France

Friday, November 21, 2014

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The Frenchman was handed a three-month suspension for coaching without holding the requisite qualifications, but has been granted an exception

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The 23-year-old has been struggling all week with a hamstring problem picked up in England's 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday while the winger did not train on Thursday

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The Gunners were looking to sign the Argentine from Barcelona's academy when he was 16 years old but the Frenchman says the forward rejected the opportunity to move

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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The Ivory Coast international says he would "never close the door to a big club", while he believes his current club's poor form can be put down to post-World Cup fatigue

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The 31-year-old has stressed that he still has a future at Bayern, irrespective of the club's interest in the Germany international

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The Frenchman has rued the defender's bad luck and has stressed that the Bundesliga champions will sorely miss him in the next few months

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The striker has almost recovered from a heel injury and could play a part as Laurent Blanc's side can go temporarily top with a win

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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The 26-year-old insists he completely trusts the Frenchman's methods and maintains he is not affected by criticism of his performances from the media

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The Euro 2016 hosts travel to Wembley on November 17, 2015, with the world champions arriving in March the following year, while Spain and Netherlands fixtures are being discussed

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Controversy has surrounded Dunga's decision to strip the PSG defender of the Selecao captaincy but the 22-year-old said he wanted to pay respect to his team-mate

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ANALYSIS: Willy Sagnol's recent comments on the "typical African player" have turned the spotlight on a French nation still wrestling with racial stereotypes and prejudice

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The Selecao coach explained that the defender was always going to take over as skipper from Neymar - despite the headlines made by the change of leadership during the week

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The Selecao defender says that while he gave Stefan Ilsanker a "little" push before opening the scoring at the Ernst Happel Stadion, his headed effort was perfectly legal

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Raphael Varane scored late on to seal a deserved win for Les Bleus, though Karim Benzema missed a chance to double the lead from the penalty spot

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The Real Madrid defender netted a late header to ensure Didier Deschamps' men took the lead before Karim Benzema sent a penalty over the bar

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Didier Deschamps' men will hope to return to winning ways at the Stade Velodrome after being held to a 1-1 draw by Albania on Friday