France’s  head coach Didier Deschamps kicks a ball during a training session at the Botafogo soccer club’s Santa Cruz stadium. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

For a man once belittled by Eric Cantona as “a water carrier,” Didier Deschamps has certainly made a habit of carrying lots of trophies. French repor(...)

France’s Karim Benzema scores against Honduras during the opening game in Group E.

The history of France in the World Cup is a story of dramatic oscillation. In 1982 and 1986, they reached the semi-finals, then in 1990 and 1994 th(...)

France coach Didier Deschamps is suing  Samir Nasri’s girlfriend Anara Atanes over comments she made on Twitter. Photograph: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images

France coach Didier Deschamps sued the girlfriend of Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri on Friday for allegedly insulting him on Twitter.Deschamps(...)

French coach Didier Deschamps announced his squad, missing Samir Nasri, on   the TF1 evening news programme on Tuesday night. Photograph: Franck Fife/Reuters

Samir Nasri is considering international retirement after being overlooked for France’s World Cup squad.The Manchester City playmaker was surprisingly(...)

Nicolas Anelka of West Bromwich Albion scores the second goal past Gianluca Curci of Bologna during a pre-season friendly. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

A question mark has been placed against Nicolas Anelka’s future after the striker was given permission to miss West Brom’s weekend game at Everton on (...)