Didier Deschamps

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Séamus Coleman and James McClean challenge for the ball during a Republic of Ireland squad training session at Stade de Montbauron in Versaille. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

If there really is to be some inspiration to be drawn from the time Ireland played France in Paris in 2009 then it should be the team’s performance –(...)

France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during training ahead of their clash with Ireland in Euro 2016 second round. Photo: Getty Images

France captain Hugo Lloris has vocalised his faith in the team’s defensive unit on the eve of the host nation’s showdown against Ireland. Although Fra(...)

France  coach Didier Deschamps arrives at the team’s hotel in Lyon ahead of the match against the Republic of Ireland on Sunday afternoon. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

French coach Didier Deschamps had admitted that the host nation has been given an advantage going into Sunday’s European Championship second round gam(...)

Roy Keane: “As Jack said years ago, ‘put ‘em under pressure’. I’m sure there’s a song about that, you know.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho er

Ireland is, at heart, a village, and when every so often the national football team features in a match of heightened, concentrated theatre, that vill(...)

France’s midfielder Paul Pogba: has reacted to perceived injustice of the French media about his performances. Photograph: FranckFife/AFP

Ireland’s victory over Italy looked a bit like an old-school European Cup game from the early 1980s, with the strong men from the windswept offshore i(...)

Paul Pogba did not start France’s win over Albania at Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Photograph: EPA

Didier Deschamps rang the changes for France and admitted afterwards that Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann were unhappy about being dropped to the sub(...)

Tempers flare between rival fans at the England-Russia game in Marseille. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

On Friday evening I was sitting at the Havana Cafe on the south quays of Marseille’s Old Port watching France play Romania in the opening match of Eur(...)

France’s head coach Didier Deschamps looks on during a squad training session at the Stade de France on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images.

EURO 1916 GROUP A France v Romania St Denis, 8pm RTÉ 2, UTV Eighteen years to the day after the World Cup they won on home soil kicked off in St(...)

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney with his players after the defeat to Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The brilliant BBC satire The Thick of It bequeathed us the phrase “omnishambles”, and, after it was appropriated by real-life politicians almost imme(...)

West Germany 1972 What do you get if you cross Total Football with tiki-taka? Ramba Zamba fussball, the name given to the colourful, vibrant style (...)

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