Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan earns France call-up

Soccer 05/21/19, 09:09

France coach Didier Deschamps called up three new players on Tuesday, including Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra and a friendly against Bolivia.Maignan, who was voted the league's best goalkeeper last week, was rewarded for his excellent season with French league runner-up Lille."Maignan ...

France soccer players send support to Davis Cup team

Soccer 11/22/18, 09:38

There will be an air of sporting "deja vu" when France takes on Croatia in the Davis Cup final.The two nations already faced off this year in the World Cup final, with France's national soccer team emerging victorious 4-2.Yannick Noah, the Davis Cup captain for France, is a longtime soccer ...

World champion France beats Uruguay to cap successful year

Soccer 11/20/18, 17:10

Olivier Giroud scored from the penalty spot for France as the world champion beat Uruguay 1-0 in a friendly match on Tuesday to conclude an exceptional year with a rather mundane display.The French bounced back from a 2-0 loss at the Netherlands that cost them a spot in the UEFA ...

Wijnaldum and Depay strike as Netherlands beats France 2-0

Soccer 11/16/18, 16:50

Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum scored just before halftime and Memphis Depay converted an audacious extra-time penalty as the Netherlands team that did not qualify for the World Cup beat world champion France 2-0 on Friday in the UEFA Nations League.The margin of victory flattered Didier Deschamps' injury-hit team, with goalkeeper Hugo ...

Anthony Martial back in France’s national team squad

Soccer 11/08/18, 09:47

Anthony Martial has been called back to France's national team eight months after his latest appearance with the squad.The Manchester United forward has been included in France coach Didier Deschamps' list of players for upcoming matches at the Netherlands on Nov. 16 in the UEFA Nations League and Uruguay in ...

Late Mbappe double earns France draw against Iceland

Soccer 10/11/18, 17:37

Kylian Mbappe salvaged a 2-2 draw for world champion France with a last-minute equalizer in Thursday's friendly against Iceland.Iceland was 2-0 up with five minutes left at the Roudourou stadium in Brittany and looked set to hand France its first loss since winning the World Cup in July.France's Paul Pogba, ...

Payet back with France squad after Fekir’s withdrawal

Soccer 10/08/18, 08:12

Marseille winger Dimitri Payet was called up Monday by France coach Didier Deschamps for upcoming matches against Iceland and Germany as a replacement for the injured Nabil Fekir.Payet missed the World Cup because of injury and has not played with the national squad since a 2-1 win over Belarus in ...

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