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PSG’s Kylian Mbappe wins the inaugural Kopa Trophy

Paris Saint-Germain's World Cup-winning forward Kylian Mbappe emerged the inaugural winner of the Kopa Trophy on Monday, December 3, after seeing off the trio of Christian Pulisic and Roma winger Kluivert at the award night. The newly-created Ballon d'Or equivalent for U21 player saw 19-year-old emerge the first winner after helping

Late Mbappe double earns France draw against Iceland

Kylian Mbappe saved world champion France’s blushes by creating one goal and scoring a late equalizer in the space of five minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw against Iceland in a friendly on Thursday. Iceland was 2-0 up with five minutes left at the Roudourou stadium in Brittany and looked set

French federation president closes door to Karim Benzema’s return

French football federation president Noel Le Graet played down the Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema's chances of a recall. Karim Benzema’s hopes of returning to France’s national soccer team appear to be shrinking. In an interview with local newspaper Ouest France published Wednesday, French soccer federation president Noel Le Graet played

Hugo Lloris has been fined and banned from driving

France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined after pleading guilty to a charge of drink driving, British media reported on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper admitted being more than twice above the drink-drive limit of 35 micrograms when he was stopped