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Domenech heads Kenya’s list for foreign football coach


August 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former head coach of France Raymond Domenech is being touted as the favourite among the final four short-listed candidates to take over the job of Kenya's ... 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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Blanc should stay with France: Benzema


June 24th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Striker Karim Benzema said Sunday that French football coach Laurent Blanc deserves a contract extension despite Euro 2012 elimination.Two goals from Xabi Alonso handed reigning ... Read more...

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France must stay optimisic for Spain test: Blanc


June 20th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France must cast away their disappointment with Tuesday's 0-2 Euro 2012 defeat to Sweden and stay "optimistic" for their quarterfinal against Spain, coach Laurent ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is France’s most ‘irritating’ celebrity (Lead)


December 31st, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been named as the country's most irritating celebrity in a poll released Thursday, a media report said. The Italian-born singer-model came top ... Read more...

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Anelka brands fellow French countrymen as racists


December 7th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): French striker Nicolas Anelka has branded his fellow countrymen small-minded racists.The Chelsea ace, who returns to France tomorrow for the Champions League clash with Marseille, said: "People said ... 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 team was fully united over World Cup ’strike’, says unrepentant Anelka


July 16th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, July 16(ANI): French striker Nicolas Anelka has refused to apologize for his part in the players' revolt that ripped apart the national team's World Cup campaign in South Africa.Anelka was ... 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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South Africa salvage pride with 2-1 over France; both exit (Lead)


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bloemfontein, June 22 (DPA) South Africa defeated 10-man France 2-1 Tuesday but that still made them the first World Cup football hosts to go out in the group stage and also ... Read more...

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South Africa salvage pride with 2-1 over France as both exit


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bloemfontein, June 22 (DPA) South Africa defeated 10-man France 2-1 Tuesday but that still made them the first World Cup hosts to go out in the group stage and also sent home ... Read more...

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French players are imbeciles, says coach Domenech


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 22 (ANI): French coach Raymond Domenech, who is facing a players revolt and may have to pick a team without some of his big names, has labeled his stars "imbeciles" ... Read more...

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Scolari tells French they deserve to go out


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 21 (DPA) Former Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari believes France are getting exactly what they deserve after they only reached the World Cup finals thanks to Thierry Henry's handball ... 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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Mexico and Uruguay poised to advance from Group A


June 21st, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bloemfontein, June 21 (DPA) A draw would be enough for Uruguay and Mexico to progress to the last 16 of the World Cup football Tuesday, in the process knocking out hosts ... 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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France to play for pride and hope for a miracle, admits Domenech


June 18th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 18(ANI): After a disappointing campaign in the World Cup's group stages, France coach Raymond Domenech has said that his team will now be playing for pride and hope for ... Read more...

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France seek more punch against confident Mexico


June 16th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Polokwane (South Africa), June 16 (DPA) France need to find their goalscoring touch against a Mexico side who believe they could be one of the surprises of the football World Cup. While ... Read more...

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Zidane criticises French players for not playing as a team


June 14th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Knysna (South Africa), June 14 (DPA) French footballing legend Zinedine Zidane has slammed the country's World Cup stars for not playing as a team. He also accused Raymond Domenech of "not being ... 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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France, Uruguay play goal-less draw (Lead)


June 12th, 2010 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 12 (DPA) France and Uruguay played out a goal-less draw in their opening match in FIFA World Cup's Group A Friday in the Green Point stadium in front ... 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 seek World Cup redemption after Henry handball


June 10th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 10 (DPA) France take the field in their football World Cup opener against Uruguay Friday seeking redemption for the handball by Thierry Henry that bought their qualification against ... Read more...

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Henry will be spending much time on bench


June 5th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) French striker Thierry Henry finds himself out of favour with coach Raymond Domenech and faces more time on the bench in South Africa during the football World ... Read more...

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France putting past behind them (Group A team profile)


May 26th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Tom Merton Paris, May 26 (DPA) France reached the 2010 World Cup in eventful and controversial circumstances but Raymond Domenech hopes Les Bleus can put that behind them and at least ... Read more...

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Fabio Capello’s earnings way ahead other world cup coaches


December 12th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 12 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello will make far more money than any other manager at the 2010 World Cup.According to Sky News, Capello is likely to make around six ... 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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Henry hits jackpot with his ‘hand of frog’ goal


November 25th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London 25 (ANI): Thanks to French captain Thierry Henry's 'hand of frog' goal in World Cup qualifier against Ireland, his team has hit a jackpot.Henry negotiated a deal where players earned ... Read more...

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World brands French footballer Henry a cheat


November 20th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.20 (ANI): The world has turned on French football star Thierry Henry, branding him a cheat, even as Irish football chiefs have approached FIFA with a demand for a replay ... Read more...

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Cameroon, Nigeria, New Zealand qualify for World Cup


November 15th, 2009 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 15 (DPA) There was joy for Cameroon, Nigeria and New Zealand as they booked their places at the World Cup finals in South Africa next year. Algeria, who were hoping ... Read more...

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