A year ago on this exact date, France were crowned World champions in Russia, claiming the trophy for the second time in their history, the first time being at home in 1998. Didier Deschamps is the only French footballer to have gold medals from both World Cups, one as captain and another as manager. Continue reading Deschamps’ contribution to French football
The Canadian Women’s Team won their second consecutive game at the World Cup, which qualifies them for the next round. The Canadians kept their second clean sheet in as many games and showed great discipline defensively to defeat New Zealand. Continue reading Canada’s defense & discipline could take them far into the WC
Joachim Low, Germany’s head coach, announced this week that three of his senior players, who coincidentally were instrumental in the 2014 World Cup triumph, would no longer be eligible for selection. See also: France 2-1 Germany: Lessons Learnt Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller and Mat Hummels, all Bayern Munich players, were forced to retire from their national team at an age where players reach their peak. While … Continue reading Finality of Low’s decision disrespectful
As much as that World Cup will be remembered for Didier Deschamps’ team’s exploits, it is also the moment where the infamous Neymar Challange was born. With the Brazilian diving all over the pitch at the slightest touch, the World reacted by attempting to do the same in everyday life. Continue reading We have a Neymar challenge winner!
You don’t change a team that’s winning. I think Deschamps will abide by that and it’s not a bad path to take but I do expect the occasional change of personnel due to a drop in form or a lack of playing time at club level for some players. Continue reading 3 players who could improve Les Bleus
The Best Fifa’s Men’s Player shortlist has been announced: Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah. Notice anything familiar? There are no defensive players on the list. Continue reading FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award is a travesty
France did not necessarily play the best football today. They still scored four goals past a very good Croatia side. That’s cause for worry for every single nation who will be facing Les Bleus in the next few years. A French team full of young stars prevailed over blooded Croatian veterans without being at their best. That’s another cause for celebration for France! Watch out, Euro 2020! Continue reading No country deserves World Cup more than France