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Didier Deschamps has called for improvement from Kylian Mbappe, insisting the forward cannot be satisfied with his recent displays on the international stage.

France boss calls for Kylian Mbappe improvement

Didier Deschamps has called for improvement from Kylian Mbappe, insisting the forward "cannot be satisfied" with his recent displays on the international stage.
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe says he was criticised for not scoring enough goals during his time as a youth player.

Kylian Mbappe: I showed off too much, didn’t score enough goals

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe says he was criticised for not scoring enough goals during his time as a youth player.
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has been rewarded for his upturn in form with a recall to the France squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

WCQ: Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele returns to France squad

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has been rewarded for his upturn in form with a recall to the France squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed he could be open to taking over the France national team job in the future.

Real Madrid boss hints at future France national team role

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed he could be open to taking over the France national team job in the future.
Manchester City are more than a match for Real Madrid but they must be wary of Karim Benzema's threat in the final third, says Joleon Lescott.

Didier Deschamps: I will never forget Karim Benzema’s racism accusations

The following month, he was arrested by French police following an investigation into an attempt to blackmail international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. It was confirmed this month that the 33-year-old will stand trial on charges related to the plot, though he denies any wrongdoing.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

FFF presidential candidate vows to bring Karim Benzema back into France fold

A candidate for the presidency of the French Football Federation (FFF) says he would demand the recall of Karim Benzema to the national team, despite the Real Madrid striker facing trial over a blackmail case involving a former France team-mate.
Marcel Desailly fears Olivier Giroud will struggle to maintain his position as Chelsea's leading striker over the course of the season but has praised Frank Lampard for his handling of the France international.

Olivier Giroud will never be as important for Chelsea as he is for France

Marcel Desailly fears Olivier Giroud will struggle to maintain his position as Chelsea's leading striker over the course of the season but has praised Frank Lampard for his handling of the France international.
Olivier Giroud has admitted that his current situation at Chelsea is worrying, and says he'll have to make a decision on his future in January.

Chelsea not ready to allow Olivier Giroud leave in January

Giroud netted his eighth goal of the campaign in all competitions in Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday, and the 34-year-old has led the line in the Blues’ last three Premier League games.
France boss, Didier Deschamps, would not be drawn into talking about comments made by Mino Raiola, the agent of Paul Pogba.

France boss dismisses Mino Raiola comments about Paul Pogba

France boss, Didier Deschamps, would not be drawn into talking about comments made by Mino Raiola, the agent of Paul Pogba.
The draw for the UEFA Nations League finals has been conducted, with World Cup holders France set to square off against world number ones Belgium while hosts Italy face Spain next October.

UEFA Nations League: France draw Belgium, Italy to face Spain in semi-finals

The draw for the UEFA Nations League finals has been conducted, with World Cup holders France set to square off against world number ones Belgium while hosts Italy face Spain next October.
Olivier Giroud has to be considered “one of the best foreign imports” that the Premier League has ever seen says Tony Cascarino, with Chelsea urged to continue finding a role for the Frenchman.

Tony Cascarino: Olivier Giroud one of the Premier League’s best imports

Olivier Giroud has to be considered “one of the best foreign imports” that the Premier League has ever seen says Tony Cascarino, with Chelsea urged to continue finding a role for the Frenchman.
Didier Deschamps wants to see Paul Pogba get a boost from being on international duty with France.

Didier Deschamps hopes Paul Pogba gets boost from France on Manchester United return

France head coach Didier Deschamps hopes Paul Pogba's form during the international break can help him at Manchester United.
Paul Pogba has hinted he expects to stay with Manchester United and play in the Champions League next season.

Paul Pogba slammed by French media after recent performances

Paul Pogba doesn’t deserve to be a regular starter at Manchester United because he doesn’t perform often enough.
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas and centre-back Presnel Kimpembe joined Paris Saint-Germain’s lengthening injury list on Friday, adding to the absences of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Marco Verratti.

Paris Saint-Germain suffer two more injury blow

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas and centre-back Presnel Kimpembe joined Paris Saint-Germain’s lengthening injury list on Friday, adding to the absences of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Marco Verratti.
Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Juventus yet to settle Maurizio Sarri four months after his sack

Juventus and former boss Maurizio Sarri are still in discussions about settling the compensation he is due after being sacked in the summer, according to reports.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d'Or potential.

Paul Pogba denies quitting France team over president’s comments

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday denied media reports that claimed he had quit the French national team over comments made by the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron.

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho contracts coronavirus

The World Cup winner, through a story he posted on Instagram, broke the news, saying that he tested positive for Coronavirus, while being asymptomatic, and self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Super Eagles forward Moses Simon has promised Nantes supporters that the team will bounce back from their disappointing draw against Saint Etienne.

Moses Simon relishes his first Nantes goal of the season

Super Eagles forward Moses Simon has promised Nantes supporters that the team will bounce back from their disappointing draw against Saint Etienne.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised his players for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s red card.

Jurgen Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

Chelsea defender Christensen was dismissed just before half time for hauling down Sadio Mane. Although he was initially given a yellow card, Christensen was sent off after referee Paul Tierney consulted the pitchside monitor.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Andre Villas-Boas: Marseille not interested in Emmanuel Dennis

Olympic Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas says the Ligue 1 club are not interested in Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis.

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Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
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