Archive for category: Les Bleus

Antoine Griezmann: From Rebel to Real Superstar

Antoine Griezmann: From Rebel to Real Superstar

Rarely does a forbidden venture to a nightclub, on the eve of a crucial game, lead a football player to his most prolific season. And yet, this is exactly what has happened to Antoine Griezmann this year. The Real Sociedad striker this month made his national team debut against the […]

Les Bleus : France v Holland

Les Bleus : France v Holland

On Thursday, Didier Deschamps announced his squad for tonight’s friendly against Holland. This has been seen as the final opportunity for players seeking a first call-up to have a chance to play in Brazil, as the May friendlies (against Norway, Paraguay and Jamaica) will no doubt be used to sort […]

France Espoirs ready to roll past Belarus

France Espoirs ready to roll past Belarus

France’s U21 side take on Belarus tonight at the MMArena in Le Mans, hoping to make it six wins out of six in their quest for European Championship qualification. Belarus sit bottom of Group 10 and France will be hoping they can repeat the 2-1 win from back in September. […]

Interview: Arsenal legend Robert Pires – The International Years

Interview: Arsenal legend Robert Pires – The International Years

In Part III, Robert talks about the controversial end to his international career, his thoughts on the current Arsenal and France teams, his opinions on Ligue 1 and his post-professional career. Speaking of coaches… we have to go two years back in time from 2006… to 2004 and the French […]

Interview: France legend Robert Pires – The Arsenal Years

Interview: France legend Robert Pires – The Arsenal Years

In this second part of our three part series, Robert talks about the peak of his career, for club and country, the twin disappointments of missing the 2002 World Cup and his 2006 Champions League final substitution, and that penalty for Arsenal… So after, let’s say six months, there’s the explosion, especially […]

Interview: Arsenal’s Robert Pires – The Early Years

Interview: Arsenal’s Robert Pires – The Early Years

In the recent ITV4 show Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies, the two great midfielders attempted to agree on their era’s combined Arsenal-Manchester United dream team. Some proposed players were the subject of heated debate, but one player who was included with no argument was Robert Pirès. His inclusion in the […]

Southampton’s Schneiderlin could be Deschamps’ Brazil wildcard

Southampton’s Schneiderlin could be Deschamps’ Brazil wildcard

Recently we were lucky enough to publish an interview that our friends over at French Radio London conducted with French national team boss Didier Deschamps. During the interview Deschamps was asked about the prospect of players outside the current national set-up being called up to his World Cup squad. Of […]

Didier Deschamps – Taking les Bleus to Brazil

Didier Deschamps – Taking les Bleus to Brazil

On 20 January our friends at French Radio London aired an exclusive interview with France’s World Cup winning captain and current coach Didier Deschamps. His hopes for the upcoming World Cup, what the tournament means to him, his responsibilities as coach, his connections with English football… La Deche spoke honestly, openly […]