Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, Neto and Antoine Griezmann during a training session. Photograph: Reuters

La Liga After an underwhelming title race and struggles in Europe, Spain’s top three have all been very busy already. Real Madrid have spent more tha(...)

Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann react after Turkey’s second goal at the Buyuksehir Belediyesi stadium in Konya. Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey 2 France 0 World Cup winners France suffered a shock defeat to Turkey in Euro 2020 qualifying group H. Kaan Ayhan headed the opener and (...)

Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off during Portugal’s draw with Serbia. Photograph: Mario Cruz/EPA

Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured as reigning European champions Portugal were held 1-1 at home to Serbia in their Euro 2020 qualifier. The 34-year-(...)

 Bayern Munich have announced that Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard will join the club at the end of the season. Photograph: PA

Bayern Munich have reached an agreement to sign French defender Benjamin Pavard, who will join the German champions on a five-year deal from next sea(...)

Kylian Mbappé  scores one of his two goals against Argentina in Kazan Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

World Cup: France 4 Argentina 3 - July 2nd, Kazan There was far too much travelling to be done in Russia for every memorable game to be seen, but I m(...)

France’s Olivier Giroud scores during their Nations League win over Netherlands in Paris. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty Images

France 2 Netherlands 1 France striker Olivier Giroud ended his 10-match goalless run with the winner as the world champions’ return to Paris for the (...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been left off the shortlist for the Fifa Player of the Year for the first time since 2006. Photo: Lluis Gene/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo could claim a record sixth Fifa men’s player of the year prize after Lionel Messi was omitted from the shortlist for the first time (...)

Didier Deschamps lifts the  Jules Rimet trophy at the Stade de France in 1998. The former France  captain could become just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and manager.  Photograph: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images

Almost 20 years to the day since France beat Brazil 3-0 in Paris to win their first and only World Cup, the man who captained a team that united a nat(...)

Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera lets Antoine Griezmann’s shot slip through his hands during the 2018 World Cup quarter-final against France in Nizhny Novgorod. Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Uruguay 0 France 2 Uruguay are the smallest country to win the World Cup but their defeat to France showed why little countries find it harder to lif(...)

Kylian Mbappe   scores to put France 3-2 ahead during the last 16 victory over Argentina in Kazan. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

France 4 Argentina 3 This was surely no way for a player with a serious claim to being the best on the planet to exit the international game’s great(...)

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