Laurent Blanc

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Group D will be decided on Tuesday night, with France looking for a positive result against already-eliminated Sweden to book a place in the quarter-finals. Sweden have been disappointing in the tournament this time round, with a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine following by a 3-2 reverse to England. The side have had problems defending for…
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One of the most highly-anticipated group stage games will be played on Monday, as old enemies England and France do battle in Group D. England are a team in transition, with new manager Roy Hodgson at the helm and looking to succeed at an international tournament where predecessors Fabio Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson have failed.…
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France enter Euro 2012 as a slight underdog, after a less than convincing qualifying campaign left them down the seedings. However, Laurent Blanc has bred a winning mentality into a team that will look to get back to former glories and put an awful 2010 World Cup campaign behind them. Despite the likes of Germany,…
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Whilst every Manchester United fan is undoubtedly enjoying the recent success the club has had. Not just this season, where they won the Premier League and reached the Champions League final, but over the last 15 years which have been dominated by the team from Manchester. There is the lingering question in the back of everyone’s…
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The top two sides in Group D of the Euro 2012 qualifiers meet on Friday, as France travel to take on Belarus at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. Belarus are having a good qualifying campaign, and are sitting in second place in Group D with eight points from five games. Bernd Strange's side have won…
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Laurent Blanc officially takes over while France legend Lilian Thuram calls for captain Patrice Evra to be banned. France finished bottom of Group A, managing to win a solitary point in a 0-0 draw against Uruguay while suffering defeats to Mexico and South Africa in their other matches. However their poor performances on the pitch…
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Laurent Blanc will take over from Raymond Domenech as . The French Football Federation (FFF) has agreed a compensation package of €1.5 million with Bordeaux, where Blanc was manager until he resigned last week. The FFF and its president, Jean-Pierre Escalettes, have reached agreement with the president and shareholders of FC Girondins de Bordeaux with…