Category: France

France Belgium become first joint leaders in FIFA rankings history

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe’s maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. Germany’s Manuel Neuer admits that the team needed to change a lot of […]

Adrien Rabiot France exile could continue after World Cup snub – FFF president

Adrien Rabiot of France looks on during the International friendly match between Germany and France in November 2017. Adrien Rabiot is due to meet the French Football Federation president but his international exile after missing the World Cup may continue for some time yet, the FFF boss has said.  France […]

Jean-Kevin Augustin faces punishment for refusing France under-21 call-up

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe’s maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. FIFA could punish RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin after he rejected a France under-21 call-up by text message. Augustin sent a message to U21 coach Sylvain Ripoll a day before he […]

France and Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris on drink driving charge: ‘I made a mistake’

Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe’s maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Didier Deschamps has named Hugo Lloris in the France squad despite charges of […]

France and Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris on drunken driving charge: ‘I made a mistake’

Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe’s maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Didier Deschamps has named Hugo Lloris in the France squad despite charges of […]

Inside France’s World Cup ceremony Didier Deschamps’ men celebrate in style

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe’s maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. PARIS, France — The France players have only been talking about one thing during this international break: the ceremony with the World Cup trophy and sharing it with the fans on […]

France’s Paul Pogba: I purposely kept hairstyle ‘low key’ at World Cup

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe’s maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. France’s Paul Pogba admits he found the short break between the World Cup […]

France try to win not play like Spain or Barcelona – Antoine Griezmann

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe’s maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. Antoine Griezmann said France try to win games, not play like Spain or […]

Jose Mourinho powerless in Manchester United soap opera as Paul Pogba holds the aces

Craig Burley is fed up with Paul Pogba’s continued comments about his future with Manchester United rather than brushing off questions. The ESPN FC guys don’t think Paul Pogba is doing himself any favours with his latest comments muddying his future at Manchester United. It was 20 past midnight in […]

Antoine Griezmann would join David Beckham’s Inter Miami ‘if he wants me’

On the back of Antoine Griezmann’s comments expressing disdain for his exclusion from FIFA’s Best World Player award final three, the FC boys debate if Kylian Mbappe has a better argument than his compatriot. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop wonders if Antoine Griezmann’s recent trophy success is enough to catapult him […]

France’s Paul Pogba tells Antoine Griezmann not to dwell on FIFA award snub

France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola produced a string of fantastic saves on his international debut against Germany in the UEFA Nations League. Ian Darke and the ESPN FC crew explain why Germany are in need of a fresh start following their goalless draw against France. Germany’s Joachim Low insists his side […]

Extra Time: Dembele to start for France?

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Kylian Mbappe most impressive teenager I’ve ever seen Olivier Giroud

The FC guys answer your tweets on Ousmane Dembele’s chances of starting for France, Scotland’s new captain and much more. ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens and Raf Honigstein outline what to expect from the UEFA Nations League opener between France and Germany on Thursday. Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said he […]

Why Adrien Rabiot has fallen out with PSG

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Didier Deschamps warns France to not fall for post-World Cup hype

France coach Didier Deschamps has told his players that they should view their World Cup win in Russia this summer as a source of “strength” and not a “burden” to live up to. Les Bleus beat Croatia 4-2 in the Moscow final in July and will play their first competitive […]

Paul Pogba: France’s World Cup winners are ‘role models’ – like in 1998

Didier Deschamps has named Hugo Lloris in the France squad despite charges of drink-driving against the goalkeeper, but insisted he can not babysit his players. Jose Mourinho tells ESPN FC that the World Cup was the perfect habitat for Paul Pogba as he could ‘only think about football.’ As the […]

Antoine Griezmann expects Ballon dOr recognition after Atletico Madrid France glory

Former director of football for PSG Patrick Kluivert shares his thoughts on Kylian Mbappe’s World Cup and his chances of winning a Ballon d’Or. Antoine Griezmann has said he has a realistic chance of winning the Ballon d’Or this year but has criticised FIFA for failing to recognise France’s World […]

Kylian Mbappe must rise above the fouls that come with being a star

Alejandro Moreno says Kylian Mbappe needs to learn to walk away after he was sent off in PSG’s win at Nimes for reacting to a bad challenge. Last weekend, Kylian Mbappe learned a lot about life and about football; we learned a lot about him too. The goal he scored […]

RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin rejects France U21 call-up

Jean-Kevin Augustin’s international future with France is in doubt after the RB Leipzig striker sent a text message to under-21 coach Sylvain Ripoll saying he was rejecting a call-up. Augustin was excluded from the squad a year ago after a heated exchange during a game with Ripoll. He returned in […]

PSG’s Kylian Mbappe in contention to be first two-time Golden Boy

Alejandro Moreno says Kylian Mbappe needs to learn to walk away after he was sent off in PSG’s win at Nimes for reacting to a bad challenge. Thomas Tuchel believes the tackle on Kylian Mbappe could have caused serious injury, but the French star needs to show more restraint, after […]