Didier Deschamps

  • France coach Didier Deschamps plays down 'great expectations' 06-03-2014 06:47 PM

    Paris: France coach Didier Deschamps is wary of increased expectations after his team hit form to beat Netherlands in a friendly on Wednesday. First-half goals from Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi set up a 2-0 victory at the Stade de France that seemed to confirm something had clicked in the...
  • France out to avoid missing first World Cup in 20 years 18-11-2013 09:36 AM

    London: France needs an unprecedented comeback to avoid missing their first World Cup in 20 years. No European team has ever qualified for the World Cup through the playoffs after losing the first leg 2-0. Two decades after France failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup following a shock...
  • France call up Lacazette to replace injured Menez 24-05-2013 03:38 PM

    Paris: France coach Didier Deschamps has called up Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette for the first time to replace the injured Jeremy Menez for next month's friendly matches against Uruguay and Brazil. The French Football Federation said Thursday that Menez has pulled out because of back pains. The Paris Saint-Germain winger...