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England handed boost with French star M'Vila set to miss crunch clash
05/06/2012 by Dailymail
Yann M'Vila is set to miss next Monday’s clash against England with an ankle injury. The France midfielder limped off in last week’s warm-up clash against Serbia.Blow: Yann M'Vila leaves the field after being injured against SerbiaLaurent Blanc has refused to rule the Rennes star out of Euro 2012 but it is likely the 21-year-old will miss the match against Roy Hodgson’... Full Story »
M'Vila 'much better', says Blanc
05/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
France coach Laurent Blanc said on Monday that injured midfielder Yann M'Vila was doing "much better", but refused to speculate on whether he will be fit to face England in France's Euro 2012 opener on June 11."He's doing better, much better," said Blanc. "He's an important element. There's also the injury to Blaise (Matuidi), which is going in the right direction."They'r... Full Story »
England can test France, says Hodgson
04/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
England manager Roy Hodgson has insisted he will be able to field a competitive side in their Euro 2012 opener against France despite an injury crisis and a fresh storm over Rio Ferdinand's exclusion.Hodgson has seen three key players ruled out of the squad in the past week, with Gary Cahill becoming the latest to be sidelined on Sunday following the withdrawals of Fran... Full Story »
Blanc still wary of England - 'We also have injury problems', says France boss
04/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Laurent Blanc: Believes England have enough good players to make light of their injury problemsFrance coach Laurent Blanc claims Euro 2012 opponents England have the quality to overcome their injury issues.England have endured a series of withdrawals from the squad since new boss Roy Hodgson named his 23-man list in May.Frank Lampard, John Ruddy, Gareth Barry and Gary Cahil... Full Story »
France's 'generation '87' ready for EURO renaissance
04/06/2012 by UEFA.com
The 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship victory remains one of Samir Nasri's "best memories" and now 'la génération '87' has reunited to forge some more.France's Hatem Ben Arfa (left) and Samir Nasri after winning the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship"It's one of my best memories," Samir Nasri told UEFA.com. "I don't think I've ever enjoyed myself so much on ... Full Story »
Vieira: England lack team spirit
04/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Former French international Patrick Vieira believes the England team's biggest stumbling block is their lack of team spirit.An integral part of the French national side that lifted both the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship title, Vieira knows a thing or two about succeeding at international level. After spending 10 years of his playing career in England, he ha... Full Story »
Nasri: Nothing to fear
03/06/2012 by The Sun
NO FEAR ... France midfielder Samir NasriSAMIR NASRI lit the touch-paper for France’s Euro 2012 Group D opener with England next week — by saying he would rather play the Three Lions than Germany or Spain.Manchester City’s title-winning midfielder said: “Before the draw for the finals we were afraid of landing a monster like Spain or Germany.“We’ve the potential to at leas... Full Story »
Evra boosted by Roo KO
03/06/2012 by The Sun
PALS ... but Patrice Evra and Wayne Rooney will be rivals at Euro 2012PATRICE EVRA claims the best thing about facing England in their opening clash of Euro 2012 is the absence of his Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney.England’s talismanic striker is banned for the opening two games against France and Sweden.And Evra is glad not to have to mark a player he admits i... Full Story »
M'Vila: I cried because I thought my Euro 2012 dream was over
02/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
France's Yann M'Vila has admitted that he was overcome with emotion after suffering an ankle injury against Serbia on Thursday, as he feared his hopes of participating in Euro 2012 had been dashed.The Rennes midfielder was in tears as he limped off in the opening minutes of his country's penultimate warm-up fixture but has now revealed there is a chance that he will be fit fo... Full Story »
M'Vila at risk of missing Euro 2012 after suffering injury in France friendly
01/06/2012 by Goal.com
France midfielder Yann M'Vila is at risk of missing Euro 2012 after picking up an ankle injury in Les Bleus' friendly against Serbia.The Rennes star limped off just five minutes into the game after finding himself on the receiving end of a harsh tackle from Dusan Tadic, and was immediately replaced by Alou Diarra.M'Vila was in distress and in tears as he sat on th... Full Story »