France

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

Chelsea sign France Under-21 defender Gusto

Chelsea continued their winter spending spree by announcing on Sunday they have completed the signing of France under-21 right-back Malo Gusto from Lyon.

January 7, 2023
January 7, 2023

France head coach Deschamps extends contract until 2026

France head coach Didier Deschamps has extended his contract until June 2026, the French football federation (FFF) said in a statement on Saturday.

January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023

PSG's Messi to be rested for French Cup match

Lionel Messi will be rested for Paris St Germain's French Cup game at third division side Chateauroux as the Argentine forward needs more time to recover from his world Cup winning campaign, coach Christophe Galtier said on Thursday.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

'French didn't mention this' - referee hits back in criticism over Argentina goal

The World Cup final ended nearly a week ago but the drama around it continued as the match referee showed a photo on his phone during a news conference to respond to claims that Lionel Messi's extra-time goal should not have stood.

December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022

Jubilant welcome for French team on World Cup return

Supporters packed a square in central Paris on Monday to give a rousing welcome to the French football team despite their loss to Argentina in a nail-biting World Cup final.

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

French team to meet fans on World Cup return: Federation

Fans will on Monday get the chance to meet the national team on its return from Qatar where they lost to Argentina in a nail-biting World Cup final, the French Football Federation (FFF) said.

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

Benzema bids farewell to France

Ballon D'Or winner Karim Benzema announced he was ending his international career on Monday, the day after France lost in the World Cup final to Argentina.

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

'Cruel' loss for Lloris after World Cup final 'boxing match'

France captain Hugo Lloris admitted Sunday's World Cup final defeat to Lionel Messi's Argentina was "cruel" and likened the pulsating showpiece to a "boxing match".

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

France coach Deschamps rues 'cruel' World Cup final defeat

France coach Didier Deschamps said the way his team lost Sunday's World Cup final against Argentina was "cruel" after they came from behind twice over the course of the game only to succumb in a penalty shoot-out.

December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022

Is Cristiano supporting Messi in the World Cup final?

Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer at the World Cup, although that doesn't mean he no longer has an interest in who takes the new world throne, which will be decided between France and Argentina.