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Sep 5, 2014

Soccer-After win over Spain, Deschamps sure he has the right core

PARIS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – France’s friendly win over Spain on Thursday showed their run to the World Cup quarter-finals in Brazil was no fluke and has strengthened coach Didier Deschamps’s belief that he is building his Euro 2016 campaign around the right core.

‘Les Bleus’ were never threatened by Spain and prevailed 1-0 thanks to Loic Remy’s second-half goal.

Sep 4, 2014

Substitute Remy on target as France beat Spain

PARIS (Reuters) – New Chelsea signing Loic Remy grabbed the only goal as France squeezed past 2010 world champions Spain 1-0 in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday.

The second-half substitute netted in spectacular style in the 72nd minute, pouncing on a pass from Mathieu Valbuena to give Didier Deschamps’s team a deserved victory.

Sep 4, 2014

Soccer-Substitute Remy on target as France beat Spain

PARIS, Sept 4 (Reuters) – New Chelsea signing Loic Remy grabbed the only goal as France squeezed past 2010 world champions Spain 1-0 in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday.

The second-half substitute netted in spectacular style in the 72nd minute, pouncing on a pass from Mathieu Valbuena to give Didier Deschamps’s team a deserved victory.

Aug 31, 2014

Soccer-Ruffier blunder sets PSG on way as Ibra grabs hat-trick

PARIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat trick as Paris St Germain demolished St Etienne 5-0 on Sunday to move up to second in Ligue 1 helped by a farcical own goal by Stephane Ruffier.

Les Verts keeper Ruffier failed to control a routine Jeremy Clement back pass in the first half to gift champions PSG the lead at the Parc des Princes.

Aug 13, 2014

Brilliant and bizarre, Ribery’s international career

PARIS (Reuters) – A wonder goal and a bizarre TV appearance wearing flip flops are the two lasting images Franck Ribery leaves behind following his retirement from international football.

The 31-year-old winger burst into the limelight as a carefree player when he scored a lightning quick goal against Spain in the 2006 World Cup.

Aug 13, 2014

Profile – Brilliant and bizarre, Ribery’s international career

PARIS (Reuters) – A wonder goal and a bizarre TV appearance wearing flip flops are the two lasting images Franck Ribery leaves behind following his retirement from international football.

The 31-year-old winger burst into the limelight as a carefree player when he scored a lightning quick goal against Spain in the 2006 World Cup.

Aug 13, 2014

Soccer-Brilliant and bizarre, Ribery’s international career

PARIS, Aug 13 (Reuters) – A wonder goal and a bizarre TV appearance wearing flip flops are the two lasting images Franck Ribery leaves behind following his retirement from international football.

The 31-year-old winger burst into the limelight as a carefree player when he scored a lightning quick goal against Spain in the 2006 World Cup.

Jul 27, 2014

Tour triumph made on cobbles, says Nibali

PARIS (Reuters) – Tour de France yellow jerseys are usually won high in the mountains or on the time trials, even a mixture of both, but Vincenzo Nibali’s triumphant ride to Paris began on unfamiliar terrain – the cobblestones.

In driving rain on the feared cobbles of northern France, cyclists crashed off in stage five in all directions, some, like 2013 champion Chris Froome, terminally.

Jul 27, 2014

Nibali emulates Pantani as Italian Tour de France winner

PARIS (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race.

While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a jubilant France hailed its first double podium finish in 30 years as veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud and youngster Thibaut Pinot took second and third respectively.

Jul 27, 2014

Pinot leads the way for new French generation

PARIS (Reuters) – For the first time in 30 years France had two riders on the Tour de France overall podium on Sunday – and there could be more to come from a wave of rising talent.

Veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud and youngster Thibaut Pinot finished second and third overall behind Italy’s dominant Vincenzo Nibali with Romain Bardet in sixth place.

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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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