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Blanc hopeful M'Vila will be fit for France Euro 2012 opener against England
01/06/2012 by Goal.com
France head coach Laurent Blanc is hopeful that Yann M'Vila will recover from his ankle problem in time for Euro 2012.Les Bleus' 2-0 friendly victory against Serbia on Thursday evening was disrupted by M'Vila's injury in the opening minutes of the game, which looked serious after the Rennes midfielder limped out in distress.France national team doctor Fabrice Bryand said afte... Full Story »
EURO team camps latest: 30 May
31/05/2012 by UEFA.com
Frank Lampard (left) suffered an injury scare in training with England todayUEFA EURO 2012 begins in little more than a week and all 16 finalists are applying the finishing touches to their pre-tournament preparations. UEFA.com has reporters assigned to every team involved who will provide daily updates from the camp.PortugalWith three days still to go until Portugal's fina... Full Story »
Koscielny: To play against England is the worst possible draw
31/05/2012 by Goal.com
France defender Laurent Koscielny has revealed that facing England in their Euro 2012 Group D opener on June 11 is ‘the worst possible draw’.The Arsenal centre-half, who holds just one cap for Les Bleus, has been thrown into contention to start against the Three Lions after a defensive crisis for Laurent Blanc and insists that his France team-mates see England as their mos... Full Story »
Niggling injury cost Gourcuff Euro 2012 spot
31/05/2012 by 7msport.com
France coach Laurent Blanc on Wednesday justified his decision not to include Yoann Gourcuff in the Euro 2012 squad by saying the midfielder's niggling ankle injury was too much of a risk."Concerning Yoann Gourcuff, I heard people say that it was a bet" to take him said Blanc of the decision not to include the Lyon player."We're not here to try to bet. Unfortunately after ... Full Story »
Blanc: Benzema and Giroud are compatible
31/05/2012 by YAHOO Sport
France boss Laurent Blanc is in no doubt that Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud can play alongside one another, but is remaining coy on the prospect of fielding both in the team's Euro 2012 opener against England.Both players are coming off the back of hugely successful club campaigns, with Benzema having played an integral role in Real Madrid's Liga triumph and Giroud havin... Full Story »
Ben Arfa: France are more than just the '1987 Generation'
30/05/2012 by Goal.com
Hatem Ben Arfa believes that there is more to France than just the '1987 Generation' who have recently emerged in the national team.The 24-year-old, along with Karim Benzema, Jeremy Menez and Samir Nasri, have been identified as the key personnel to fire the country to glory at Euro 2012 this summer.However, while he freely admits that he enjoys playing alongside the trio o... Full Story »
Final UEFA EURO 2012 squads confirmed
30/05/2012 by UEFA.com
The 16 UEFA EURO 2012 contenders confirmed their 23-man squads for the final tournament, with just ten days to go until the first matches in Poland and Ukraine.France's Laurent Blanc was one of the last coaches to announce his final squadUEFA EURO 2012 moved a step closer today with the 16 contenders confirming their 23-man squads for the finals before the 12.00CE... Full Story »
Blanc finds no place for Gourcuff, Yanga-Mbiwa
30/05/2012 by UEFA.com
France coach Laurent Blanc chose to leave behind newcomer Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and midfielder Yoan Gourcuff when confirming his final squad for UEFA EURO 2012.Laurent Blanc has chosen to leave behind Lyon's Yoan GourcuffFrance coach Laurent Blanc chose to leave behind newcomer Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and midfielder Yoan Gourcuff when confirming his final squad for UEFA EURO 2012 a fe... Full Story »
How to beat the French? England must defend like Chelsea and set Walcott free
29/05/2012 by Dailymail
In a French town near the Belgian border in 2012 the subject got round to Halmstads in Sweden in 1976. Lars Lagerback was doing the talking on Sunday night.The Swedish manager of Iceland has known Roy Hodgson for decades. Lagerback is not a man to pontificate but, as someone who had just seen his team ranked 133rd in the world frustrate France for 87 minutes, Lagerback ha... Full Story »
Shearer backs Carroll to perform with the right service
29/05/2012 by Goal.com
Alan Shearer has tipped Andy Carroll to come good at Euro 2012, provided that he recieves good service from his England team-mates.The striker is in contention to start against France on June 11, with talisman Wayne Rooney banned for the first two group games.The Liverpool man became the most expensive English player of all time when he signed from Newcastle for £35 millio... Full Story »