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Friendlies round-up: Alexandre Lacazette nets twice, Spain held by Russia, Nigeria beat Argentina


Alexandre Lacazette scored twice but Lars Stindl earned Germany a 2-2 draw in a heavyweight friendly battle against France in Cologne. Lacazette twice put the visitors ahead, with Timo Werner netting the first equaliser for the Germans. France looked set to hold on and make it three victories in a row against Germany, who they beat in the European Championship semi-finals last summer, only ...

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[Video] Black Queens smashed 8-0 by France in friendly


Ghana’s national women’s team, the Black Queens, suffered a huge thumping at the hands of the French women’s team, Les Bleues, on Monday in an international friendly played at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims. The match was to help the two teams prepare for various assignments: the Women’s AFCON in Ghana in 2018 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in ...

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England lose 3-2 to France in Paris friendly

Ousmane Dembele scored his first international goal for France (Image credit: Reuters)

England’s final game of the season ended in defeat as they were deservedly beaten by effervescent France in an entertaining friendly in Paris. Harry Kane provided England with the perfect start when he turned in Ryan Bertrand’s cross after only nine minutes – but the pace and movement of the France attack was soon proving too much for manager Gareth ...

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Video assistant plays key role as Spain beat France

German referee Felix Zwayer disallowed a France goal, and awarded one for Spain, after consulting with a video assistant referee (Image credit: Reuters)

Video technology was used to correct two wrong decisions as Spain beat France in a friendly in Paris. France striker Antoine Griezmann had a goal ruled out by a video assistant referee for offside. And Spain’s second goal, scored by Gerard Deulofeu, was awarded by the video official after an assistant referee wrongly flagged for offside. David Silva opened the ...

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FIFA 2018 WCQ: France edge Dutch, Portugal and Belgium hit six

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Christian Benteke registers quickest ever competitive international goal Paul Pogba scores only goal as France edge out Netherlands André Silva and Benteke get hat-tricks as Portugal and Belgium hit six Next games in these groups on Friday 11 or Sunday 13 November Nine more qualifiers on Tuesday, with Germany and England in action Group A Netherlands 0-1 France France took ...

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EURO 2016: France forward Antoine Griezmann wins Golden Boot


France forward Antoine Griezmann may have drawn a blank in the 1-0 final loss to Portugal but he did win the UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Golden Boot ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Olivier Giroud. Griezmann, who finished with six finals goals, opened his EURO account with a 90th-minute effort against Albania on matchday two. However, it was during the knockout ...

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Portugal win EURO 2016


Portugal beat France 1-0 after extra time to win maiden major tournament Substitute Éder scores long-range 109th-minute winner – his first ever competitive goal Captain and all-time record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo goes off after 25 minutes Both teams – André-Pierre Gignac and Raphael Guerreiro – denied by the woodwork France’s first tournament defeat on home soil in 19 games, since ...

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EURO 2016: Griezmann double takes France into final


Hosts France beat world champions Germany to reach UEFA EURO 2016 final Antoine Griezmann scores from spot after Bastian Schweinsteiger’s handball (45+2) Striker prods in his sixth goal of tournament to clinch win (72) France will play Portugal in Sunday’s final at Stade de France France will have the chance to emulate their 1984 European champions after two assured Antoine ...

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EURO 2016: Slick France end Iceland saga


Hosts France are through to their first UEFA European Championship semi-final since 2000 after a thoroughly assured 5-2 win brought Iceland’s remarkable run to a close. The debutants had reached this quarter-final stage by stunning England in the last 16, but there was no chance of a repeat as Les Bleus took an early stranglehold to set up a last-four ...

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EURO 2016: Griezmann helps France fight back to oust Ireland


Two goals in four minutes from Antoine Griezmann kept alive France’s UEFA EURO 2016 hopes and finally ended the resistance of a dogged Republic of Ireland in Lyon. France had not fallen behind in any of their first three games – yet within two minutes that had changed. Shane Long went down after tangling with Paul Pogba and Robbie Brady sent ...

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