France

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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The group leader is guaranteed top spot in Group E after scoring eight goals in its first two games, while the South Americans must match Switzerland's result to reach last 16.

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The Brazil international admits he spoke with the French champion regarding a summer transfer, but insists he will remain with Chelsea.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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The France boss says his decision to leave the Juventus man out of the starting XI to face Switzerland had nothing to do with his ill-discipline against Honduras

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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Following a dazzling 5-2 display against Switzerland, Karim Benzema is convinced that he and his teammates will continue to improve.

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Les Bleus were left reeling by the loss of their star player to a back problem, but they have not missed the winger at all in their opening two games in Brazil.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Karim Benzema netted twice for France in the opening game against Honduras, and Les Bleus will be hoping for more of the same versus Switzerland.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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This summer's tournament in Brazil is off to a stunning start and Goal takes a look at whether 10 of the world-class names present have lived up to their top billing.

Monday, June 16, 2014

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GoalControl's newly implemented technology correctly awarded a goal to France but caused confusion in the stadium and around the world by analyzing two incidents.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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The former Lyon man has not always shown his best for his country but he was far too good for a Honduras side hindered by its own ill discipline

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The Real Madrid striker scored twice and forced an own goal from the goalkeeper as Didier Deschamps' men breezed past the 10 men of the Central Americans.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

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The Bayern Munich star's omission from the squad has led to a tactical rethink for coach Didier Deschamps, as the central American side look to cause a significant upset.

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The Bayern Munich winger has hit out at claims he is scared of needles and questioned the treatment offered by the national side.

Friday, June 13, 2014

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The French champion officially announced the acquisition of the Brazilian center back, who arrives from Chelsea for a 50 million pound fee.

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The 31-year-old France international right back completes his long-awaited free transfer to the Premier League champion after saying goodbye to Arsenal on Thursday.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Goal pundits from around the world ranked all teams in Brazil 2014 from 1 to 32. Here is their view of the participants

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The Arsenal striker isn't sweating over winning a starting berth in Brazil and says he is more than prepared for a physical battle against Honduras on Sunday.

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A number of top players from around the globe will be looking to show what they can do over the next month and Goal ranks the best new faces