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Nasri excluded from French team over Euro fiasco


July 28th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 27 (IANS) French Football Federation (FFF) Friday suspended Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri from the national football team for three games after his offensive remarks during Euro 2012 ... Read more...

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Deschamps is new France coach


July 9th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 9 (IANS) The French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed former captain Didier Deschamps as the new coach of the national team, replacing Laurent Blanc."Noel Gael, president of the ... Read more...

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Nasri, three others to face disciplinary charges


July 4th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 4 (IANS) France internationals Samir Nasri, Hatem ben Arfa, Yann M'Vila and Jeremy Menez will face a disciplinary commission over their actions at the Euro 2012 Football Championship, ... Read more...

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Didier Deschamps quits Marseille


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 2 (IANS) Didier Deschamps has quit as Marseille's coach, the club announced Monday, bolstering expectations that he will take over as the French team coach from Laurent Blanc."Olympique ... Read more...

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France coach Laurent Blanc resigns


July 1st, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French coach Laurent Blanc has left his job after refusing an extension to his contract, which expires Sunday, the French Football Federation said.France lost 2-0 ... Read more...

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French Football Federation rejects allegation of racist quotas


April 30th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Apr 29(ANI): French Football Federation (FFF) President Patrick Braouezec has denied allegations that the federation's officials have been attempting to introduce a limit on the number of players of African and ... Read more...

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French club president suspended over bid to buy Messi


March 11th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): The president of a French village side has been suspended for six months over a bid to sign Bracelona's ace playmaker Lionel Messi.Cédric Enjolras, the president of FC ... Read more...

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French players give up World Cup bonuses worth 2.5 million pounds


November 17th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17(ANI): French players have finally drawn a line under their disastrous World Cup campaign by agreeing to give up their bonuses worth 2.5 million pounds.French Football Federation (FFF) President Fernand ... Read more...

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New France coach suspends World Cup side for Norway friendly


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 23 (DPA) New France football coach Laurent Blanc will not select any of the 23 players who participated at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa for an upcoming friendly ... Read more...

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France coach Blanc to suspends entire World Cup squad


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The France national football team's newly appointed coach, Laurent Blanc, on Friday spoke with the country's football federation to request that none of the players who participated in ... Read more...

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French football federation head resigns after World Cup fiasco


June 28th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 28 (DPA) The head of France's governing football body, the French Football Federation (FFF), announced his resignation Monday in the wake of the humiliating performance of the national team in ... Read more...

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FIFA warns French government against meddling in football


June 26th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Football's ruling body FIFA has warned the French government to keep out of the workings of football, the organization's secretary general, Jerome Valcke, said Saturday. "I spoke to the ... Read more...

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Thierry Henry ‘cleared’ of role in World Cup revolt?


June 25th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 25 (ANI): French striker Thierry Henry's name has reportedly been cleared over the team's World Cup revolt, despite him being named as one of the mutiny's ringleaders.French FA ... Read more...

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French press scathing of Les Bleus’ World Cup performance


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): The French press have been predictably scathing today following Les Bleus' humiliating first-round exit at the World Cup.France crashed out of the tournament with a 2-1 defeat ... Read more...

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Sarkozy wants French football fiasco to lead to changes


June 21st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 21 (DPA) As French football suffers its blackest hour, President Nicolas Sarkozy is demanding that an accounting be made of the side's World Cup fiasco, an advisor to the ... Read more...

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French woes escalate as players boycott training


June 20th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Knysna (South Africa), June 20 (DPA) The troubled French national football team sunk deeper into disarray Sunday when it broke off an afternoon training session after a heated altercation between captain ... Read more...

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Anelka sent home after dressing-room outburst against coach


June 20th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 20(ANI): France striker Nicolas Anelka has been kicked out of the World Cup for a foul-mouthed dressing-room outburst against his coach Raymond Domenech.Anelka reportedly made obscene comments to ... Read more...

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Anelka kicked out of French team over insult: Reports


June 19th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Knysna (South Africa), June 19 (DPA) Nicolas Anelka did not take part in Saturday training with the French World Cup squad amid reports that he has been kicked out of the ... Read more...

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French team gifted sex toys to boost their World Cup scoring motivation!


June 12th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 11(ANI): The French World Cup team has been sent a pack of sex toys as the perfect gift before the arrival of their WAGs in South Africa today.France ... Read more...

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Evra’s coup gets French WAGS to attend World Cup opener against Uruguay


June 11th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 11(ANI): France skipper Patrice Evra has persuaded French officials to spend 200,000 pounds to make sure that the Les Bleus' World Cup WAGs are in South Africa today.Raymond ... Read more...

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France chosen to host Euro 2016


May 28th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 28 (DPA) France will host football's European Championships in 2016 after beating rivals Italy and Turkey in a vote Friday. The French bid was chosen in Geneva by UEFA's executive committee ... Read more...

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French Police questions football stars over Paris prostitution ring


April 19th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): French police has questioned two football stars in connection with an investigation into a prostitution ring, which has brought the reputation of the country's football team under scrutiny. ... Read more...

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French World Cup winning coach says Domenech must go


November 27th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 27 (DPA) The man who coached France to its first World Cup win in 1998, Aime Jacquet, has fiercely criticized the current manager, saying in comments published Friday that ... Read more...

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Thierry Henry considered quitting France over handball uproar


November 23rd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov.23 (ANI): Striker Thierry Henry considered ending his France career over the uproar that surrounded his blatant handball in last week's World Cup playoff victory over Ireland."Oh yes," the France ... Read more...

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French pride at stake if World Cup qualifier not replayed with Ireland: Wenger


November 21st, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 21 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has urged France to replay their World Cup qualifier with Ireland, saying the pride of his country was at stake.The Frenchman has ... Read more...

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Thierry Henry slams France coach Domenech


September 8th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 8 (DPA) As 1998 World Cup champs France struggle to qualify for the 2010 World Cup football finals, team captain Thierry Henry has strongly criticised the competence of ... Read more...

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Henry attacks French coach Domenech for boring training session


September 8th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 8 (ANI): French striker Thierry Henry has attacked national coach Raymond Domenech, and said that Les Bleus are bored in training and are lost on the pitch with "no ... Read more...

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France confirms intention to bid for Euro 2016


February 14th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 14 (DPA) The French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed that it intends to bid for the right to host Euro 2016.In a statement posted on the FFF's website Friday, the ... Read more...

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Platini wants Domenech to remain France coach


July 2nd, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, July 2 (DPA) Michel Platini has voiced his support, but a majority of French no longer want Raymond Domenech as national football team coach after a Euro 2008 disaster, the L'Equipe ... Read more...

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It’s a brand new trophy that Spain got as champs


June 30th, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, June 30 (IANS) Spain, the new European football champion, received the EURO 2008 trophy Sunday night at a colourful ceremony attended by royalty and boisterous fans. Yet this ... Read more...

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