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ARSENAL’S GUENDOUZI REPLACES POGBA IN FRANCE SQUAD

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has been handed his first France call-up, replacing Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in Didier Deschamps’ squad. Guendouzi, who has previously represented his country at every youth level from Under-18 up, will be hoping to debut when France take on Albania and Andorra in Euro 2020 qualifiers. A statement on Twitter read: “Injured

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

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