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Football’s Rising Stars – Anthony Martial  

Anthony Martial signed for Manchester United at the start of last season from French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco for a price that made him the most expensive teenage signing in the history of the game. A price tag like that brings with it pressure, and heaps of it. There have been several instances of expensive signings bombing at their new ...

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Greatest Underdog Stories – When Senegal shocked the world champions

  Heading into the 2002 World Cup co-hosted by South Korea and Japan, France were the reigning world champions. Four years previously they had won their first ever World Cup and went into the subsequent edition hoping to retain the prestigious trophy. Les Bleus were placed in Group A alongside South American giants Uruguay, European outfit Denmark and first-time World ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – Hand of Thierry Henry

Through the course of his long and distinguished career that saw Thierry Henry win almost all the major honours at both club and international level, he had a relatively spot-free record when it came to on-field infractions. Except for that one 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off clash against Republic of Ireland. France had drawn the Irish in their playoff ...

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Betting: Euro 2016 semi-finalists

France When you have Hugo Lloris in goal, centre-back options include Laurent Koscielny, Raphael Varane and Kurt Zouma, in midfield you can call upon the likes of Paul Pogba, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and up front Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Kingsley Coman, then no wonder you are likely to be amongst the top favourites to finish amongst the top ...

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Betting: Euro 2016 Finalists

France The host nation is the pre-tournament favourites to win the Henri Delaunay trophy this summer. France are placed in a relatively easy group alongside Switzerland, Romania and Albania and are strong favourites to win all three group games on their way to the round of 16. A strong team under the management of a hard taskmaster in Didier Deschamps ...

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Euro 1984: France win their first major trophy

France hosted the eight-team finals of the 1984 European Championship. Belgium, Denmark, France, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Yugoslavia, and the then reigning European champions West Germany were the eight teams that were divided into two groups of four teams each. The first game of Euro 1984 was played between the hosts and Denmark at the Parc des Princes on 12th June ...

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Euro 1960: A look back at the 1960 European Nations’ Cup

The first ever European Championship was hosted by France in 1960. And the inaugural edition of the tournament bore almost no resemblance to its modern incarnation. First and foremost, there were 17 participating nations, but none of these traditional powerhouses of European football: Italy, England and West Germany, sent their teams to the event. The tournament was structured as such ...

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Euro 2016 Venues: Cities and Stadiums

Bordeaux/Stade de Bordeaux The home of Bordeaux is one of the ten venues for the 2016 European Championship. The stadium has been newly built by the famed architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, who also built the Bird’s Nest for the 2008 Olympic games in China. Lens/Stade Bollaert-Delelis Racing Club de Lens’ home was renovated for the Euros and has ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders: France

The hosts of Euro 2016 will be amongst the favourites to win the tournament. Didier Deschamps has assembled a strong unit that is littered with quality players across all areas of the pitch. Tottenham Hotspur first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be the number 1 for Les Bleus and will also wear the captain’s armband at his home tournament. Ahead of ...

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