Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been included in Didier Deschamps’ France squad for the upcoming Euro 2020. Photograph: EPA

The pursuit of harmony has been the cornerstone of Didier Deschamps’ reign as France manager. The 1998 World Cup-winning captain sought to become a (...)

Manchester City’s Ferran Torres scores his side’s first goal during the  Champions League Group C match against Olympiakos  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City 3 Olympiakos 0 Manchester City have a maximum nine points in a group stage that is going perfectly. Factor in a fine display from Fer(...)

Mathieu Valbuena of Olympiakos celebrates with team-mates after scoring  his side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the  Champions League Group B match against Tottenham Hotspur at Karaiskakis Stadium  in Piraeus, Greece. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Olympiakos 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Tottenham have picked up where they left off last season, where high Champions League drama came as standard and the(...)

Mauricio Pochettino: “I don’t care what people think – if we are contenders or not.” Photograph: Panagiotis Moschandreou/EPA

Champions League Group B: Olympiakos v Tottenham Hotspur Kick-off: 5.55pm, Wednesday. Venue: Karaiskakis Stadium. On TV: Virgin Media One and BT Spor(...)

  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 (...)

Former France international Eric Cantona has questioned whether Didier Deschamps excluded some players from his Euro 2016 squad on the grounds of ethnicity. Photo: Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images

Eric Cantona has controversially suggested the ethnicity of Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa may have been a factor in the France manager Didier Desch(...)

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been named in France’s 23-man squad for the European Championships to be held in the country. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

France coach Didier Deschamps picked seasoned striker Olivier Giroud on Thursday for his 23-man squad for the European soccer championship, which Fran(...)

Karim Benzema revealed on his Twitter account that he will not feature for France at Euro 2016. Photo: Getty Images

Karim Benzema will not be selected for France’s Euro 2016 campaign, the country’s football federation (FFF) has announced. Benzema pleaded his case f(...)

 Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is still eager to feature in Euro2016. Photograph: Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images

Karim Benzema said he will put his trust in Didier Deschamps and Noël Le Graët when they meet on Wednesday to discuss his future with France ahead of (...)

 Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema before the round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

A court on Friday confirmed an easing of restrictions on the movements of Karim Benzema, the French striker at the centre of a sex tape blackmail inv(...)

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