury to his knee during their 1-1 draw against Hungary. The Barcelona forward was brought on as a substitute in Budapest but had to be replaced less than half an hour later.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Winning at the highest level is very difficult and staying there even more so, asserts Didier Deschamps

France head coach Didier Deschamps has tempered expectations and the hype surrounding Les Blues’ with the 2018 World Cup winners the favourites to win the Euro 2020. The 2016 finalists have been placed in Group F alongside Portugal, Germany and Hungary, and face Germany in their first game.
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featurefootball4 months ago

Why your team will suck at the Euro 2020: France and their dreams of a double-double

Pragmatic, energetic, lethal bursts on counter and that’s despite having what many are calling the greatest talent pool in the world. So good that their U21 side could play the Euros and still win despite the fact that they lost in the quarter-finals of the U21 Euros. So, here’s why France sucks.
Siddhant Lazar
newsfootball5 months ago

Being called up was special day but also little shock for me, admits Karim Benzema

In light of his first call-up for France in six years, Karim Benzema has confessed that it came as a shock to him with Didier Deschamps saying nothing to him in a conversation prior to that. The Real Madrid striker had been frozen out of the team and missed out on the 2016 Euros and 2018 World Cup.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Never said that Karim Benzema was not selectable, asserts Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps has admitted that Karim Benzema was never out of the selection race as far as the French National team has been concerned. The 33-year-old has been fine form for Real Madrid registering 29 goals and eight assists in 45 appearances for Real Madrid across all competitions.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Karim Benzema named in France’s Euro 2020 squad for first international call up since 2015

Didier Deschamps has named France’s final shortlisted squad for the postponed Euro 2020, which will kick off from June 11th, with Karim Benzema joining Kylian Mbappe and co in the 26 man squad. The Les Bleus have been placed in Group F for the tournament alongside Germany, Hungary and Portugal.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Reports | Aymeric Laporte to switch allegiance from France to Spain ahead of Euro 2020

According to Goal, Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is set to switch allegiances from France to Spain so that he can play at the postponed Euro 2020. The 26-year-old played for Les Blues at the youth level but has struggled to break into the senior team for the 2018 World Cup winners.
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