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Pogba: I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A Leader

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that his international teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team’s leader. Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season. The subject of Pogba’s reportedly fraught relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho …

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French Boss Deschamps Claims Pogba Not As Selfish As People Think

France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup. At club level, the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t lived up to expectations since his then world record £89 million ($116 million) move from Juventus in 2016, although his performances have picked …

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Ireland Drop In FIFA World Rankings As European Duo Share Top Spot

Ireland have fallen one place to 30th in the FIFA World rankings following their 4-1 Nations League defeat to Wales and their 1-1 international friendly draw with Poland last week. O’Neill’s men had been sitting in 29th but after a difficult international break, they fall one place down to 30th, two places below Northern Ireland who also dropped a place …

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Ballon D’or “On My Mind”, Says Griezmann After FIFA Snub

Atlético star Antoine Griezmann questions why he wasn’t voted in the world’s top three players by FIFA but hopes of winning the “more prestigious” Ballon d’Or. “It’s a prize from FIFA and it seems a pity that no World Cup winners were nominated,” Griezmann, who helped France to World Cup glory in Russia this summer, told Spanish sports daily AS. …

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Lloris Gets 20-Month Driving Ban, £50,000 Fine For Drink-Driving

France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris received a 20-month driving ban and a £50,000 fine for drink-driving after he appeared in court in London on Wednesday. Lloris was charged after a roadside breathalyser test reportedly caught him nearly three times over the limit. The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper has already apologised for what he called his “unacceptable” behaviour. Lloris was one …

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Hugo Lloris To Appear In Court On Drink Driving Charge

Tottenham and France keeper Hugo Lloris was pulled over by London police in the early hours of Friday morning. His Spurs side face an absolutely crucial matchup against rivals Manchester United on Monday night but they will not be helped in the slightest by this recent revelation involving one of their key men. Lloris, 31, was pulled over by police …

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Thierry Henry Set To Take Over Bordeaux After Poyet Suspension

France’s leading international goalscorer Thierry Henry was Wednesday being touted as the next coach of Bordeaux who suspended Gustavo Poyet after just one league game of the season. Henry, a member of the 1998 World Cup winning team and who was part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff with Belgium at the World Cup, was emerging as the overwhelming favourite after …

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‘I’ve Never Been So Happy With Him’: Mourinho Praises Pogba

Jose Mourinho has broken his silence on his relationship with French World Cup winner Paul Pogba and insists there has been no disagreement with Manchester United’s record signing. A summer of discontent has seen repeated reports that Pogba wishes to leave the club he joined from Juventus for £89.3 million two summers ago and move to Barcelona. They were followed …

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World Champions France Given Heroes’ Reception On Return Home

(From L) France's forward Olivier Giroud, France's forward Antoine Griezmann, France's defender Lucas Hernandez, France's goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrate with teammates on the roof of a bus while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, with teenager Kylian Mbappe applying the coup de grace and cementing his place as …

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