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Vieira: Pogba ahead of me at same age

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | April, 22 2014

Patrick Vieira believes that Juventus prodigy Paul Pogba is more advanced as a player than the former Arsenal great was at the same age. • Pogba 'flattered' by PSG link Pogba, 21, moved to Turin in 2012 after failing to break into the Manc...

Cabaye unconcerned by lack of minutes

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | April, 18 2014

Yohan Cabaye is not concerned his lack of playing time at Paris Saint-Germain could cost him his World Cup place and believes France coach Didier Deschamps "is rather happy I don't play every game". • Johnson: Cavani's mala...

Nasri 'wasting his potential'

Mark Rodden | April, 17 2014

Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini believes that Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has not done enough to maximise his talents. • Curtis: Time for Pellegrini to face the music • Rodgers makes jibe over City wage bill Ma...

France stars 'could be dropped'

Mark Rodden | April, 17 2014

France coach Didier Deschamps has told BFM TV he would be willing to leave out some of the country’s best players if it gives his team a better chance at the World Cup. Deschamps, 45, has until May 13 to select 30 players for this...

FFF chief: Zidane wanted France job

Ian Holyman, France Correspondentt | April, 15 2014

French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet claims he turned down an approach from Zinedine Zidane to succeed Laurent Blanc as national coach in 2012. • World Cup Greatest: Zidane (5) Champions du monde 98, secrets et pouvoirs ...

Lloris to remain France captain

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | April, 10 2014

France coach Didier Deschamps has clearly stated his intention to keep Hugo Lloris as his captain for the 2014 World Cup. Lloris, 27, was installed as Les Bleus' leader by Deschamps' predecessor Laurent Blanc and has kept the armband under the...

Nasri wants Deschamps answers

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | March, 31 2014

Samir Nasri has revealed he has asked Didier Deschamps to explain his absence from the France team and admits he is "more pessimistic than optimistic" about playing at the World Cup. • Top Tenner: Greatest rivalries Nasri, 2...

Hitzfeld: France are favourites for World Cup clash

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | March, 26 2014

Ottmar Hitzfeld says it would be "an enormous surprise" if his Switzerland side beat group-stage opponents France at the World Cup, while he has praised the work of Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. • World Cup Daily Hitzfeld w...

Deschamps seeking perfect blend

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | March, 25 2014

France coach Didier Deschamps has revealed his strategy for forming his World Cup squad, and sent a warning to Eric Abidal the experienced defender needs to start playing again if he hopes to go to Brazil. • Abidal told to explain Mon...

Ex-France stars unconvinced by Nasri

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | March, 20 2014

World Cup winners Christophe Dugarry and Frank Leboeuf have suggested Samir Nasri should not be included in France's squad for Brazil due his attitude and his form. • Laurens: Who makes the plane? • Nasri targeting World Cup spot ...

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