Paul Pogba of France celebrates his goal against Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. Photograph: EPA

France 2 Nigeria 0The French continue to move forward at this World Cup and yet they have yet to completely shake the suspicion that they are simply f(...)

France coach Didier Deschamps: “My only concern is the match against Nigeria,” he said, talking down speculation about his team’s prospects of going all the way. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

If there was an upside for Didier Deschamps to the various disasters that had befallen the French side in the years before he took charge, it was that(...)

 Karim Benzema  scores France’s   fourth goal past Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio  during the   World Cup Group E match at Arena Fonte Nova  in Salvador. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

France 5 Switzerland 2Any notion that the World Cup is turning into a tournament for the smaller nations was banished when Switzerland received their (...)

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’s Franck Ribery is out of the World Cup in Brazil.  Photograph: Charles Platiau / Reuters

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of France’s World Cup campaign, along with Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier. Montpellier’s Remy C(...)

Joe Kinnear (centre) has resigned as Newcastle’s director of football.

Alan Pardew appears to have won a major battle at Newcastle United following Joe Kinnear’s resignation as the club’s director of football late on Mond(...)

Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: Alan Pardew was left alone to face a furious backlash as Newcastle succumbed to another humbling derby defeat by Sunderla(...)

 France midfielder Yohan Cabaye has completed his move from Newcastle to Paris St Germain  both clubs have announced.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Paris St Germain have confirmed the signing of midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle. The France midfielder has penned a three-and-a-half-year contra(...)

Newcastle and Paris St Germain have reached an agreement over the transfer of midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Yohan Cabaye to join PSG

Newcastle decided to cash in on Yohan Cabaye after he indicated his wish to leave for Champions League football.The Magpies and Paris St Germain reach(...)

Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye (centre) is a target for Paris St. Germain.  Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew can give no guarantees over Yohan Cabaye’s future at the club.The 28-year-old France international was the subject of a(...)