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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 ...

Luca Zidane receives France call-up

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | March, 18 2014

Luca Zidane has been called up by France's under-16 side, and could join his elder brother and illustrious father in representing their country. Zinedine Zidane's eldest son and fellow midfielder, Enzo, 18, made his debut with the French under...

Deschamps pleased with tough draw

Mark Rodden | February, 24 2014

France coach Didier Deschamps expressed satisfaction that his team will face some strong opposition before the country hosts the next European championship. • Brewin: Conclusions from Euro 2016 qualifying draw • SPI predictions...

Leboeuf worried for Koscielny discipline

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | March, 14 2014

Former France international Frank Leboeuf has criticised Laurent Koscielny's hot-headedness and is surprised that the Arsenal defender cannot control himself. • World Cup Daily Sent off on his Gunners debut in 2010, Koscielny, 28, has ...

Giroud: Benzema first choice

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | March, 13 2014

Olivier Giroud has insisted he and Karim Benzema have a "healthy" rivalry as they vie for a place in the France team, but the Arsenal forward admits he is a step behind his compatriot for now. • World Cup Daily Despite his goa...

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