Monday Jul 21
Arsenal and Tottenham have hope in pursuit of a 7m World Cup star
Mathieu Valbuena 's agent has moved to reject claims the midfielder is moving to Dynamo Moscow - meaning a Premier League transfer could yet be on.
Monday Jul 21
Dynamo Moscow sign Valbuena from Marseille
Marseille's France international Mathieu Valbuena has signed a ?7 million deal with Dynamo Moscow, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported on Monday.
Monday Jul 21
Football: Dynamo sign Valbuena from Marseille
Marseille's France international Mathieu Valbuena has signed a 7 million euro deal with Dynamo Moscow, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported on Monday.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
And so, the end of the World Cup is nigh, and it is time to take stock, to reflect on all that we have witnessed and pick over the bones of it.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
5 Players France Should Axe Following 2014 World Cup Campaign
Following France's FIFA World Cup quarter-final exit to Germany, coach Didier Deschamps will now be turning his attention toward the 2016 UEFA European Championship on home soil.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
5 Players Who Enhanced Their Reputations for France at the World Cup
In any football tournament across the globe, it is always tough to go out at the quarter-final stage.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Scouting Report: Should Arsenal Hijack Valencia's Mathieu Valbuena Bid?
To cover that hypothetical scenario, here is a scouting report on Valbuena, a 29-year-old, 5'6", 128-pound French international.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Hummels takes Germany into semis
Germany secured a familiar World Cup semi-final berth with a minimum of fuss as French hopes of avenging past injustices shrivelled and died in the Maracana.
The battle which could decide France v Germany
The World Cup last 16 threatened so much but produced so little in the way of shocks.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
The Washington Post
Three to watch in quarterfinals
There is no shortage of great players in the World Cup quarterfinals. No fan could be disappointed watching Thomas Muller or Lionel Messi leading their teams.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Dundee United reject West Ham's A 1.5m bid for defender Andrew Robertson
One is not amused! Wills and Kate watch another sporting disaster as Murray crashes out at Wimbledon in STRAIGHT SETS... And victor Dimitrov says: 'I knew in the warm-up, he wasn't at his best' Sanchez blow for Suarez deal as Barca star REFUSES to join Liverpool... Chile sensation wants to go to Arsenal instead The World Cup so far: Kroos topping ... (more)
Diminutive Valbuena Flying Under The Radar
Paul Pogba continues to hog the headlines but Mathieu Valbuena is the small man making a big impression as France prepare for the World Cup quarter-finals... Belgium continued their rather haphazard route through the competition with extra-time victory over USA, but Eden Hazard continues to be slightly uninspiring... Argentina were woeful for large ... (more)
Marseille join the hunt for Newcastle United defender Mathieu Debuchy
Marseille have joined the chase for Newcastle United's in-demand right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who the club fear will press for a move when he returns from the World Cup.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Bittersweet end for Yobo's international career
With one of his last touches in international football, the man who has held Nigeria's defense together for the past 13 years scored an injury-time own goal in a 2-0 loss to France in the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday.
West Ham interested in signing France World Cup 2014 star Mathieu Valbuena
Suarez says sorry! Striker apologises to Chiellini for bite, admits his regret and vows he'll never do it again... but was he ordered by potential new employers Barca to speak? WORLD CUP LIVE: Germany 0-0 Algeria - Neuer the busiest man on the pitch as Africans go on the attack against big guns Pogba puts another few million on his price tag as ... (more)
Pogba heads France into last eight
Les Bleus had been kept at bay by the African side for much of the match, and given a few scares of their own, before a spell of intense pressure led to Paul Pogba heading home, with Joseph Yobo's late own goal only compounding Nigeria's misery in a 2-0 defeat.
Late surge sees France through
A late Paul Pogba header and an own goal from Joseph Yobo saw France to a 2-0 win over Nigeria and a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
The Daily Record
France 2 Nigeria 0: Les Bleus come through tough encounter with two...
DIDIER DESCHAMPS' side were far from comfortable against Nigeria in Brasilia, despite the scoreline, and will now face either Germany or Algeria in the quarter final.
Under the radar, Blaise Matuidi is leading a united France to World Cup redemption
The Paris Saint-Germain man has had to fight to become a key player for club and country - now he's pretty much indispensible Didier Deschamps' France came into the World Cup having had to come from two goals down in their play-off against Ukraine last November, and with Franck Ribery ruled out of the tournament through injury just days before the ... (more)
Fri Jun 27, 2014
World Cup 2014: Player Power Rankings After Group-Stage Games
Welcome to the first edition of our FIFA World Cup 2014 player power rankings, where we order the top 75 players in accordance with their form and performances so far.