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Giroud: France 'ready to die' to reach World Cup Video

ESPN staff | November, 17 2013

France striker Olivier Giroud insists Les Bleus are prepared "to die on the field" in order to reach next year’s World Cup in Brazil. • Delaney: State of play • Johnson: Les Bleus savaged • France players 'pret...

Ronaldo modest about World Cup hopes

ESPN staff | November, 16 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his team-mates to avoid complacency, despite putting Portugal one step closer to the World Cup with the decisive goal in Friday's 1-0 playoff victory over Sweden. Match highlights: (US, UK, Ire, Pac, Car only) Ron...

Deschamps: France must 'believe' despite setback

ESPN staff | November, 16 2013

France coach Didier Deschamps has conceded his side's World Cup hopes have suffered a severe setback after Friday's 2-0 defeat to Ukraine, but insists Les Bleus must believe they can get a result in the second leg. Second half goals to Roman Z...

UEFA WCQ: Ronaldo decisive, France fail

ESPN staff | November, 15 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo earned Portugal a 1-0 win in the first leg of their World Cup playoff against Sweden, as France suffered a 2-0 loss versus Ukraine. • Carter: Three Things • Brewin: Advantage Ronaldo Ronaldo's diving he...

Del Bosque signs Spain extension

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | November, 15 2013

Vicente Del Bosque says he has extended his contract as Spain coach up until Euro 2016. #INSERT type:image caption:Vicente Del Bosque will lead Spain in their defence of the European Championship in 2016. END# • Hunter: Iniesta's nea...

Spain fringe players eye friendly chance

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | November, 15 2013

David Villa, Marc Bartra and Nacho Monreal have all stressed the importance of this week’s friendlies as they look to secure places in Spain’s squad for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil. • Hunter: How Iniest...

Hamren: Ibra better than Ronaldo

ESPN staff | November, 14 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been rated as the best footballer in the world by Sweden coach Erik Hamren ahead of their World Cup qualifier first leg playoff against Portugal on Friday evening. • Marcotti: Ibrahimovic the antihero • B...

Deschamps: France are not afraid

ESPN staff and Ian Holyman | November, 14 2013

France manager Didier Deschamps said his players were not ‘afraid’ heading into the crucial World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine. France were drawn against Mikhail Fomenko’s men in the European playoffs after finishing second...

Giroud happy with evolution of France role

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | November, 15 2013

Olivier Giroud has insisted he is "not getting carried away" despite having established himself as France's No. 1 striker while William Gallas has backed Patrice Evra to make a positive impact in Les Bleus' World Cup playoff. #INSERT...

Benzema: Criticism was too much

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | November, 14 2013

Karim Benzema has accused the media of going over the top in their criticism of him while he struggled to score for France. Benzema, 26, ended a 1222-minute goal drought for his country in last month's 6-0 defeat of Australia, and followed that u...

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