Giroud ready to tower above French giants

From Raymond Kopa to Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane to Thierry Henry, France has produced some of football’s all-time greats, but Olivier Giroud needs just one more goal for Les Bleus to... Read more »

Didier Deschamps hopes France have learnt lessons from Denmark defeats

France manager Didier Deschamps hopes his side learnt lessons from surprise Nations League defeats to Denmark ahead of Saturday’s World Cup clash in Doha. The reigning champions go into the encounter leading... Read more »

Olivier Giroud equals Thierry Henry record as France power past Australia

Olivier Giroud equalled France’s all-time goalscoring record as his brace helped the holders recover from an early scare to make light work of Australia and begin their World Cup defence with a... Read more »

Knee injury rules France defender Lucas Hernandez out of World Cup

Lucas Hernandez has become the latest France player to be ruled out of the World Cup. The Bayern Munich defender was forced off in the first half of Tuesday’s 4-1 win over... Read more »

Saudi Arabia stun Argentina and France start in style

A shock for the ages, more Qatar criticism and the defending champions began with a win – Tuesday was quite a day at the World Cup. Saudi Arabia stunned one of the... Read more »

Jamie McGrath pleased to see ‘risky’ move pay off after making Republic return

Jamie McGrath was pleased to see his “risky” decision to leave Wigan on loan this summer pay dividends after making his return to the international stage following 12 months in the wilderness.... Read more »

5 things we learned from the Republic of Ireland’s friendly double-header

Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny will finalise his plans for Euro 2024 qualification on the back of another testing few days. A home defeat by Norway and a narrow victory in... Read more »

Argentina and France prepare for openers

Lionel Messi’s Argentina and defending champions France are among the teams getting their campaigns under way as the opening round of World Cup group matches continues on Tuesday. On Monday, England made... Read more »

Three talking points from USA v Wales at World Cup

Gareth Bale popped up with a late equaliser from the spot as Wales snatched a 1-1 draw against the United States on Monday in their first World Cup match since 1958. AFP... Read more »

Didier Deschamps confident France can cope with absence of leading players

Defending World Cup champions France may have been rocked by the withdrawal of Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema but manager Didier Deschamps insists his squad can cope with their growing injury list.... Read more »