Reigning World and two times European champions Spain head to Paris facing the remarkable prospect that defeat to France could put their place in Brazil 2014 in jeopardy. The thought of Vicente Del Bosque’s men not being in South America in a year’s time to defend their title is unthinkable but after only taking eight points from their four games played so far, La Furia Roja head to the Stade de France knowing that defeat must be avoide...More
The heavyweight clash of Group I sees World and European champions Spain welcome France to the Vicente Calderon. French boss Didier Deschamps faces his toughest task as national boss, as the Spanish side are on a 24-match winning run in international tournament qualifiers.
Vicente del Bosque’s side cruised to a 4-0 away victory against Belarus on Friday night and Barcelona winger Pedro struck an impressive hat-trick, which will surel...More
Arsene Wenger has moved to deny rumours he could be a candidate to replace Laurent Blanc as Head Coach of the France national team, insisting that he has a lot planned for the remaining years of his Arsenal contract, the Daily Mail has reported.
Blanc left his position after France were eliminated from Euro 2012 at the quarter-final stage by eventual winners Spain. The contract of the former Les Bleus captain expired and was not rene...More
The penultimate Euro 2012 quarter-final sees current holders Spain take on the 2016 hosts, France in a battle to find out who faces Portugal in the semi-finals. The Spanish come into the game continuing a fine run of games, finding themselves unbeaten in competitive football since their 2010 World Cup opener against Switzerland. France arrive at the game having just lost to Sweden but qualified after fine performances against Ukraine an...More
France all but booked their place in the quarter-finals of the European Championships with a routine 2-0 victory over co-hosts Ukraine on Friday evening. Laurent Blanc’s side appeared to be comfortable for large parts of the clash and secured their first victory in an international tournament since a slender semi-final triumph over Portugal during the 2006 World Cup.
Les Bleus currently head Group D, but are level on points with sec...More
Laurent Blanc’s France side opened their Euro 2012 campaign with a respectable and well-earned 1-1 draw against rivals England on Monday evening. Les Bleus were given an early scare when Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott headed their opponents ahead from a glorious Steven Gerrard free-kick, but Lescott’s club teammate Samir Nasri equalised with a 20-yard drive before half-time to ensure that both teams shared the spoils.
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