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# Les Bleus

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# Les Bleus
World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start
Didier Deschamps’ side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes against Moldova.
# Jouez
Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland
The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.
# Les Bleus
France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses'
The Toulouse trio of Antoine Dupoint, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos will be central for the French.
# Les Bleus
'It would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d'Or,' says Henry
The Monaco boss believes that Raphael Varane, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are all standout candidates for the award.
# Les Bleus
Griezmann delivers Löw blow as World Cup winners reign supreme in Paris against Germany
France sit four points clear at the top of their Nations League group after Antoine Griezmann instigated a 2-1 win over Germany.
# Les Bleus
Sublime Giroud volley sinks Dutch as France's World Cup champions return home
Olivier Giroud proved a popular hero on France’s competitive return to Paris against the Netherlands.
# deux etoiles
Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees
Flyovers, presidential welcomes and raucous fans amounted to a hero’s welcome for Les Bleus.
# Joy
Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory
Cheers rang out throughout the country for each of four goals in the final.
# Les Bleus
After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard
The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.
# Allez Allez
France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler
Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.
# Les Bleus
France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira
France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.
# fresh faces
Back row revamp as France make five changes for All Blacks revenge mission
Les Bleus are trailing in the series heading to Wellington.
# black and bleu
Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France
The All Blacks racked up 41 points in the final half hour with France unable to recover from the setback.
# Les Bleus
'Deschamps is here until 2020': French football president rules out move for Zidane
No ‘Didier-Zizou’ debate, says FFF chief Le Graet.
# Les Bleus
Zidane will definitely coach France, claims Deschamps
The Bleus coach feels his former international team-mate will lead the national team one day after announcing his Real Madrid tenure was over.
# Les Bleus
Hendrick withdraws from squad as Ireland gear up for 'big test' with star-studded French
Manager Martin O’Neill has spoken about the challenge facing his team in tomorrow night’s friendly in Paris.
# back in bleu
Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series
Mathieu Bastareaud’s responsibilities will be increased with captain Guilhem Guirado rested.
# Feeling Les Bleus
No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad
The pair have been excluded from Didier Deschamps’ squad.
# Les Bleus
Waterford's French midfielder Bastien Hery scored a peach last night
The celebration is nearly as good as the finish too.
France v Ireland, Six Nations
We went minute-by-minute, all the way to the end, in Paris.
# Analysis
The Rugby Show: Ireland v France preview with Mike Ross
Former Ireland prop Mike Ross joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview the 2018 Six Nations.
# parra-medic
Parra's exile from France XV extended as Clermont star ruled out of clash with Ireland
Racing 92′s Brice Dulin will also miss the Six Nations opener to force Jacques Brunel to call up two replacements.
# Les Bleus
France sack head coach Guy Noves as Jacques Brunel takes charge weeks ahead of 6 Nations
Ireland face Les Bleus on the first weekend of the Six Nations in Paris.
# Au Revoir
Ex-France fly-half Freddie Michalak will retire at the end of the season
He is France’s all-time international top point scorer.
# defining
'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'
Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.
# King Eric
Cantona slams Deschamps: He is an accountant, not a visionary
“Zizou, Zizou, please return. Your country needs you.”
# Les Bleus
France edge thrilling friendly against England
The video referee played a central part in the drama.
Benzema slams Valbuena over sex-tape saga
Both men missed the Euro 2016 tournament on home soil after an investigation was launched.
# Les Bleus
Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy
France have been ‘over anglicised for too long’.
# Les Bleus
The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France
Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to look at the key talking points ahead of Ireland’s first home game.
# Les Bleus
France edge past battling Scotland in Paris
Guy Noves’ side bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to England with a 22-16 win.
# Les Bleus
France ensure tied series with Argentina rout
That’s all you’ll be winning this weekend, lads.
# Cult Heroes
The retro Euro teams we loved: France, 1984
Michel Platini was outstanding while Giresse, Tigana and Fernandez weren’t half-bad either.
# Les Bleus
This beautiful Olivier Giroud finish was the highlight of France's easy win over Scotland
The Arsenal striker netted a brace in Metz.
# Les Bleus
Au revoir, Hari! French back-row bruiser Harinordoquy is retiring from rugby
French veteran was nominated for IRB Player of the Year in 2010.
# Special Occasion
One of the best Premier League players of the season just had the greatest day ever
N’Golo Kante is enjoying a meteoric rise.
# Les Bleus
Vakatawa and Danty among four debutants in exciting France XV for Italy
Guy Novès hands out four debuts for France’s Six Nations opener.
# Les Bleus
New coach, new faces ... same old story? The French perspective on the Six Nations
French rugby blogger Jérémy Sarda continues our look behind enemy lines ahead of the Six Nations kick-off.
# fin
Flowing-locked Szarzewski follows France captain Dusautoir into Test retirement
The Racing 92 hooker joins the likes of Michalak, Papé and Mas in international retirement.
# Opinion
5 talking points on Ireland's team for the massive RWC clash with France
Keith Earls has a man mountain of a task ahead of him.