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Mar 27, 2015

Soccer-France given reality check by Brazil

PARIS, March 27 (Reuters) – France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Les Bleus, who were unbeaten since last year’s World Cup quarter-final exit, lost 3-1 after being overwhelmed in the second half by the Brazilians.

Mar 26, 2015

Brazil finding right balance in France win, says Dunga

PARIS (Reuters) – Brazil are finally finding the right balance eight months after being left traumatized by their World Cup debacle on home soil, coach Dunga said after they beat France 3-1 on Thursday.

A 7-1 semi-final defeat by eventual world champions Germany, followed by a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in third-place playoff left Brazil in tatters but Thursday’s friendly victory in Paris showed Dunga has put some self-belief back into the squad.

Mar 26, 2015

Soccer-Brazil finding right balance in France win, says Dunga

PARIS, March 26 (Reuters) – Brazil are finally finding the right balance eight months after being left traumatised by their World Cup debacle on home soil, coach Dunga said after they beat France 3-1 on Thursday.

A 7-1 semi-final defeat by eventual world champions Germany, followed by a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in third-place playoff left Brazil in tatters but Thursday’s friendly victory in Paris showed Dunga has put some self-belief back into the squad.

Mar 26, 2015

Brazil hand France first defeat since World Cup

PARIS (Reuters) – Brazil inflicted France’s first defeat since the World Cup when a perfectly executed second-half performance earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly game at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Neymar and Luiz Gustavo scored after the interval with Oscar having cancelled out Raphael Varane’s first-half opener as the visitors notched a seventh consecutive win in the aftermath of their embarrassing World Cup campaign on home soil.

Mar 26, 2015

Soccer-Brazil hand France first defeat since World Cup

PARIS, March 26 (Reuters) – Brazil inflicted France’s first defeat since the World Cup when a perfectly executed second-half performance earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly game at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Neymar and Luiz Gustavo scored after the interval with Oscar having cancelled out Raphael Varane’s first-half opener as the visitors notched a seventh consecutive win in the aftermath of their embarrassing World Cup campaign on home soil.

Mar 25, 2015

Brazil ‘formidable’ despite World Cup trauma – Deschamps

PARIS (Reuters) – Brazil are still a formidable team despite the trauma they suffered at last year’s World Cup, France coach Didier Deschamps said of their friendly international opponents at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Hoping to triumph on home soil, Brazil suffered a humiliating 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany but have since begun to rebuild under new manager Dunga, who took the reins for a second spell.

Mar 25, 2015

Soccer-Brazil ‘formidable’ despite World Cup trauma – Deschamps

PARIS, March 25 (Reuters) – Brazil are still a formidable team despite the trauma they suffered at last year’s World Cup, France coach Didier Deschamps said of their friendly international opponents at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Hoping to triumph on home soil, Brazil suffered a humiliating 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany but have since begun to rebuild under new manager Dunga, who took the reins for a second spell.

Mar 19, 2015

Riders sense a cultural shift on doping

PARIS (Reuters) – Samuel Dumoulin read out a collective letter before the third stage of this year’s Paris-Nice race in response to team mate Lloyd Mondory’s failed dope test.

It declared that the whole Ag2r-La Mondiale team were “determined to advance, true to their values”.

Mar 18, 2015

‘Snubbed’ Monaco had last laugh against Arsenal – Jardim

PARIS (Reuters) – AS Monaco had the last laugh in their Champions League last 16 tie against Arsenal on Tuesday, the Ligue 1 side surviving a shaky second leg performance to eliminate a team they felt had shown them little respect.

Monaco beat Arsenal 3-1 in London three weeks ago before losing 2-0 at Louis II, results that saw them progress to the last eight of the competition for the first time since 2004 on the away goals rule.

Mar 18, 2015

Soccer-’Snubbed’ Monaco had last laugh against Arsenal – Jardim

PARIS, March 18 (Reuters) – AS Monaco had the last laugh in their Champions League last 16 tie against Arsenal on Tuesday, the Ligue 1 side surviving a shaky second leg performance to eliminate a team they felt had shown them little respect.

Monaco beat Arsenal 3-1 in London three weeks ago before losing 2-0 at Louis II, results that saw them progress to the last eight of the competition for the first time since 2004 on the away goals rule.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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