France’s manager Didier Deschamps at  a press conference in Bucharest, Romania,  ahead of the match against Switzerland.  Photograph: UEFA/ AFP

World champions France are facing mounting injuries ahead of their Euro Round-of-16 match against Switzerland on Monday, with coach Didier Deschamps s(...)

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(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring Portugal’s second against France. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Getty/AFP

Portugal 2 France 2 The European champions were out of the Euros at the precise moment Cristiano Ronaldo faced Hugo Lloris for the second time from t(...)

France manager Didier Deschamps greets the fans after his team’s win against Germany at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: Matthias Schrader/Getty Images

France head coach Didier Deschamps felt his side looked comfortable as they began their Euro 2020 campaign with victory against Germany in Munich. Ma(...)

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(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho are two of world football’s hottest prospects. Photograph:  Michael Sohn/AP

Ever since the Bundesliga’s fixture list was released way back in July last year, the timing has looked delicious. For neutrals, the two fixtures that(...)

Thomas Muller reacts during Bayern’s 2-0 Champions League win over Olympiakos. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty

Earlier this year, representatives of one of the Bundesliga’s budding superstars met with a delegation from Bayern Munich. Their client is likely to m(...)

France’s Antoine Griezmann scores the first of his goals in the  Uefa Nations League match at Stade de France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France 2 Germany 1 Antoine Griezmann scored twice in the second half as world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in their Nations (...)

Atletico Madrid celebrate their Super Cup victory over Real in Estonia. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty

Real Madrid 2 Atlético Madrid 4 (AET) Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo with an extra-time defeat to bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in (...)

Belgium’s assistant coach Thierry Henry looks on before the quarter-final against Brazil. Photograph: Benjamin Cremel/AFP/Getty Images

The irony of Thierry Henry, one of France’s all-time soccer greats, plotting his own country’s downfall at the World Cup in Russia has not been lost o(...)

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