Fernandez: What Zidane is achieving is exceptional

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:45:00 GMT

From one French icon to another, we chat with former Les Bleus star Luis Fernandez on one of his successors, Zinedine Zidane, with the UEFA EURO 1984 winner being full of praise for the Real Madrid boss and tipping him for awards success.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMT

George Weah’s kid emulating a FIFA World Cup milestone-maker and a striker surpassing some of the sport’s greatest-ever teenagers feature in’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.

Late penalty sends Spain through

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:25:00 GMT

A late penalty by Abel Ruiz sent Spain into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 2-1 victory over France in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Gomes and the secret of Les Bleuets' success

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMT

France captain Claudio Gomes, who plays a key role both on the pitch as a midfielder, and off it in the day-to-day life of the group, lifts the lid on what goes on behind the scenes inside Les Bleuets' camp.

Group stage full of historic moments

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:33:00 GMT

36 of the 52 matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 are already behind us, and we now approach the business end of the tournament – the knockout stage.

France perfect in winning Group E

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 14:28:00 GMT

France made it three wins out of three to win Group E after a comfortable 5-1 victory over Honduras at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Guwahati on Saturday.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:00 GMT

Brothers in tandem, a flying finish for a flying winger and half-centuries for veterans feature in’s latest stats review, along with single-half spree and unbeaten runs.

Two more teams advance, new landmarks set

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:08:00 GMT

England and France booked their spots in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after both sides made it two wins from two in group play on Wednesday.

Portugal leapfrog Switzerland, France qualify

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:17:00 GMT

France and Portugal became the final two of nine group winners in European qualifying, while Sweden, Greece and Switzerland all finished as runners-up in their respective pools to claim a play-off spot.

France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMT

France and Portugal booked their places at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the final day of Europe's group stage, with the pair earning comfortable wins to top Group A and B respectively, while the play-off line-up was finalised.

Who can qualify from Europe on Tuesday?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMT runs the rule over the various permutations as a host of nations joust on the final day of Russia 2018 group-stage qualifying in Europe.

Goals galore, as big guns come out firing

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:14:00 GMT

France, England and Japan kicked off their FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 campaigns with a bang on the third day of the competition, which served up no fewer than 21 goals.

France prove too strong for New Caledonia

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:40:00 GMT

France got their FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 campaign off to an emphatic start with a 7-1 victory over their French overseas territory cousins New Caledonia.

France edge closer as Sweden, Belgium break records

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:53:00 GMT

A host of dramatic results in Europe produced some predictably mixed emotions, with joy for France, Sweden, Greece and Switzerland amid pain for the likes of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Netherlands.

Bulgaria's Kostadinov hoping for déjà vu against France

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:42:00 GMT

In 1993, Bulgaria's Emil Kostadinov ended France's FIFA World Cup dreams with a legendary goal at the Parc de Princes. Now, as the sides prepare to meet again en route to Russia 2018, hears from namesake Georgi Kostadinov on the chances of fresh French heartache.

How to follow the FIFA U-17 World Cup

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:51:00 GMT

The FIFA U-17 World Cup gets going on 6 October, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at India 2017? Do not worry, as will have you covered wherever you are.

India welcomes the stars of tomorrow

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:49:00 GMT previews the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, as India plays host to some of football's stars of the future from 6 to 28 October.

How it all began for Allegri, Conte and Zidane

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:39:00 GMT

With Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane having been named as finalists for The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017 award, takes a step back in time to recall their early days in the dugout. 

India 2017 in numbers

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:33:00 GMT

Shortly before the FIFA U-17 World Cup gets underway in India, takes a closer look at some of the most impressive facts and figures surrounding the history of the tournament, the participating teams and the upcoming edition of the competition.

Gerard Precheur, a triumph in triplicate

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:12:00 GMT

Gerard Precheur talks through all the steps that led him to a third treble in two years with Lyon last season, a superb achievement that has earned him recognition as one of three candidates for The Best FIFA Women's Coach 2017.

A century of women's football in France

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:06:00 GMT

A week after celebrating the official launch of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ at the Musee de l’Homme in Paris, France celebrates the 100th anniversary of the humble beginnings of the female game.

Giroud’s artistry amazes Arsenal entourage

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:06:00 GMT

On the back of Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick for Arsenal against Crystal Palace being nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award, takes an in-depth look at the superb goal which made the 10-person shortlist. 

Teamwork illuminates Moussa’s marvel

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:14:00 GMT

We continue our look at the FIFA Puskás Award nominees by throwing the spotlight on Moussa Dembele and the 25-pass move that secured the Celtic striker's place on the shortlist.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMT looks back at the statistical week that was in world football including a rare blank for Real Madrid, another landmark passed by Alex Morgan, and goalscoring feats in Colombia, France and Italy.

Falcao explains the secrets to Jardim's success

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:38:00 GMT

Radamel Falcao speaks to about Leonardo Jardim's achievements and methods at Monaco, and why the French club's players will be rooting for him to be named The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017.

Kante in the spotlight, whether he likes it or not

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:51:00 GMT

While N'Golo Kante's presence at the centre of Leicester City's fairytale triumph brought him into the spotlight, his reprisal of the role with Chelsea has kept him there - even if he would rather not be.

Bleues ready to shine on home soil

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:30:00 GMT

The first step on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 was taken on Tuesday when the Local Organising Committee unveiled the tournament’s Official Emblem and Slogan in Paris.

French adventure firing Ferral’s dreams

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:53:00 GMT

We speak to Mexico's Cristina Ferral on turning professional with Olympique Marseille, relocating to France and her dreams of playing there in two years' time at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMT

A swashbuckling, touch-shy dribble and a goal drenched in drama decorate’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.

Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMT

Belgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

The Week in Numbers

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMT

The expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

Advocaat: Everything is still in our hands

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:07:00 GMT

Back in charge of the Netherlands for a third time after seeming to be on the verge of retirement, Dick Advocaat speaks to about reviving the Oranje's Russia 2018 hopes and restoring the team's battered confidence.

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