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Didier Deschamps keeps handbrake on as France fail to thrill

France have booked their spot in the World Cup last 16 but a team forged in the image of coach Didier Deschamps is unlikely to win many friends or admirers.
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Pressure on Lionel Messi after Cristiano Ronaldo scores again

Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday’s pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing.

Peru coach: We will not let France bully us

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said his team will not be bullied by France in their World Cup clash on Thursday, but admitted: “We are not on their level anywhere”.

Christian Eriksen the dangerman as Australia bid to shape World Cup destiny

Captain Mile Jedinak says Australia cannot afford to focus solely on dangerman Christian Eriksen when they face Denmark looking for the win that could save their World Cup campaign.

France vow to up the ante as World Cup rivals flounder

With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with victory over Peru on Thursday.

Antoine Griezmann pens new 5-year Atletico Madrid deal

Antoine Griezmann has signed a new five-year contract at Atletico Madrid. His new deal ends any hope of Premier League clubs landing the Frenchman’s signature this summer.

Gerard Pique in hot water with Barcelona over Antoine Griezmann documentary

Barcelona star Gerard Pique has landed himself in hot water with the club’s managers over his involvement in a documentary which saw Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann announce his decision to snub the Catalan giants.

Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Blaise Matuidi: Paul Pogba a natural leader for France

Paul Pogba is a "natural leader" for France despite the criticism received by the midfielder, says team-mate Blaise Matuidi.

Andreas Granqvist’s second-half penalty leads Sweden over South Korea

Andreas Granqvist scored a 65th-minute penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) as Sweden began their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Monday at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

Paul Pogba: I’m the ‘most criticised player in the world’

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba claims he has gone from "the biggest transfer in the world to the most criticised player in the world".

Patrice Evra: Paul Pogba’s goal wouldn’t have been taken off Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo...

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar would have all been allowed to keep Paul Pogba's reclassified World Cup goal, according to former France international Patrice Evra.

Didier Deschamps: Antoine Griezmann ‘must do more’

France coach Didier Deschamps said on Sunday his key forward Antoine Griezmann "must do more", after a disappointing performance in their opening 2-1 World Cup win against Australia.

Jose Mourinho: Paul Pogba should not be given France’s winner against Australia

Jose Mourinho said Paul Pogba should not have been given France's winner against Australia - but praised the midfielder's desire to help seal a winning start for his country.

Didier Deschamps: Baby Bleus ‘must do better’

Didier Deschamps has told France they "must do better" after escaping a humiliating draw with Australia in a 2-1 World Cup opener decided by VAR and goalline technology.

World Cup: Football fans in Lagos applaud use of goal line technology

Some football fans at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Viewing Center, organised by the Lagos State Government on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the use of the goal line technology.

Australia’s Bert van Marwijk disappointed with VAR decision after defeat to France

Australia coach Bert van Marwijk hit out at Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha following the 2-1 World Cup defeat to France on Saturday that saw VAR used for the first time.

VAR penalty and late Paul Pogba goal see France past Australia

France snatched a 2-1 victory over Australia in a game that saw them awarded the first VAR penalty decision in World Cup history.

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