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Netherlands secure victory over France to condemn Germany to relegation

• Wijnaldum and Depay on target for Dutch in Nations League• World champions’ unbeaten run ended after 15 gamesGermany were relegated from Group A1 of the Nations League after the Netherlands earned a surprise 2-0 win over France.Goals from Georginio W…

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Olivier Giroud says it is ‘impossible’ to show homosexuality in football

• Chelsea forward says there is a lot of work to be done• Giroud has posed on the cover of a gay magazineChelsea’s forward Olivier Giroud has admitted he “understands the pain and difficulty” that prevents professional footballers coming out as gay, sa…

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Hugo Lloris is not given the credit he deserves for France’s success

Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove in Russia and David de Gea was picked in Fifa’s team of the year. What about Lloris?By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIndividual acclaim for a goalkeeper is rare. No goalkeeper has won the Ba…

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France add to Germany’s woes as Antoine Griezmann leads comeback win

• France 2-1 Germany• Griezmann 62, 80pen; Kroos 14penAntoine Griezmann scored twice in the second half as France came from behind to beat Germany in the Nations League and increase the pressure on Joachim Löw.Germany looked to be producing the desired…

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France v Germany, Brazil v Argentina and more: international football – live!

Nations League and friendly updates from Tuesday’s gamesFollow Republic of Ireland v Wales: Nations League – live!Six of the best England performances since Euro 96And feel free to email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 6.58pm BST Henrikh Mkhitaryan capped an …

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Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny calls time on his international career

• Defender says France’s World Cup success damaged him• Koscielny criticises Didier Deschamps for lack of contactThe Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has announced the end of his international career with France and criticised the World Cup-winning m…

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Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny calls time on his international career

• Defender says France’s World Cup success damaged him• Koscielny criticises Didier Deschamps for lack of contactThe Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has announced the end of his international career with France and criticised the World Cup-winning m…

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Kylian Mbappé rescues France against Iceland while Portugal see off Poland

• France score twice in last four minutes to draw 2-2 at home• Aleksandar Mitrovic double helps Serbia win in MontenegroFrance avoided an embarrassing defeat by Iceland with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from the sub…

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Didier Deschamps: ‘The biggest victories can lead to the greatest foolishness’

Having led France to World Cup glory and won Fifa’s coach of the year award, Didier Deschamps is at the top of his game. But as he knows only too well, the big challenge will be staying thereThe crescendo for a team that finds itself growing as it hurd…

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Didier Deschamps: ‘Media image of Paul Pogba doesn’t correspond to who he is‘

• France coach says midfielder central figure in his dressing room• Pogba told he will not captain Manchester United againDidier Deschamps has defended Paul Pogba’s leadership qualities during a week when he was told by José Mourinho that he would neve…

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Ryder Cup: how golf is new focus of soft power diplomacy

With Donald Trump a keen player, tournament offers chance for Europe to show united frontAs the Ryder Cup tees off for the first time in France this weekend, at a vast course beyond the Palace of Versailles, golf is becoming a new focus of soft power d…

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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…