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England undone by brilliance of 10-man France

England suffered a 3-2 defeat against France in Paris on Tuesday evening, despite the hosts being reduced to ten-men for much of the second half. There were emotional scenes before the match as the crowd joined


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Rare Lloris error helps Sweden take pole position

Sweden have leapfrogged France into first place in Group A of the Uefa World Cup qualifying Group A, courtesy of a rare Hugo Lloris blunder. Group A Olivier Giroud had fired France ahead at the Friends


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Euro 2016: Guide to the groups and full fixture list

England will look to take their 100% qualification record form into Euro 2016, when hosts France will aim to prevent Germany and Spain from winning a record fourth title… The draw for Euro 2016 took place


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Sagna accepts City move puts France place at risk

Bacary Sagna accepts that by moving to Manchester City, he has put his place in the France national side at risk. Having been a regular pick for Arsenal during his seven-year stint in the capital, the


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Unhappy Nasri ready to call time on international career

Samir Nasri has dropped a huge hint that he is about to call time on his international career with France. Despite playing a leading role in Manchester City’s Premier League success last season, the 27-year-old was


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France coach has no Nasri regrets despite Ribery absence

Didier Deschamps insists he does not regret including Samir Nasri in his World Cup plans, despite the absence of Franck Ribery. Nasri enjoyed a fine campaign for Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini’s side won a second


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Deschamps expects great things from France after booking Brazil berth

Didier Deschamps believes France can go on to achieve great things at the World Cup Finals, after they overcome Ukraine to book their place in Brazil. It looked bleak for Les Bleus when they lost the


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France blow big chance as Pedro puts Spain back in control

Spain are back in control of Group I after a narrow win in Paris. A surprise 1-1 draw against Finland in Gijon on Friday night suddenly put France in pole position for a place in Rio,


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France in pole position after Finland surprise Spain in Gijon

France could take a huge step towards World Cup qualification on Tuesday. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Valbuena and Franck Ribery gave Les Bleus a 3-1 home win against Georgia on Friday night, a match in


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Benzema insists he will never sing French national anthem

Don’t expect Karim Benzema to be belting out La Marseillaise anytime soon. The Real Madrid striker has gone eight successive matches without finding the back of the net for Les Bleus, a run stretching back to


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