France’s Paul Pogba  after the  Euro 2020 match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena in Budapest on June 23th. Photograph:  Franck Fife/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Few would take exception with Didier Deschamps’ assertion that while other teams may have made a better impression at Euro 2020, France will really ge(...)

Didier Deschamps: the France manager’s decision to recall Benzema after a highly visible and often bitter absence of nearly six years was surprising.  Photograph: Uefa/AFP via Getty Images

France v Germany, Allianz Arena, Munich, Tuesday, 8pm - Live on RTÉ 2 and ITV Unlike England, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, all(...)

Lionel Messi looks dejected as Bayern Munich run riot. Photo: Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images

The seventh goal was the saddest. Lionel Messi comes back to his own half to get the ball, turns and scans the options. Philippe Coutinho at one o’clo(...)

Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring Bayern Munich’s fourth against Chelsea. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Getty/AFP

Bayern Munich 4 Chelsea 1 (Bayern Munich win 7-1 on aggregate) Robert Lewandowski struck his 52nd and 53rd goals of a stunning season and laid on two(...)

Serge Gnabry scores  Bayern Munich’s third goal during the Champions League Group B match against Tottenham Hotspur at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Bayern Munich 7 There were 55 minutes on the stadium clock and a look of pure bewilderment on the faces of Tottenham’s defenders.(...)

Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels during training at Anfield ahead of the Champions League Round of 16 clash with Liverpool. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA

Champions League Round of 16 first leg: Liverpool v Bayern Munich Kick off: 8pm, Tuesday. Venue: Anfield. On TV: RTÉ2, Virgin Media and BT Sport. “M(...)

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(...)

France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during  a press conference at the Ekaterinburg Arena on the eve of the  game against Peru.  Photograph: Getty Images

A matter of weeks after Hugo Lloris suggested that his Tottenham teammates needed to ask themselves a question or two over the summer months about wha(...)

Antonie Griezmann is tackled by Australia’s Josh Risdon - the video referee later concluded it was a foul. Photograph: Benjamin Cremel/AFP/Getty

France 2 Australia 1 France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 w(...)

France’s Olivier Giroud scores their first goal during the pre-World Cup friendly win over Ireland. Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France 2 Ireland 0 Despite the defeat, this was far from Ireland’s worst ever night at the Stade de France but they have had better. Outplayed from b(...)

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