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PSG’s Alleged Racial Profiling ‘Unacceptable’ – Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps has attacked Paris Saint-Germain’s alleged racial profiling of players as “unacceptable and intolerable”. Last week French investigative website Mediapart claimed that the Ligue 1 club’s talent scouts operated a system of racial profiling for years. The revelations prompted the French champions to launch an immediate investigation. PSG’s general manager Jean-Claude Blanc acknowledged that the practice which …

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World Champions France Given Heroes’ Reception On Return Home

(From L) France's forward Olivier Giroud, France's forward Antoine Griezmann, France's defender Lucas Hernandez, France's goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrate with teammates on the roof of a bus while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, with teenager Kylian Mbappe applying the coup de grace and cementing his place as …

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Vote: Your World Cup 2018 Team Of The Tournament

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Presnel Kimpembe of France kisses the trophy following victory during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France emerged victorious in an eventful World Cup final on Sunday, capping a memorable 2018 event in Russia. Didier Deschamps’ side proved themselves to be the best team in the world over the past four weeks, winning six of their seven games and dismissing the likes of Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium on their route to the final. A number of …

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France And Croatia Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Final

FILE PHOTO) (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 971656634,971690258,971651100,971656306,971655514,971655574,971651358,971651636,971656908,971656488,971655430,971655146,998599500,972268018,972261904,972262660,972262574,972268488,972266982,972268212,972263022,972261760,972262260,972267396 ) In this composite image a comparison has been made between the players France and Croatia. France and Croatia meet in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final. (Photo by FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

By the end of play this afternoon, either France or Croatia will have been crowned World Cup winners for 2018. A month-long tournament has come down to one to one game in Moscow, as Zlatko Dalic and Didier Deschamps aim to create a bit of history with their respective sides. With that, the managers have named their starting elevens for …

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France V Croatia: A Combined XI Ahead Of The World Cup Final

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France and Croatia do battle in Moscow on Sunday afternoon in pursuit of the most prestigious prize in football. Through force of will and determination, Zlatko Dalic and Didier Deschamps have led their respective sides to the World Cup final – nobody can say that they don’t deserve to be there, nor can it be denied that either team would …

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How Paul Pogba Used The World Cup To Reinvent Himself

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 11: Paul Pogba of France poses for a potrait at the team hotel during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

When it has come to observing praise of the individual stars of this France World Cup team, Paul Pogba’s name has generally been conspicuous by its absence. So often the centre of attention (though not always for the right reasons), it has been fascinating to see the Manchester United midfielder take more of a back seat role while the likes …

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Power Ranking The Four World Cup Semi-Finalists

And then there were four – the World Cup has reached the semi-final stage, and we’re left with an all-European affair. Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all fell at the last eight hurdle, leaving France, Belgium, England and Croatia with just one more hill to climb between themselves and the promised land of the World Cup final. Ahead of …

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France Send Argentina Home In A Seven-Goal World Cup Classic In Kazan

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

France finally showed their title credentials at this World Cup with a rousing 4-3 victory over Argentina in Kazan. Les Bleus were the favourites going into this encounter against a seriously disjointed Argentina side, but had to be wary of a rejuvenation in Jorge Sampaoli’s side after they clawed their way into the last 16 with victory over Nigeria in midweek. …

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France And Germany Are Drowning In A Sea Of Individual Talent

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France and Germany are divided by their points total at this point of the World Cup, but are united by their abject opening performances. Unlike Didier Deschamps stuttering France side, Germany couldn’t rely on technology to bail them out of a display that will have many nervously looking at their betting slips and office sweepstakes. It should be remembered, of …

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Five Things We Learned From France’s Narrow Victory Over Australia

France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L), France's midfielder Paul Pogba (C) and France's defender Adil Rami celebrate at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between France and Australia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 16, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

France opened their 2018 World Cup campaign on Saturday morning against Australia – but it wasn’t all plain sailing for the Euro 2016 finalists. The favourites of many to lift the trophy next month, Didier Deschamps’ failed to live up to that tag and, although they can be happy with the three points, the manner of their performance should worry manager …

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