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Nabil Fekir’s failed transfer and World Cup glory give Lyon much to celebrate

The France forward was so close to joining Liverpool he even conducted an interview with the club’s TV channel. On Wednesday, he lines up for Lyon against Manchester CityThe day after Nabil Fekir joined his France teammates and an estimated million sup…

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Nabil Fekir’s failed transfer and World Cup glory give Lyon much to celebrate

The France forward was so close to joining Liverpool he even conducted an interview with the club’s TV channel. On Wednesday, he lines up for Lyon against Manchester CityThe day after Nabil Fekir joined his France teammates and an estimated million sup…

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Olivier Giroud finds his scoring boots for France at just the right time

Just as his place in the team was looking vulnerable, Giroud scored a wonderful winner against the Netherlands in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Nations League is a real competition rather than a set of money-spinning…

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Germany start to win back old friends after drawing with champions France

• Germany 0-0 France• Alphonse Areola shines in goal for world championsGermany were greeted by a heart-shaped flag formation in the stands when they walked out and while a patchy evening’s entertainment will not bring the love back unreservedly, this …

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Wales v Republic of Ireland, Germany v France and more: Nations League – live!

Live updates as Uefa’s new tournament gets under wayTen things to look out for in this week’s internationalsYou can email Paul here or tweet him here 7.28pm BST As for Irish permutations, it’s really not obvious how O’Neill’s men are going to line up. …

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England up to sixth and France first in Fifa rankings as Germany plummet

• World Cup run sees Gareth Southgate’s side up six from 12th• Belgium are second and Brazil third – Germany drop to 15thEngland’s World Cup success has seen them climb to sixth place in Fifa’s world rankings. Gareth Southgate’s side have jumped six pl…

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Paul Pogba: ‘if you’re not happy, you cannot give your best’

Manchester United midfielder fears fine if he speaks his mindWorld Cup winner says it is a ‘dream come true’ being captainPaul Pogba has suggested that it is hard to play well if there are off-field issues and said he would get fined if he opened up ab…

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Boules v darts: which deserves Olympic recognition?

France wants boules on the bill when it hosts the games in 2024 and darts organisers are pushing for recognition, too. Here’s how the two sports compareFrench cultural power is fanning out across the world in a way not seen since Le Petit Caporal. Unde…

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Fans line Paris streets as Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France

The Welshman – the first to win the tour – crossed the finish line on the Champs Élysées alongside teammate Chris FroomeThousands of fans lined the streets of Paris on Sunday to see Geraint Thomas become the first Welshman to take home cycling’s bigges…

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Tour de France riders sprayed with chemical as police try to stop farmers’ protest – video

A number of Tour de France riders needed medical treatment after police used a spray to break up a farmers’ protest early on stage 16. The race was neutralised after farmers threw hay bales into the road 29 kilometres into the stage from Carcassonne to…

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Tour de France: how Paris saw the finish – archive, 24 July 1933

24 July 1933: Some look down on cycle-racing as a low and plebeian sport, but the Tour is the most popular event in the sporting life of the FrenchUndeterred by the blazing sun, many thousands of people thronged the Parc des Princes, on the outskirts o…

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Tour de France: how Paris saw the finish – archive, 24 July 1933

24 July 1933: Some look down on cycle-racing as a low and plebeian sport, but the Tour is the most popular event in the sporting life of the FrenchUndeterred by the blazing sun, many thousands of people thronged the Parc des Princes, on the outskirts o…

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Fun and frivolity watching the Tour de France – in pictures

By the time the Tour de France finishes in Paris on 29 July, millions of fans will have lined the 2,000-mile route. From the Vendée plains to Alpine summits, spectators will be cheering the world’s best road cyclists Continue reading…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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Ten players whose transfer values surged at the World Cup

Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Ivan Perisic and Eden Hazard will command much higher fees now than a month agoBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWell that was fun, wasn’t it? The 2018 World Cup delivered entertainment until the very last. As ever, a number of…

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Harmony, humility and respect: this World Cup was Deschamps’ triumph | Marcel Desailly

Didier Deschamps crafted a team and a spirit, much like Aimé Jacquet in 1998, that catapulted France to gloryMes amis, it was a long night. World champions, a second star on the jersey and, naturellement, the celebrations were long and loud and joyful….

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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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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‘It’s not coming home’: England’s anthem returns to haunt them

Is what started as an ironic nostalgic chant being seen as hubris by rival nations?When the French midfielder Paul Pogba danced with the World Cup trophy on Sunday night, he laughed as he delivered a message for fans watching on his Instagram video liv…

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The French national football team’s victory parade – in pictures

France celebrated their second World Cup win on 15 July, 20 years after their maiden triumph. They overcame the passionate Croatian side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history Continue reading…