France

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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The Chelsea boss was effusive in his praise for his countryman, saying there will not be a player like him again, and compared the 29-year-old to Zinedine Zidane

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The 64-year-old says he is sorry for his reaction on the touchline at Stamford Bridge but feels he was taunted, while his Chelsea counterpart was unrepentant

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The former Rossoneri midfielder is a huge admirer of the Germany international, whom he believes would solve nearly all of the San Siro side's "structural problems"

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The Blues boss says he was Leonardo's "first choice" and would love to meet the French champions in the final of the Champions League

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The midfielder insists that he was merely offered words of support when confronted by his Juventus colleague in Saint-Denis on Saturday

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ANALYSIS: As part of a special series examining the form of this summer's major signings, Goal takes a look at the Brazil international following his move to Paris

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The France striker netted after just three minutes of play in his country's 2-1 victory over the Seleccao, who did not see the best of their Ballon d'Or-winning captain

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The striker was extremely pleased with how they had defeated the Seleccao, while coach Didier Deschamps is liking how his young team is shaping up following the 2-1 win

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Les Bleus defeated Portugal 2-1 on Saturday, Karim Benzema and Paul Pogba downing the Seleccao, and the keeper thinks the win keeps the positive momentum going

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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COMMENT: While the Ballon d'Or winner was for so long the sole source of spark for the Portuguese, his maligned club-mate found the net and set up another

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Following goals from Karim Benzema and Paul Pogba, a Ricardo Quaresma penalty was not enough for the Seleccao to stop Fernando Santos' first game at the helm from ending in defeat

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The Real Madrid striker opened the scoring after just three minutes before the Juventus midfielder doubled the hosts' lead, rendering Ricardo Quaresma's late goal irrelevant

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Cristiano Ronaldo is enjoying an incredible run of form for Real Madrid. Can he transfer that onto the international stage this evening?

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The Brazil international was a target for Barcelona in the past but says a run of starts has given him a real boost at Parc des Princes

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COMMENT: Marseille's star striker has battled weight issues throughout his career but is currently in the form of his life, having scored nine times already this season

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The Bleus boss will look to Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane for advice on how best to stop Portugal's talisman on Saturday

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The striker is expected to leave New York Red Bulls at the end of the season and the French giants are reportedly interested in him. Follow the latest transfer news with Goal

Friday, October 10, 2014

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The Real Madrid forward has been criticised along with his team-mates for their struggles in recent years, but their new coach is not demanding extra

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The Frenchman has made just one appearance for the German champions this season due to a recurring knee problem