France

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.

Spain crowned record U-17 European champions

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:40:00 GMT

Spain defeat England on penalties after dramatic final for record-extending ninth UEFA U-17 European Championship title, with finalists to be joined by Germany, France and Turkey at this year's FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMT

The away exploits of El Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.

Korea Republic primed for big kick-off

Wed, 17 May 2017 23:42:00 GMT

With the waiting almost over ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, let FIFA.com whet your appetite for what is in store as 24 teams battle it out to lift the trophy on 11 June.

The decisive goal: Henry secures France title defence

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:50:00 GMT

In 2003, Thierry Henry scored a golden goal on home turf to ensure France defended their title. Yet, the final was overshadowed by the death of Marc-Vivien Foe, prompting a display of solidarity and humanity from both teams at the tournament decider.

How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMT

The FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

France complete Europe's India-bound quintet

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:31:00 GMT

France have claimed Europe's fifth and final berth at India 2017 after beating Hungary 1-0 in a FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off match at the UEFA U-17 European Championship.

Korea Republic 2017 in numbers

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMT

With just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

Champions forged and stars ignited

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMT

With kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

Spain and Turkey secure India berths

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:52:00 GMT

Spain and Turkey booked their tickets to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with quarter-final victories at the UEFA U-17 European Championship in Croatia on Friday.

Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMT

Multiple nutmegs, two wunderkinds, a dribble from deep and a dramatic title race feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.

Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMT

The 504 players who will represent their nations at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 have been announced, as the 20 May kick off creeps ever closer.

Juventus book ticket for Cardiff

Tue, 09 May 2017 22:14:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks back at Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final, second leg between Juventus and Monaco in photos.

Atleti and Monaco hoping for miracles

Mon, 08 May 2017 18:22:00 GMT

Comfortable first-leg semi-final winners against Atletico Madrid and Monaco, by 3-0 and 2-0 scorelines respectively, Real Madrid and Juventus are close to setting up a repeat of their 1997 UEFA Champions League final, which ended with Los Blancos winning the trophy for a seventh time.

41 days to go: A special French coach

Sun, 07 May 2017 11:33:00 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 the only coach to have won the Confederations Cup and also guided a different team to the competition.

An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira

Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMT

A skyscraping striker and a little keeper feature in FIFA.com’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.

Centurion Buffon the difference

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:30:00 GMT

Gonzalo Higuain grabbed most of the headlines for his two-goal performance as Juventus put one hand on a ticket to the UEFA Champions League final, but ageless goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played an equally pivotal role in the 2-0 win at Monaco on Wednesday.

The decisive goal: Vieira heads France to victory

Wed, 03 May 2017 17:51:00 GMT

Virtually unbeatable at the turn of the millennium, France won the FIFA World Cup™ on home soil in 1998, the UEFA EURO title two years later, and claimed a third trophy courtesy of a Patrick Vieira header.

European crown and World Cup berths on the line

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:54:00 GMT

From Wednesday onwards 16 teams will do battle for the U-17 European Championship title in Croatia, with the five best sides also qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in the autumn. One of the participating teams is the smallest nation ever to reach the tournament.

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