Deschamps introduced Loic Rémy for Yohan Cabaye and his team did press on to the front foot a little more in the second half. The full-backs got forward on the overlap and there was the scent of an equaliser. Benzema was denied by another Hummels block and Blaise Matuidi had a shot saved by Neuer. When the goalkeeper beat Benzema’s last-gasp effort away with a mighty glove, France were staring at the exit. … [Read more...] about Germany reach World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels header sinks France
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“There are players who never mature at 30 and some who do at 20,” said Deschamps. Varane has won three Champions League finals, in 2014, 2017 and 2018 – he missed the 2016 final through injury and the last Euros as well – and has worked successively with José Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benítez and Zidane. Not a bad cast to help you improve every day, although it was his early mistake against Germany and a lost aerial duel with the defender Mats Hummels which ruined France’s chances in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup. … [Read more...] about Raphaël Varane: France defender set to be a leader – or is he too nice?
Thuram speaks in a calm, intelligent manner. His gentle demeanour contrasts with the aggressive way he defended during his playing days. It is also very different to the stereotypical image that some individuals in France have of black people who come from the suburbs. “People like to fantasise,” Thuram says, allowing himself a throaty chuckle. “They like to think the suburbs are full of violent thugs but they’re not. The majority of people are just like me. They try to live well in a calm, peaceful way.” … [Read more...] about Lilian Thuram: ‘My classmates judged me because of my skin colour’
The Hôtel des Invalides is, as its name suggests, a former military hospital and retirement home for veterans. It is the site of museums and monuments to France’s military history and contains the tombs of its war heroes, including the former emperor Napoléon Bonaparte. … [Read more...] about France mourns Jacques Chirac with funeral and ceremonies
We'd appreciate your support in getting the word to your analysts who might have similar, more in-direct access to valuable information from accesses in your product lines. I suspect that you'll be hearing more along these lines in formal channels - especially as this effort will probably peak (at least for this specific focus) in the middle of next week, following the SecState's presentation to the UNSC. … [Read more...] about US plan to bug Security Council: the text