Les Bleus

Didier Deschamps explains Lacazette & Martial World Cup squad omissions

France manager Didier Deschamps in a press conference this evening explained his decision to omit Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial from his 23-man Russia World Cup squad. “They were good against Germany (in November 2017), but that was only one … Read more »

Benjamin Pavard: “I am not going to lie to you, I cried.”

Speaking to RMC, Stuttgart right-back Benjamin Pavard reacted to his being called up as one of the 23 players in Didier Deschamps’ Russia World Cup squad. “When I heard my name… At the start, I heard Benjamin, I thought it was … Read more »

Didier Deschamps justifies Dimitri Payet’s absence

France manager Didier Deschamps explained on TF1 why Marseille attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet is not included in both the 23-man squad and the reserves list. “He was a serious candidate. But it will take him at least 3 weeks to recover from … Read more »

Adil Rami: “I haven’t stolen my World Cup place from anyone.”

Speaking to RMC, French international defender Adil Rami reacted to his inclusion in the France World Cup squad. “It is true that after Laurent’s (Koscielny) injury I starting thinking that I might have a bit more of a chance. But when … Read more »

France’s World Cup Squad Revealed

France boss Didier Deschamps has announced a 23-man World Cup squad...

What to expect from Didier Deschamps’ France World Cup Announcement tonight

This evening at 20:00 local time, France boss Didier Deschamps will announce his 23-man squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup, as well as a list of 7 reserve players, on TF1. So what will that squad look like? Here is … Read more »