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Julien Pretot

Advantage climbers as 2020 Tour de France route revealed

15 Oct 2019

PARIS Tour de France organisers put a spring in the step of the climbers on Tuesday after unveiling the route for the 2020 race featuring a first mountain stage on the second day and only one time trial on the eve of the final parade on the Champs Elysees.

France denied early Euro qualification with Turkey draw

14 Oct 2019

SAINT-DENIS, France France must wait to claim a place at Euro 2020 after the world champions were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Turkey in a high-octane qualifying game on Monday.

Vintage Di Maria helps PSG overwhelm Real Madrid

19 Sep 2019

PARIS Angel Di Maria scored twice in a vintage performance to help Paris St Germain outclass Real Madrid 3-0 in their opening Champions League Group A game on Wednesday.

PSG show character and personality in crushing Real

19 Sep 2019

PARIS Paris St Germain's crushing of Real Madrid in their Champions League opener was not a warning to their European rivals - it was more a self-confidence booster on the French side's return to the biggest stage after another humiliation.

Don't ask me about winning Champions League, says PSG coach

19 Sep 2019

PARIS After three consecutive last-16 eliminations in the Champions League, Paris St Germain were taking their impressive 3-0 victory over Real Madrid on Wednesday with a large pinch of salt.

Soccer-Vintage Di Maria helps PSG overwhelm Real Madrid

18 Sep 2019

PARIS, Sept 18 Angel Di Maria produced a vintage performance with two goals to help Paris St Germain claim a 3-0 home win over Real Madrid in their Champions League Group A opening game on Wednesday.

First round exit a frightening prospect for France

12 Sep 2019

PARIS Three-times runnersup France head to the World Cup knowing that defeat to Argentina in their opening game in Japan might lead to them being knocked out in the pool stage for the first time.

France look to unique Dupont at World Cup

12 Sep 2019

PARIS France have been tinkering with their halfback pairings for years but in Antoine Dupont they seem to have unearthed a scrumhalf capable of leading the charge at the World Cup.

Clock ticking on Brunel's tenure as World Cup looms

12 Sep 2019

PARIS Jacques Brunel has had two years to turn around ailing French fortunes but with the World Cup just a week away he enters the tournament having been shorn of much of his authority in the wake of a string of poor results.

France show impressive squad depth in Albania and Andorra wins

11 Sep 2019

PARIS France were without three key world champions but still cruised past Euro 2020 qualifier rivals Albania and Andorra.

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