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The highest scoring game in Euros history? The opener at the first finals

Yugoslavia beat France 5-4 in the opening game of the finals in 1960. That nine-goal haul has never been matched sinceBy Richard Foster for The Football MineThe opening matches of major tournaments are often cagey affairs. With neither side willing to …

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At the Euros, winning teams can start badly. It’s how they respond that matters | Pernille Harder

France are favourites, but I like the look of Portugal. And the question for England is can they handle the pressure?In an ideal world you would start a tournament perfectly and go through it winning everything. That’s what every team at the Euros want…

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Euro 2020 team guides part 21: France

The world champions do not always dazzle but they usually win, and Karim Benzema’s return could make them even more formidableThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations …

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Euro 2020 team guides part 21: France

The world champions do not always dazzle but they usually win, and Karim Benzema’s return could make them even more formidableThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations …

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Lucas Hernandez: instant world champion was Spain’s loss and France’s gain

Although born in Marseille the Bayern Munich defender was raised in Spain and felt ‘more Spanish than French’ before a decisive day back in 2018This article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best me…

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Lucas Hernandez: instant world champion was Spain’s loss and France’s gain

Although born in Marseille the Bayern Munich defender was raised in Spain and felt ‘more Spanish than French’ before a decisive day back in 2018This article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best me…

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Euro 2020: are Deschamps’s France destined for success? – video preview

Karim Benzema returns for France, after five years of international exile, in a side already filled with talent. Didier Deschamps will hope to repeat what he achieved as a player, winning Euro 2000 two years after claiming the World Cup with France. Le…

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Festival of youth: five tyros ready to take centre stage at Euro 2020

A handful of the best emerging talents to seek out as they look to make waves around Europe this summerThe latest talent to emerge from the famed “Bromma Boys” production line in Stockholm after Bojan Djordic and John Guidetti. Kulusevski has made stea…

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Festival of youth: five tyros ready to take centre stage at Euro 2020

A handful of the best emerging talents to seek out as they look to make waves around Europe this summerThe latest talent to emerge from the famed “Bromma Boys” production line in Stockholm after Bojan Djordic and John Guidetti. Kulusevski has made stea…

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Kylian Mbappé inspires France to win over Wales after Neco Williams sent off

Wales had a ball on their previous visit to France but this trip was not quite so enjoyable. If facing the world champions was not daunting enough, playing more than an hour against them with 10 men was always going to be a gruelling exercise. Didier D…

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Netherlands v Scotland, France v Wales: international clockwatch – live!

Updates from Wednesday’s Euro 2020 warm-up gamesEngland v Austria: follow it live with Scott MurrayAnd you can email Paul or tweet @Paul_Doyle 8.15pm BST Germany v Denmark: After 12 minutes Kasper Schmeichel is forced to make his first save, getting do…

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‘We have to be sympathetic’: Wales will look after key players before Euro 2020

Aaron Ramsey among those short of match fitnessWales begin preparations with friendly against FranceRobert Page has stressed the importance of not pushing key players including Aaron Ramsey “over the edge” before Wales kick off their Euro 2020 campaign…

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Kylian Mbappé the hero for new football fans who value players above clubs | Barney Ronay

Fun, inspiring and likeable, France and PSG’s brightest star brings much-needed humanity in the era of the superclubsThere was a moment at the Stade de France on Wednesday when the world just seemed to stop and watch – and gawp and purr and jab its elb…

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Didier Deschamps’ decision to recall Karim Benzema is a calculated risk

The Real Madrid striker could destabilise a united France squad or just as easily fire the team to glory at Euro 2020By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe pursuit of harmony has been the cornerstone of Didier Deschamps’ reign as …

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Karim Benzema recalled to France squad for Euros despite impending trial

Striker alleged to have blackmailed Valbuena over ‘sex tape’ Real Madrid man banned from France since 2015 due to scandalKarim Benzema has earned a return to the France squad for this summer’s European Championships. The striker has been in brilliant f…

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Women’s Euro 2022 power rankings: breaking down all 16 finalists

After a round of games that included surprises in the friendlies and confirmed the final 16 we look at how the teams shape upEurope’s most successful team made light work of Australia and Norway and with six different goal scorers across the two games …

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USWNT extend unbeaten streak to 39 games with victory over France

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan score in 2-0 win over FrenchRapinoe has now scored seven goals in seven matches this yearMegan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored and the US women’s national team beat France 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday. The United States ext…

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England Women’s defence exposed in friendly defeat by France

France 3-1 EnglandSandy Baltimore’s dribbling highlight for home sideEngland’s now familiar defensive shortcomings undid them once again as a supposedly weakened France revelled in bisecting Hege Riise’s backline in Caen where Sandy Baltimore’s dribbli…

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France v England: women’s international football friendly – live!

Live updates from the 8.10pm BST kick-off in CaenHege Riise urges Lionesses to be bold on visit to France And you can email Tumaini here or tweet @tumcarayol 7.25pm BST Checking in at Stade Michel D’Ornano. pic.twitter.com/Xtgx5aRCcz 7.23pm BST Lucy …

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France v England: women’s international football friendly – live!

Live updates from the 8.10pm BST kick-off in CaenHege Riise urges Lionesses to be bold on visit to France And you can email Tumaini here or tweet @tumcarayol 7.25pm BST Checking in at Stade Michel D’Ornano. pic.twitter.com/Xtgx5aRCcz 7.23pm BST Lucy …