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Arsenal injury blow? Olivier Giroud withdraws from France squad with thigh strain

Olivier Giroud tussles with Wales defender James Chester Sunday, November 12, 2017 Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has withdrawn from the France squad for Tuesday’s friendly against Germany in Cologne. The 31-year-old, injured in Friday evening’s 2-0 win over Wales in Paris, underwent tests in Rambouillet on Saturday and was shown to have suffered a right thigh strain, the French Football Federation confirmed on its website on Sunday. He has returned to his club, who host Tottenham in the north London derby in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime. Let’s block…

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France 2-0 Wales: Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud on target for Les Bleus

France underlined their status as World Cup contenders next summer with an impressive 2-0 friendly win over Wales in Paris. Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud scored as Wales endured a tough night in their first game since their own World Cup hopes were ended by the Republic of Ireland last month. Chris Coleman was a helpless spectator in what could prove to be one of his final games in charge of Wales. Talks are set to resume between Coleman and the Football Association of Wales after Tuesday’s friendly with Panama…

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Wales football news: Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid training but will miss friendlies against France and Panama

Gareth Bale will miss Wales’ upcoming friendlies against France and Panama Saturday, November 4, 2017 Wales will be without star man Gareth Bale for their upcoming friendlies against France and Panama, with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisting the winger is not yet ready to return to action. Bale has been sidelined since September 26 with a calf problem, ruling him out of Wales’ last three games as they missed out on a place in the World Cup finals, but he has returned to Real training in the last couple…

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Highlights: Australia hammer France for second win

Watch highlights from Australia’s comprehensive 52-6 victory over France in Canberra, in which Wade Graham scored four tries. MATCH REPORT: Australia 52-6 France You can follow the World Cup across the BBC – details here. You can follow the fortunes of your favourite team with live match notifications sent straight to your phone or tablet via the BBC Sport app. Line-up, kick-off, score, half-time and full-time options are available for all teams participating at the World Cup. Available to UK users only. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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News: Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château, MGallery by Sofitel, opens in France

Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château, MGallery by Sofitel, has opened following a complete renovation of an historic 19th century building in the Île-de-France region of France, what was once the seat of political power in the Kingdom of France.  Originally constructed by the war ministry of Louis-Napoléon III in 1854, the property is situated just 200 metres from the Palace of Versailles and its gardens. Set at the very top of the Avenue de Paris, the hotel enjoys a prime location on the widest avenue in France, providing the ideal…

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England lose to late France goal in Marley's first game – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device England ended a tumultuous week for the women’s game with a 1-0 friendly defeat against 2019 World Cup hosts France. The match – England’s first under interim coach Mo Marley – was a cagey affair with few clear-cut chances before Viviane Asseyi capitalised on goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain’s mistake to snatch victory. On Wednesday, the Football Association was forced to apologise to two players for racially discriminatory remarks by previous England boss Mark Sampson. Sampson was sacked in September following evidence of “inappropriate…

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News: Vietnam Airlines signs comprehensive strategic partnership with Air France

Vietnam Airlines and Air France have announced the signing of a comprehensive strategic partnership allowing the two airlines to optimise their services between France, Europe and Vietnam and to strengthen their positions in a buoyant but highly competitive market. This new joint venture starts in November and is expected to bring additional benefits to customers. Through this agreement Vietnam Airlines and Air France are committed to offering more flight options and convenience to passengers through a collaboration in their flight schedules. Via three hubs Hanoi-Noi Bai, Ho Chi Minh City-Tan…

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