City star says France omissions ‘personal’

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte believes his failure to secure a place in the France side is down to

personal reasons
.
The centre-half featured at various youth levels for France and made 19 appearances for the Under-21s, but is yet to make his debut for the read more...

Varane backs Les Bleues for success

Raphael Varane believes France's women can emulate their male counterparts by winning next summer's World Cup.
Varane played a key role in helping Didier Deschamps' side claim their second global title in Russia, bouncing back from losing out in the final of Euro 2016 on home soil. The 25-ye read more...

Henry backs compatriot for Ballon d’Or

Monaco boss Thierry Henry believes a French player should be awarded the Ballon d'Or after their exploits at the World Cup.
Les Bleus lifted the World Cup for just the second time in their history over the summer, with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane all putt read more...

Matuidi plans 2020 retirement

France midfielder Blaise Matuidi says he will retire from international football after Euro 2020.
The Juventus star has won 72 caps for his country since making his debut in 2010 and played an integral role as Les Bleus won this summer's World Cup in Russia. Matuidi featured in all seven mat read more...

Young perplexed by Martial’s international absence

Manchester United's Ashley Young is confused at team-mate Anthony Martial's continued omission from France's national team.
Martial endured a difficult 2017/18 campaign, scoring just nine goals from 30 Premier League games, and he was left out of Les Bleus' World Cup-winning squad for the ma read more...

Deschamps fires back at Koscielny

France boss Didier Deschamps has rejected Laurent Koscielny's claim he was

forgotten about
when missing the World Cup through injury.
The Arsenal defender was not involved in France's triumphant summer in Russia as he was on the sidelines with an Achilles injury and read more...

Giroud talks up France’s chances

France striker Olivier Giroud is confident France can follow up their World Cup success by winning the European Championships in 2020.
France achieved the same feat two decades ago and confidence is high amongst the French camp after their success this summer. Giroud played a big part as he read more...

Lloris leaps to Pogba’s defence

Hugo Lloris has jumped to the defence of France team-mate Paul Pogba by highlighting the role he played in their World Cup success.
Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris and Manchester United midfielder Pogba were part of the France team that secured glory in Russia this summer, but Pogba has come und read more...

Deschamps hails Pogba for World Cup leadership

France coach Didier Deschamps feels Paul Pogba was a role model for the younger team members during their World Cup triumph.
Pogba was one of Les Bleus' star players during the Russia showpiece, rising from a mediocre domestic season with Manchester United to stamp his authority on the great read more...

Pogba deserves individual accolade – Deschamps

France boss Didier Deschamps believes midfielder Paul Pogba has done enough to win the Ballon d'Or this year.
The Manchester United midfielder played a key role in helping Les Bleus to win their first World Cup since lifting the famous trophy on home soil in 1998. His performances in Russia read more...