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Cabaye: There was no war within the France squad
26/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Newcastle midfielder has tried to take the positives from his own performances at the tournament, but has lamented his side's 'lack of ambition' against SpainFrance midfielder Yohan Cabaye has spoken of his frustration at his side's quarter-final exit from Euro 2012, but dismissed reports of warring factions within Laurent Blanc's squad.Cabaye was arguably the stand-ou... Full Story »
Bacary Sagna: France squad disputes were avoidable
26/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Arsenal full-back believes rifts within Les Bleus' squad at Euro 2012 should and could have been avoided and have left the national team with a regrettably bad imageBacary Sagna believes that the disputes that occurred within the France squad at Euro 2012 could have been prevented.Les Bleus are no strangers to team unrest following the players' refusal to train at the 201... Full Story »
Blanc set for future talks
25/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Les Bleus boss to discuss his role with FFF presidentLaurent Blanc: Has spent two years in charge of the French national sideFrance coach Laurent Blanc, who has been linked with the vacant managerial post at Tottenham, is due to meet with French Football Federation (FFF) bosses to discuss his future. Blanc has been in charge of the French national side since 2010, when h... Full Story »
FFF and Blanc blast Nasri
25/06/2012 by Sky Sport
France midfielder in hot water following journalist bust-upSamir Nasri: Clashed with a reporter following France's quarter-final defeat to SpainThe French Football Federation (FFF) and national team coach Laurent Blanc have condemned Samir Nasri's foul-mouthed rant towards a journalist following France's elimination from Euro 2012.The Manchester City midfielder, who has take... Full Story »
Blanc bemoans France failure - They were there for the taking, claims France coach
24/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Laurent Blanc: Believes Spain were there for the taking but admits there was something missing from his France sideLaurent Blanc admits there was "something missing" from his France team after their 2-0 quarter-final defeat to Spain in Donetsk.A first-half header from Xabi Alonso gave Spain the lead and they held it fairly comfortable before the same player added a second fro... Full Story »
Spurs to step up Blanc chase after France limp out of Euro 2012
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Tottenham will hope to talk to Laurent Blanc about the vacant manager’s post at White Hart Lane this week after France’s exit from Euro 2012 to Spain.Although former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is on Tottenham’s shortlist and remains the bookmakers favourite to succeed Harry Redknapp, chairman Daniel Levy is keen to speak to 46-year-old Blanc, who has earned a goo... Full Story »
Furious Nasri swears at journalist following France's Euro 2012 exit
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
France midfielder Samir Nasri was involved in a row with a French reporter after his team were knocked out of Euro 2012 in the quarter-finals 2-0 by Spain.Nasri, who came in as a second-half substitute, went through the mixed zone without a word for text reporters after the match.Asked by a reporter for a quote, he answered: 'You are looking for s***, you are looking fo... Full Story »
Spain 2 France 0: Alonso double fires champions into semi-final showdown with Portugal as ranting Nasri sums up terrible night for the French
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
France departed the European Championship finals with a whimper on the pitch and a foul-mouthed blast from Samir Nasri after a game in which they rarely challenged the might of Spain.Xabi Alonso celebrated his 100th cap with both goals to keep La Roja on course for footballing immortality — and it was all too much for Nasri, Manchester City’s title-winning midfielder who cam... Full Story »
Spain go through with easy France win
24/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Xabi Alonso celebrated his 100th international cap with both goals as Spain saw off France 2-0 to set up an Iberian derby against Portugal in the semi-finals of Euro 2012.Alonso's rare headed goal put Spain in control after 19 minutes and the former Liverpool midfielder wrapped up the victory with a last-minute penalty.France were distinctly off colour all night and barel... Full Story »
M'Vila bullish ahead of Spain clash
23/06/2012 by Goal.com
The French enforcer has said that his side are ready to beat the world and European champions but need to improve on their performances so far after losing to SwedenFrance midfielder Yann M'Vila has come out fighting ahead of their quarter-final clash again Spain on Saturday.Despite acknowledging that the reigning world and European Champions were favourites, the 21-year-ol... Full Story »