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Samir Nasri joins West Ham on return from doping ban


Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri returned to football on Monday following a doping ban by joining English Premier League side, West Ham. Nasri will reunite with West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini, with whom he won one of his two Premier League titles at Manchester City, after joining the Hammers …

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Deschamps: Pogba not as selfish as people think


France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup. At club level the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t lived up to expectations since his then world record £89 million ($116 million) …

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Giroud: Kante was too shy to touch the World Cup

N’Golo Kante

Olivier Giroud has revealed that N’Golo Kante was too shy to grab hold of the World Cup after winning it with France  in Moscow last month, according to Daily Mail. The Chelsea team-mates discussed their World Cup success on the club’s official Facebook page having both played a starring role …

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‘France deserved to win 2018 World Cup’


Former England defender Gary Neville has insisted that France deserved to prevail at the 2018 World Cup. Les Bleus secured the trophy with a 4- 2 win over Croatia in the final of the competition on Sunday afternoon. Didier Deschamps’s side were awarded a controversial penalty via VAR in the …

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France vs Argentina: Starting line-ups


  Starting line-ups for the World Cup last-16 match between Argentina and France at Kazan Arena on Saturday (kick-off 1400 GMT/3pm Nigerian time). France (4-2-3-1) Hugo Lloris (capt); Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante; Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi; Olivier Giroud Coach: Didier …

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This may be my last World Cup — Paul Pogba


Knowing he is not certain to play in any future tournaments, the Manchester United midfielder is desperate to win the trophy this summer. Paul Pogba wants to help France win the 2018 World Cup as he is “realistic” over the possibility of never playing in the tournament again. The Manchester …

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Paul Pogba a ‘complete Midfielder’ – Didier Deschamps


France manager Didier Deschamps has come to the defense of midfielder Paul Pogba, touting the Manchester United man’s abilities as a “complete midfielder.” Speaking to reporters ahead of Saturday’s match against the U.S., Deschamps was asked often about Pogba, and in particular an interview he gave to France Football where …

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Official: Valencia sign Kondogbia after successful loan spell


Spanish side Valencia have signed Inter and France midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia on a permanent basis following a successful season on loan at the Mestalla. Kondogbia, 25, has signed a contract running until 2022 and the transfer fee is reported to be in the region of €25 million (£22m/$29m). The deal …

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