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#Les Bleus

# les-bleus - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

From The42 Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report Cloud 9

Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report

The former Toulon coach is said to have agreed a four-year contract to take the top job with Les Bleus until 2023.

# les-bleus - Friday 12 April, 2019

From The42 French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team Les Bleus

French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team

Bernard Laporte said he will ‘respect this choice’ of the clubs as the FFR begins the search for Jacques Brunel’s successor.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From The42 Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal Les Bleus

Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal

The Chelsea striker moved past David Trezeguet last night, and only two players now sit ahead of him in the all-time charts.

# les-bleus - Friday 22 March, 2019

From The42 World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start 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.

# les-bleus - Sunday 10 March, 2019

From The42 Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland 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 - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

From The42 France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses' 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 - Saturday 10 November, 2018

From The42 'It would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d'Or,' says Henry 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 - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From The42 Griezmann delivers Löw blow as World Cup winners reign supreme in Paris against Germany 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 - Sunday 9 September, 2018

From The42 Sublime Giroud volley sinks Dutch as France's World Cup champions return home 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.

# les-bleus - Monday 16 July, 2018

From The42 Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees 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.

# les-bleus - Sunday 15 July, 2018

From The42 Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory 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 - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From The42 After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard 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.

# les-bleus - Friday 6 July, 2018

From The42 France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler 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 - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

From The42 France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira 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.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From The42 Back row revamp as France make five changes for All Blacks revenge mission 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.

# les-bleus - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From The42 Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France 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 - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From The42 'Deschamps is here until 2020': French football president rules out move for Zidane 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 - Friday 1 June, 2018

From The42 Zidane will definitely coach France, claims Deschamps 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 - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From The42 Hendrick withdraws from squad as Ireland gear up for 'big test' with star-studded French 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.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From The42 Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series 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.

# les-bleus - Thursday 17 May, 2018

From The42 No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad Feeling Les Bleus

No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad

The pair have been excluded from Didier Deschamps’ squad.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

From The42 Waterford's French midfielder Bastien Hery scored a peach last night Les Bleus This post contains videos

Waterford's French midfielder Bastien Hery scored a peach last night

The celebration is nearly as good as the finish too.

# les-bleus - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The42 As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute, all the way to the end, in Paris.

# les-bleus - Friday 2 February, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Ireland v France preview with Mike Ross Analysis This post contains videos

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.

# les-bleus - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 Parra's exile from France XV extended as Clermont star ruled out of clash with Ireland 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 - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From The42 France sack head coach Guy Noves as Jacques Brunel takes charge weeks ahead of 6 Nations 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.

# les-bleus - Monday 18 December, 2017

From The42 Ex-France fly-half Freddie Michalak will retire at the end of the season 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.

# les-bleus - Monday 14 August, 2017

From The42 'We need to play the game of our lives against the French' 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.

# les-bleus - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From The42 Cantona slams Deschamps: He is an accountant, not a visionary King Eric

Cantona slams Deschamps: He is an accountant, not a visionary

“Zizou, Zizou, please return. Your country needs you.”

# les-bleus - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From The42 France edge thrilling friendly against England Les Bleus

France edge thrilling friendly against England

The video referee played a central part in the drama.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From The42 Benzema slams Valbuena over sex-tape saga LES BLEUS MOVIE

Benzema slams Valbuena over sex-tape saga

Both men missed the Euro 2016 tournament on home soil after an investigation was launched.

# les-bleus - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy Les Bleus

Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy

France have been ‘over anglicised for too long’.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France 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 - Sunday 12 February, 2017

From The42 France edge past battling Scotland in Paris 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 - Saturday 25 June, 2016

From The42 France ensure tied series with Argentina rout Les Bleus

France ensure tied series with Argentina rout

That’s all you’ll be winning this weekend, lads.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

From The42 The retro Euro teams we loved: France, 1984 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 - Saturday 4 June, 2016

From The42 This beautiful Olivier Giroud finish was the highlight of France's easy win over Scotland Les Bleus This post contains videos

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 - Friday 20 May, 2016

From The42 Au revoir, Hari! French back-row bruiser Harinordoquy is retiring from rugby Les Bleus This post contains videos

Au revoir, Hari! French back-row bruiser Harinordoquy is retiring from rugby

French veteran was nominated for IRB Player of the Year in 2010.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

From The42 One of the best Premier League players of the season just had the greatest day ever 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 - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 Vakatawa and Danty among four debutants in exciting France XV for Italy 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.

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