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  1. Newcomers Diaby, Diarra earn France call-up

    Pierre Serisier

    Arsenal's Abou Diaby and Chelsea's Lassana Diarra were among four newcomers called up by France coach Raymond Domenech on Thursday for a Euro 2008 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Austria later this month.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2007
  2. Abidal ignores club demands to play for France

    Pierre Serisier

    A dispute over Olympique Lyon defender Eric Abidal's call-up to international duty against Slovakia this week has highlighted tension between club and country in French football.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2006
  3. Domenech still undecided on France number one

    Pierre Serisier

    France coach Raymond Domenech has delayed his announcement of Les Bleus' first choice goalkeeper for the 2006 World Cup until next March.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2005
  4. France qualify but left with something to prove

    Pierre Serisier

    France survived a bumpy road to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 20 years but question marks hang over their chances in Germany.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2005
  5. France ready to cope without Henry and Trezeguet

    Pierre Serisier

    Injuries to David Trezeguet and Thierry Henry leave France to deal with an unusual situation in their World Cup Group Four qualifier in Switzerland on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2005
  6. Trezeguet to miss France double header

    Pierre Serisier

    Coach Raymond Domenech did not consider calling up striker Nicolas Anelka to replace injured David Trezeguet for France's last two World Cup qualifiers against Switzerland and Cyprus.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2005
  7. Ambitious Coupet out to claim number one spot

    Pierre Serisier

    Ambitious Gregory Coupet said on Tuesday he deserved to become a first choice player for France, claiming suspended Fabien Barthez's goalkeeping position should be handed to him full time.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2005
  8. Struggling Marseille slump to foot of Ligue 1

    Pierre Serisier

    Five games into the season, Olympique Marseille's dreams of challenging for the Ligue 1 title appear forlorn after they slumped to the bottom of the standings on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2005
  9. Gallas returns to central defence

    Pierre Serisier

    William Gallas has regained his preferred position in central defence for France in Raymond Domenech's team to face Hungary in Tuesday's home friendly.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2005
  10. Domenech leaves door open for Pires

    Pierre Serisier

    French coach Raymond Domenech says his dispute with Robert Pires is over and the Arsenal midfielder would be welcome back in his squad.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2004
  11. France 'won't underestimate Faroes'

    Pierre Serisier

    France put on a brave face as they prepared for a World Cup qualifier they cannot afford to lose against the Faroe Islands on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2004
  12. 'We were just too cocky'

    Pierre Serisier

    Having won the World Cup and European title in the past six years, France may have been too arrogant about their chances of winning Euro 2004, coach Jacques Santini admitted on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2004
  13. Santini: Time to wake up

    Pierre Serisier

    Coach Jacques Santini ordered France to wake up after their 2-2 draw against Croatia at Euro 2004 on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2004
  14. French duo winning fitness battles

    Pierre Serisier

    France captain Marcel Desailly looked to have fully recovered from a knee injury as the defending champions prepared on Friday for their Euro 2004 opener against England.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2004
  15. Respect becomes key word for French

    Pierre Serisier

    Respect has become the key word for France three days before the European champions start the defence of their title against arch-rivals England in Lisbon on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2004
  16. Zidane wouldn't say no to a draw

    Pierre Serisier

    France's playmaker Zinedine Zidane would not be too upset if Sunday's Euro 2004 match against England ended in a draw.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2004