France

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMT

A mathematical explanation, a positional transformation and the daddy of debuts feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.

European quartet secure France 2018 berths

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMT

England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

Big and little, old and new

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMT

A huge team, a little striker, an veteran midfielder and fresh champs feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 11:12:00 GMT

This week features Neymar's historic transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, a poignant tribute to legendary Australian broadcaster Les Murray and reaction from UEFA Women's EURO where hosts Netherlands set up a final with Denmark.

Neymar strengthens PSG's Brazilian bonds

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:38:00 GMT

Neymar is far from the first Brazilian to star for Paris Saint-Germain. FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the Seleçao stars who have previously made their mark in the French capital.

EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMT

A breathtaking back-heel, set-piece wizardry, spot-kick incapacity feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.

Gael Angoula: a life in six chapters

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

A former Thai boxer who spent time in prison before slowly climbing the French ranks to star in Ligue 1, Gael Angoula is now embarking on a new adventure as a referee. He spoke to FIFA.com about his remarkable career journey.

Abily bids adieu to Les Bleues

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:35:00 GMT

Les Bleues legend Camille Abily has called time on her international career, having won the last of her 183 caps during France's UEFA Women's EURO 2017 defeat to England.

Shocks aplenty as big guns toppled

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:51:00 GMT

History was made everywhere you looked as England, Denmark and Austria made it into the semi-finals of the UEFA Women's EURO 2017.

A dribble, a shutout and a three-team club

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:41:00 GMT

A jaw-dropping dribble, dream debuts, the swapping of a stripe and the end of long sequences feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with joy for a Brooklynite and a Reddingite.

Big cats, Red Devils and a Gallic goblin

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:54:00 GMT

A son scourging his father, a Gallic elf grilling some Spanish free-scorers and some Lionessess running wild feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with foreigners on Merseyside and at the ESPYS.

Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMT

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 kicks-off in the Netherlands on Sunday as the hosts take on Norway. FIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.

Dani Alves joins Paris Saint-Germain

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:54:00 GMT

Decorated right-back and Brazil international Dani Alves has joined six-time French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain from Juventus on a two-year contract.

Migne’s seven steps to becoming a wizard

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:37:00 GMT

Congo coach Sebastien Migne took time out from his new role to take FIFA.com through the seven lessons that he learned from his former master Claude Le Roy.

Behind the World Cup record: Fabien Barthez

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:50:00 GMT

One of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of French football, Fabien Barthez made 17 appearances at the FIFA World Cup, a French record, keeping no fewer than ten clean sheets in the process.

Elephants, Lions and a tank

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMT

The remarkable ratios of two of Europe’s most deadly hitmen feature in FIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.

The nine host cities confirmed

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:51:00 GMT

Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes have been confirmed as the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ host cities.

5 days to go: Champions’ parade

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:12:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we list the different winners of the Tournament of Champions.

Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMT

With 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

11 days to go: Nakamura’s perfect free-kick

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:34:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we remember one of the best free-kicks in the history of the competition.

 

‘RocKy’ fights his way to the top

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 10:57:00 GMT

Two-time French champion ‘Vitality RocKy’ won the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship on 20 May and is enjoying the season of his life, after having long struggled to obtain a breakthrough victory.

Italy’s destiny in safe hands with Zaccagno

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:22:00 GMT

Originally his side’s third-choice keeper with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Alex Meret being called into the senior squad, Andrea Zaccagno was the star of Italy’s 2-1 defeat of France in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16.

South American superstars and calcio’s new cape

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMT

The Bundesliga losing its mind-blowing monopolisation of scoring to an unlikely source features in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.

Slender wins and six of the best confirm quarters

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:18:00 GMT

​The FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 quarter-finals have been decided, with Mexico, Italy and USA the completing trio - though they made it their in differing fashions.

Italy taste revenge against France

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:01:00 GMT

Italy booked a return to the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter-finals as they saw off France 2-1 in Cheonan, eliminating one of the pre-tournament favourites thanks to a resilient display.

Coppolaro keen to erase and rewind

Wed, 31 May 2017 02:04:00 GMT

Ahead of a classic encounter in world football, Italy defender Mauro Coppolaro speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's history against France and his expectations for their Round of 16 encounter at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

Fates sealed as last 16 confirmed

Sun, 28 May 2017 13:53:00 GMT

As the FIFA U-20 World Cup first round came to an end with Group E and F, tension was plentiful as the last five spots yet to be filled were finally grasped by, or handed to, some ecstatic and relieved recipients.

Faultless France through, Kiwis follow

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:55:00 GMT

A spectacular Allan Saint-Maximin brace ensured France finish top of FIFA U-20 World Cup Group E with an unblemished record, following a 2-0 win against New Zealand in Daejeon.

Faitout Maouassa, France's multi-tasker

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:51:00 GMT

Having joined up late with the France squad after contesting the end of the season with Nancy, versatile Faitout Maouassa is relishing the experience of playing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

A cannon, a boot and faith in youth

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMT

A club’s incredible, eternal trust in kids features in FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.

Lyon take home first title on debut

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Olympique Lyonnais of France won the 79th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup tournament in their first-ever appearance, defeating Belgian representatives Anderlecht 1-0 in the final.

Debutants Lyon win Blue Stars title

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:48:00 GMT

Olympique Lyonnais won the 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup after a 1-0 victory over Anderlecht in the final on Thursday.

A tight race and some tremendous strikes

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:29:00 GMT

​As the final eight teams completed their second batch of FIFA U-20 World Cup games, groups E and F served up a fine selection of goals and teed up some impending drama, while France booked their next round spot.

France coast into next round

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:59:00 GMT

France waltzed into the last 16 of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 thanks to a 4-0 win over ten-man Vietnam, with Jean-Kevin Augustin getting a brace.

Member associations release reports on intermediaries

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMT

Over the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

24 days to go: Flawless France

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:13:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we recall France’s period of domination.

Tavares: It’s a dream to be playing

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:52:00 GMT

Now aged 28, Julio Tavares only turned professional in 2012. FIFA.com sat down with the Cape Verde forward, who discusses being a former regional petanque champion, playing in goal for a season and his nation's Russia 2018 hopes.

Stars of the future ready for kick-off

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMT

The 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Fresh faces and fightbacks catch the eye

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:59:00 GMT

While France cruised to victory, the stars of the day came in the less seasoned individuals, as Senegal, Vietnam and a truly 21st century player stood out on day three of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

France cruise to opening victory

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:01:00 GMT

France confirmed their status as one of the tournament heavyweights as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Honduras to kick off their FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign.

Bleuets ready to take on the best

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:32:00 GMT

France head to Korea Republic 2017 as reigning European U-19 champions and with high hopes. Speaking exclusively to FIFA.com, coach Ludovic Batelli gives the low-down on his team. 

Resilient 'RocKy' reigns supreme

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:14:00 GMT

The eight gamers who clinched their tickets to the FIWC 2017 Grand Final on Friday returned to action in Berlin on Saturday with their sights set on the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship title.

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