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What next for Neymar and PSG?

Having spent €200m on Griezmann and De Jong this summer, Barcelona could not afford Neymar. But they will be backBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Se queda,” “il reste” and “he stays” are words that have become synonymous with N…

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What next for Neymar and PSG?

Having spent €200m on Griezmann and De Jong this summer, Barcelona could not afford Neymar. But they will be backBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Se queda,” “il reste” and “he stays” are words that have become synonymous with N…

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‘Ridiculous in the eyes of the world’ – French press reacts to PSG defeat

The media in France did not think PSG could stoop any lower in Europe – but then came the defeat by Manchester United. ‘Unforgivable’ was Le Parisien’s verdictParis Saint-Germain have failed often in Europe in the past decade, but rarely so dramaticall…

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Emiliano Sala, the humble forward who enriched everyone’s lives

Argentinian striker’s move to Cardiff was a natural progression as his goal-scoring record steadily improvedOutside of Paris, goals can be rare in Ligue 1. But since joining Nantes, Emiliano Sala has scored more than most. He was outstanding in the fir…

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Ligue 1 season preview: PSG will be even stronger under Thomas Tuchel

Lyon are best placed to challenge PSG, Patrick Vieira will hope to take Nice into Europe and Caen face a relegation battleBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsAnything other than an eighth Ligue 1 title in PSG’s history would be huge surprise. Alt…

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Liberté, égalité, diversity: how France won the World Cup

Didier Deschamps adopted the same winning formula in 2018 as he did in 1998: talent, teamwork and togethernessBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsAs Patrice Evra stormed from the training pitch and his teammates hid behind the curtains of their t…

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France’s defenders have been their real stars at the World Cup

Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernández were not expected to play for France at the World Cup. But they have been immenseBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsMuch of the discussion in France this summer has been about how Didier Deschamps can squeeze …

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What does Didier Deschamps want from his France team? If only he knew

Nabil Fékir and Steven N’Zonzi may be shoehorned into the team for the Argentina match but France need some clear direction if they are to impress at this World CupBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsFrance and Denmark emphatically ended a streak…

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France under Deschamps look a lot like England under Eriksson

Wins over Australia and Peru have taken France into the last-16 of the World Cup but their star players are yet to clickBy Adam White Get French Football NewsIf you happened to flick through the first 14 pages of L’Équipe on Thursday morning you would …

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Unai Emery’s grasp of detail can succeed at Arsenal after PSG problems

The tactically astute and well prepared Spaniard will find a more receptive audience in the Emirates dressing room than with an unruly PSG squadNeymar is not one for ‘homework’, but that didn’t stop Unai Emery. “We are analysing some videos with him to…

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Thomas Lemar: humble, shy and set to be the subject of more mammoth bids

The Monaco and France midfielder has already turned down a €100m move to Arsenal but he cannot avoid attention from Premier League clubs much longerBy Adam White for Get French Football News, of the Guardian Sport NetworkThomas Lemar, a Caen player at …

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Claudio Ranieri has a new job: repeat the Leicester City miracle at Nantes

When Sergio Conceição swapped Nantes for Porto, the French club needed to replace him with a manager with a big aura. They chose the Tinkerman

By Adam White for Get French Football News, of the Guardian Sport Network

“Stupefied” was how Nantes president Waldemar Kita described himself upon learning that his club’s manager, Sergio Conceição, wanted to leave this summer. Kita’s surprise was warranted; Conceição had been at the club for just six months – time enough for him to quietly instigate a revolution – and he had signed a new three-year contract just days before.

Conceição had taken over last December after René Girard’s limp stewardship of the club had come to an end after a 6-0 defeat at home to Lyon. They were second from bottom, facing a relegation scuffle and barely treading water until Conceição took over. He ramped up the intensity in the squad, moulded them into an aggressive, attacking outfit and dragged them to an outstanding seventh-place finish with the air of a parent who was furious to discover his children had been misbehaving at school.

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