Raymond Kopa

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Neymar’s late brilliance inspired Barcelona to their improbable 6-1 win over PSG. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP

“As long as there’s a 1% chance, we’ll have 99% faith,” Neymar wrote in the aftermath of Barcelona’s 4-0 destruction in Paris – but by the time he sto(...)

Yugoslavia against the Soviet Union in the 1960 European Nations’ Cup final.Yugoslavia reached the final by virtue of a thrilling 5-4 win over hosts France in the semi-finals. Photograph: Getty

Euro 1960: Yugoslavia 5 France 4 July 6th, 1960 If things go well for France this summer, the Euro 2016 hosts might well be playing a semi-final on(...)

West German goalkeeper Toni Schumacher (right) jumps past the ball as he gets ready to collide with French defender Patrick Battiston during the 1982 World Cup semi-final in Stockholm. Battiston was carried off the field on a stretcher while Schumacher, unpunished,  resumed play with a goal-kick. Photograph: AFP

The semi-final stage of the World Cup has, on balance, not been particularly kind to France. In 1958, the free-scoring team of Just Fontaine and Raymo(...)