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Bayern Munich confirm £68m signing of Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid

• France defender is most expensive player in Bundesliga history• Hernandez will join Bayern in the summerBayern Munich have confirmed the signing of France international Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid for a fee that is believed to be a club reco…

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Bayern Munich confirm £68m signing of Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid

• France defender is most expensive player in Bundesliga history• Hernandez will join Bayern in the summerBayern Munich have confirmed the signing of France international Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid for a fee that is believed to be a club reco…

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France are only getting better, with Matuidi and Giroud still crucial

Didier Deschamps’ trust in Olivier Giroud was rewarded with goals that made him France’s third all-time leading scorerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAs if the internet-breaking Paul Pogba-Antoine Griezmann combination was not …

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Euro 2020 qualifiers: France turn on the style but Portugal held to draw

• Pogba and Griezmann show class in 4-1 win defeat of Moldova• Ronaldo unable to inspire Portugal to win against UkraineFrance turned on the style in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier, winning 4-1 in Moldova. Goals from Antoine Griezmann, Raphaël Varan…

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Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after PSG defeat

Man, 44, reportedly undergoes emergency operation after attack with ‘large blade’A Manchester United fan is being treated in hospital in France for a stabbing injury shortly after the English side knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League…

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Emiliano Sala plane fell thousands of feet in seconds – investigators

AAIB also queries whether pilot David Ibbotson was licensed to carry footballerThe plane that crashed in the Channel carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala fell thousands of feet in the space of 20 seconds after making a 180-degree turn, mi…

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Emiliano Sala: missing pilot’s family raise funds for search

David Ibbotson, who was flying light aircraft that crashed in Channel, has not been foundThe family of the missing pilot of the plane carrying the footballer Emiliano Sala have set up a fundraising page for donations to help restart a search for him.Sa…

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Emiliano Sala: investigators find seat cushions on French beach

Accident investigators say pieces of cushion likely to be from aircraft that was carrying missing Cardiff City footballerThe first suspected pieces of wreckage from the plane that vanished with footballer Emiliano Sala on board have washed up on the Fr…

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French sailor, 73, wins round-the-world solo-race without modern instruments

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede spent 212 days alone at seaGolden Globe race involves navigation with sextants and paper mapsA 73-year-old French sailor has won an unusual, around-the-world yacht race after 212 days alone at sea without modern instruments, in w…

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Emiliano Sala family consider private search for missing footballer

Elite footballers join call to resume search for Cardiff City player and pilot off GuernseyRelatives of Emiliano Sala are investigating the possibility of launching their own search after the authorities in Guernsey halted their hunt for the missing fo…

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Emiliano Sala: search for footballer and pilot called off

Guernsey harbourmaster says chances that men survived after plane disappeared ‘are extremely remote’The search for the missing plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot has been called off and “the chances of survival at this stage are extr…

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Emiliano Sala: search for footballer and pilot resumes

Guernsey police say aircraft will also scour French coast in search for Emiliano Sala and Dave IbbotsonThe search for the missing footballer Emiliano Sala and a pilot has resumed after their plane went missing over the Channel Islands on Monday.Guernse…

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Emiliano Sala: search resumes for lost plane carrying Cardiff player

Voicemail message revealed as police say chances of finding footballer alive are ‘slim’The search for the plane carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala that went missing over the English Channel has resumed, amid only “slim” hopes he survive…

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2018 in football tactics: France and Real Madrid did it their way | Jonathan Wilson

Press and possess is the method of many leading teams but Didier Deschamps’ side in Russia and Real Madrid before them picked up the biggest prizes playing in their own mannerThe same basics everywhere: it would be easy to believe that football in 2018…

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Moussa Sissoko: ‘I never wanted to quit Spurs. I knew I could succeed’

The France midfielder Moussa Sissoko is enjoying a new lease of life at TottenhamOn at least one level, it seemed like the final insult for Moussa Sissoko. The France midfielder had endured two turbulent seasons at Tottenham – with the first being the …

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Olivier Giroud: ‘Winning the Premier League is my last dream as a footballer’

Chelsea striker and the French voice of the Green Goblin discusses his World Cup high, how he coped with once being jeered by France fans and how being a fringe player involves patienceFive months on and Olivier Giroud still struggles to get his head a…

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Paul Sherwen obituary

Cyclist, television commentator and broadcaster who became one of the defining voices of his sportPaul Sherwen, who has died of a heart attack aged 62, was a pioneering member of the group of English-speaking cyclists nicknamed the Foreign Legion, a do…

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Germany in 2018: from World Cup holders to Nations League relegation

Germany began the year among the favourites to win the World Cup. They end it in the second tier of the Nations League By Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheThere was a sense of inevitability when Virgil van Dijk volleyed home a last-minute equaliser o…

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Mamadou Sakho or Aymeric Laporte? Didier Deschamps is missing a trick

The young defender is showing great potential at Manchester City but Deschamps has still not given him a cap for FranceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFrance may not have been taking the Nations League that seriously but their …

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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…