Les Bleus

Adil Rami announces his international retirement

French central defender Adil Rami announced his retirement from the national team in an interview with TF1 earlier this evening. On his lucky moustache: “Antoine Griezmann touched it before the game, and even the manager did to bring luck. It is now … Read more »

Samuel Umtiti on Kylian Mbappé: “He is a phenomenon.”

Speaking to Antoine Griezmann, who hijacked the BeIN Sports reporter’s duties temporarily, Samuel Umtiti discussed France’s 2018 World Cup win. “I am so proud, we did a great game. We had a great Antoine Griezmann who normally doesn’t defend but today … Read more »

Benjamin Mendy on the France squad: “We are a real family.”

Speaking to BeIN Sports, Benjamin Mendy, who played a bit-part role in the tournament, spoke to the squad’s strength in becoming World Cup champions. “It is crazy. Earlier, a friend of mine sent me a photo of me wearing the French … Read more »

Paul Pogba: “My dad would be very proud of me.”

Speaking to BeIN Sports following becoming a World Cup winner, Paul Pogba evoked his father. “I think about 1998, when I watched a cassette tape of the World Cup with my father, at home, on repeat, we would watch it the … Read more »

Didier Deschamps on his future: “I have a contract to honour.”

RTL asked France manager Didier Deschamps whether or not he would consider leaving his job following this evening’s World Cup triumph. “I don’t do everything like Aimé Jacquet (who famously retired after the 1998 win). I am in a state … Read more »

Antoine Griezmann: “Up until the quarter-finals, it was not the Grizou that we know.”

Speaking to BeIN Sports, man of the match Antoine Griezmann discussed his emotions after winning the World Cup. “At the beginning of the season, my aim was to win the World Cup. I had a difficult start to the season, from … Read more »