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Karim Benzema crowns national team comeback with France Football's Player of the Year prize
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Karim Benzema crowns national team comeback with France Football's Player of the Year prize

Benzema edged two previous winners, Kylian Mbappe and N'Golo Kante, in the France Football poll announced on Friday

UEFA Nations League: Didier Deschamps 'improved' Karim Benzema's maturity after helping France to title
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UEFA Nations League: Didier Deschamps 'improved' Karim Benzema's maturity after helping France to title

Benzema scored France's equaliser in a 2-1 win over Spain which handed the world champions the trophy, and Deschamps was delighted with his striker.

UEFA Nations League: Kylian Mbappe completes France comeback against Spain to win title
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UEFA Nations League: Kylian Mbappe completes France comeback against Spain to win title

Mbappe struck with 10 minutes remaining to win the title for world champions France after Karim Benzema had levelled just two minutes after Mikel Oyarzabal put Spain into a 64th-minute lead.

UEFA Nations League: Adrien Rabiot to miss Spain final after positive Covid test
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UEFA Nations League: Adrien Rabiot to miss Spain final after positive Covid test

Juventus midfielder Rabiot, 26, will not travel to Milan for Sunday's clash at the San Siro and will not be replaced, the FFF said

Real Madrid, France striker Karim Benzema still dreaming of Ballon d'Or
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Real Madrid, France striker Karim Benzema still dreaming of Ballon d'Or

Benzema was selected on the long list of 30 for the 2021 Ballon d'Or on Friday a day after scoring as France beat Belgium 3-2 and make the Nations League final.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Familiar look to Didier Deschamps' France for start of title defence
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Familiar look to Didier Deschamps' France for start of title defence

Only 14 members of Didier Deschamps' 26-man squad for the start of qualifying went to the last World Cup

Euro 2020 qualifiers: France, Portugal get campaign back on track with dominating wins over Balkan opponents; England thump Bulgaria
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Euro 2020 qualifiers: France, Portugal get campaign back on track with dominating wins over Balkan opponents; England thump Bulgaria

France and Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualification campaigns back on track with impressive wins over Balkan pair Albania and Serbia.

France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps keen to stay on with Les Bleus untill Qatar 2022
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France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps keen to stay on with Les Bleus untill Qatar 2022

France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has said he would like to remain in his job until the 2022 finals in Qatar.

Euro 2020 qualifiers: France coach Didier Deschamps warns team to be wary of unfancied Moldova
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Euro 2020 qualifiers: France coach Didier Deschamps warns team to be wary of unfancied Moldova

Didier Deschamps expects unfancied Moldova to make life difficult for world champions France when they begin Euro 2020 qualifying in Chisinau.

FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia drew global audience of 1.12 billion, according to sport's governing body
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FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia drew global audience of 1.12 billion, according to sport's governing body

A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday.

Premier League: N'Golo Kante refused to receive offshore payments for image rights from Chelsea, claims report
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Premier League: N'Golo Kante refused to receive offshore payments for image rights from Chelsea, claims report

Kante has become a fan favourite in England since winning the Premier League with Leicester in 2016, before lifting the trophy again the following season at Chelsea and being named PFA Player of the Year.

France's Kylian Mbappe given hero's welcome in first return to Bondy after FIFA World Cup triumph
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France's Kylian Mbappe given hero's welcome in first return to Bondy after FIFA World Cup triumph

Mbappe, who last week made the front cover of Time magazine, talked to kids kitted out in the French colours with the name of their local hero emblazoned on their backs.

Premier League: Paul Pogba not individualistic or self-centred person as people think, says France manager Didier Deschamps
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Premier League: Paul Pogba not individualistic or self-centred person as people think, says France manager Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading France to winning the World Cup.

Premier League: France and Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris to appear in court over drink-driving charge
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Premier League: France and Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris to appear in court over drink-driving charge

Just weeks after playing a key role in France's World Cup glory, Lloris was pulled over in a routine stop on 24 August at 2:20 am in Gloucester Place, central London.

UEFA Nations League: World Cup winners France held to goalless draw by Germany; Gareth Bale stars in Wales' win
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UEFA Nations League: World Cup winners France held to goalless draw by Germany; Gareth Bale stars in Wales' win

World Cup winners France were held to a 0-0 draw by Germany in a flat start to the new UEFA Nations League, as Gareth Bale starred in a big win for Wales.

Bundesliga: France World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard to join Bayern Munich earlier than planned, say reports
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Bundesliga: France World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard to join Bayern Munich earlier than planned, say reports

Bayern Munich reportedly agreed a deal with Stuttgart before the World Cup, for Benjamin Pavard to join the German champions in 2019.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' defensive tactics edge off-colour Belgium as he leads France to consecutive finals
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' defensive tactics edge off-colour Belgium as he leads France to consecutive finals

The outcome of the final will, unfortunate as it may be, decide Deschamps' managerial future, despite taking France to two major finals within two years.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France should be wary off Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, says Les Bleus' Raphael Varane
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FIFA World Cup 2018: France should be wary off Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, says Les Bleus' Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane singled out Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku and playmaker Eden Hazard as two of the players the French would have to be wary off.

France and Belgium set up semi-final clash after ending Uruguay, Brazil's run at FIFA World Cup 2018
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France and Belgium set up semi-final clash after ending Uruguay, Brazil's run at FIFA World Cup 2018

France and Belgium set up a semi-final clash after ending Uruguay and Brazil's run at FIFA World Cup 2018.