Nantes’ Diego Carlos is shown a red card by referee Tony Chapron. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Referee Tony Chapron has been stood down from this week’s Ligue 1 match between Angers and Troyes and will face a disciplinary hearing over the contro(...)

François Hollande: the French president said in 2012 that he regretted the “ghettoisation” of the Les Bleus national football team. Photograph: Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty Images

Remarks by François Hollande quoted in a new book have enraged the French judiciary, footballers and his ex-partner, and prompted a wave of ridicule (...)

  Didier Deschamps with  Karim Benzema who  accused the France coach of bowing to pressure from a “racist” political party by not choosing him for the country’s Euro 2016 squad. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty Images

The leader of France’s far-right Front National has described Karim Benzema’s accusations of racism against national team manager Didier Deschamps as (...)

Armed police keep watch during France’s training session at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

France captain Hugo Lloris insists initial doubts over the sense of playing tonight’s friendly against England were quickly replaced by a desire for a(...)

French midfielder Antoine Griezmann shoots during the friendly international against Germany. Photograph: Getty Images

The soccer friendly between England and France will go ahead as planned in London on Tuesday following the deadly attacks in Paris, the French footbal(...)

File photo of Uefa president Michel Platini Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP

Suspended Uefa president Michel Platini lodged an appeal with Fifa against his 90-day ban from the game on Saturday while French soccer’s governing bo(...)

The French Professional Football League (LFP) will decide on January 20, 2015 if it will approve Ben Arfa’s 18-month contract with OGC Nice. Photograph: Valery Hachevalery/Getty Images

The French Football League (LFP) is yet to decide whether or not former Newcastle playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa can sign for Nice.The 27-year-old is keen t(...)

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(...)