Didier Deschamps

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Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko heads home his side’s third goal during the  Champions League round of 16  match against Manchester City  at the Stade Louis II. Photograph:  Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images

Monaco 3 Manchester City 1 (6-6 on agg; Monaco go through on away goals) This was everything Manchester City had feared it might become, a chastenin(...)

England striker Jamie Vardy heads home their second goal in the friendly international against Spain at Wembley. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

England 2 Spain 2 Isco scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Spain launched an improbable fightback to snatch a 2-2 draw against England wit(...)

 Antoine Griezmann arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday morning. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Getty Images

Euro 2016 came to an end on Sunday night with Portugal springing a surprise with victory over hosts France in Sunday’s final. On Monday Uefa’s 13-str(...)

 Eder holds the Euro 2016 trophy before leaving Marcoussis on Monday morning. Photograph: EPA

Portugal are celebrating their first-ever title after shocking Euro 2016 hosts France, leaving coach Fernando Santos proud of the strength and unity s(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo in a slightly better mood after Portugal’s 1-0 win over France in extra time. Photograph: Afp

Fernando Santos and Didier Deschamps might have had major selection headaches for the final but they were in the ha’penny place next to the head-wreck(...)

Portugal celebrate Eder’s winner as Antoine Griezmann looks on at the Stade de France. Photograph: Epa

Now that it’s over we can admit it. Euro 2016 was a mediocre tournament, which culminated on Sunday night in a mediocre final and the coronation of a (...)

Portugal were crowned kings of Europe after beating France 1-0 after extra time at the Stade de France. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Portugal 1 France 0 (AET) Perhaps they won it for him in the end, the skipper who seemed hell bent of carrying his nation to a major title in the w(...)

Dimitri Payet’s stunning strike against Romania lit the blue touch paper at Euro 2016. Photograph: Getty

Floods, terror, strikes: that was the stage-setting against which France opened Euro 16 on a turbulent Friday night. From the stadium, you could see (...)

France’s captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ducks down as he leaves a helicopter before  a press conference at the Stade de France ahead of the European Championship final against Portugal on Sunday night. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Didier Deschamps believes his players must seize the opportunity to write another chapter in French football history at the Stade de France on Sunday (...)

France coach Didier Deschamps reacts following Antoine Griezmann’s second goal in the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany in Marseille. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Your correspondent first met French national team coach Didier Deschamps 18 years ago on a grim, grey and cold Turin morning. I was doing an interview(...)

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