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Archives: France

Franck Ribéry Will Face Suspension If He Refuses To Play For French National Team

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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UEFA President, Michel Platini, threatened to punish Franck Ribéry if he refuses to play for the French National team. In an interview with the German Newspaper, Bild, Platini stated that according to the FIFA Statutes Ribéry must answer Didier Dechamps … Continue reading

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Franck Ribery Announces His Retirement From International Soccer

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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France forward Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from international soccer. The 31-year-old missed this summer’s World Cup in Brazil due to a nagging back injury. The French forward followed an individual training program in the weeks leading up to … Continue reading

Female Coach Set For First Match In Charge Of Men’s Side

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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In June, Corinne Diacre was appointed by French second division side Clermont Foot to replace Helena Costa after her abrupt resignation (which took place a day before she was to take charge of training). Upon her exit, Costa stated that … Continue reading

Zinedine Zidane Reveals His Thoughts On Headbutts And Penalties

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Earlier today, Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane presided over his first training session as the new coach of Real Madrid Castilla, otherwise known as the club’s ‘B’ team. Zidane was most recently part of Carlo Ancelotti’s coaching staff that won … Continue reading

WATCH How Germany Was Able to Nullify France in World Cup Quarterfinal; Tactical Analysis [VIDEO]

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Watch the following tactical analysis video to better understand how Germany was able to nullify France and prevent them from getting back into the game after Germany scored the early goal in the World Cup quarterfinal. During the video below, … Continue reading

5 Observations From France-Germany World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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July 4th is a special day in German football history.  On that day in 1954 the West Germans came from two goals down to beat Ferenc Puskás’ Mighty Magyars and lift their very first World Cup in what is known … Continue reading

Germany 1-0 France Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Germans Advance to Semi-Final

Posted on by Aaron Mateer
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In a change of pace to what we’ve seen so far, Germany constricted France into reluctant submission to edge Les Bleus for the first available spot in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. As the tournament progresses, … Continue reading

France vs Germany: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Things start to get serious now as we enter the World Cup quarterfinals, which kick off with the meeting of two old rivals, France and Germany. Where to watch – The 12 PM EST/9 AM PST kick-off can be watched … Continue reading

France’s World Cup Team Is Stacked For The Future, No Matter What Happens Against Germany

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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Coming off of a nightmare situation at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, France is having a fine “bounce-back” World Cup. With a team led by key contributors in their prime, such as Hugo Lloris and Karim Benzema, France … Continue reading

France vs. Germany Line-Up Prediction

Posted on by Ben Weich
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As France and Germany prepare to face off at the Maracanã, we look at how the two teams could line up. For the round of 16 match, centre-half Mats Hummels was sidelined with the flu. Now apparently back to full … Continue reading

Predictions and Previews For World Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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  The World Cup is well and truly into the business end of the competition. As the dust settles on the round of 16 there’s been no shortage of drama, controversy and talking points. The best South American side playing … Continue reading

France vs. Germany Preview: European Powers Face Off in Quarterfinals

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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  This match has all the ingredients to serve a titanic meal to soccer fans all around the world twice over. Whether it will be France avenging their 1982 loss in the World Cup semi-finals to the Germans on penalties … Continue reading

Germany Will Look to Use the Flanks in Order to Overcome France

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Germany booked their quarter-final place at this summer’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over an outstanding Algeria side following extra-time. With the toll of extra-time expected to have an impact on Germany’s fitness, Joachim Löw’s side are being rather … Continue reading

Paul Pogba Beginning To Find His Feet On The World Stage

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Soccer is a sport punctured by “what ifs” and “if onlys”. Stories have been around for decades about teams that missed out on certain players, only to see them go and become superstars. For example, Diego Maradona nearly signed for … Continue reading

France 2-0 Nigeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Plus 5 Observations From Round of 16 World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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There wasn’t a comeback that has been the vogue in this World Cup in the match between France and Nigeria but nonetheless this was an entertaining game that went from end to end.  Stephen Keshi prepared his side well and … Continue reading

France vs Nigeria, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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France are heavily favored to win today’s match to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but they’re coming up against a strong and determined Nigeria team who have talent but also possess a lot of defensive … Continue reading

France vs Nigeria Preview: Teams Seek Berth In Final 8

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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No African team has managed to qualify past the quarter-finals stage in the World Cup, but based on their last game against Argentina, Nigeria look the most likely side of the two African teams to go furthest in Brazil. Nigeria … Continue reading

What France Must Do to Overcome Nigeria

Posted on by Dave Trotter
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After the first two matches of the group stage, France looked like a serious contender to capture their second World Cup. But with a 0-0 draw against ten-man Ecuador side, some started to question whether France can keep their composure … Continue reading