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‘Mbappe really eager to play’

‘Mbappe really eager to play’

France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni says injured skipper Kylian will bring a lot to the team whenever he returns; reveals star forward prefers not wearing mask, but doctors are insistent

25 June,2024 07:24 AM IST | Dortmund | AFP
‘Kylian is one of the best in the world, it’s a loss for us’

‘Kylian is one of the best in the world, it’s a loss for us’

Didier Deschamps included Mbappe in his matchday squad but elected not to risk his star striker, with qualification for the knockout phase largely assured

23 June,2024 08:52 AM IST | Leipzig | AFP
Can Mbappe-less France overcome The Netherlands?

Can Mbappe-less France overcome The Netherlands?

Captain Mbappe is recovering from a broken nose suffered in Monday’s 1-0 win over Austria in Duesseldorf in their opening match at the tournament

21 June,2024 07:50 AM IST | Germany | AFP
EU criticises France over its debt spending

EU criticises France over its debt spending

France was one of seven nations instructed by the EU Commission to start an “excessive deficit procedure”, the first step in a long process before any member state can be hemmed in and moved to take corrective action

20 June,2024 07:13 AM IST | Brussels | Agencies
Optimism reigns as soccer world awaits Kylian Mbappé's nasal injury update

Optimism reigns as soccer world awaits Kylian Mbappé's nasal injury update

The widespread expectation is that Mbappé will play a further part at Euro 2024, especially since France's win over Austria means the team is likely to advance to the knockout stage

19 June,2024 08:43 PM IST | Paderborn (Germany) | mid-day online correspondent
‘Mbappe’s nose is a mess’

‘Mbappe’s nose is a mess’

France boss Didier Deschamps says Kylian’s injury is black mark of the evening after Austrian Maximilian Woeber’s own-goal ensures a winning start for Les Bleus

19 June,2024 08:20 AM IST | Duesseldorf (Germany) | AFP
Small teams have improved: Slovakia coach Calzona after shocking Belgium

Small teams have improved: Slovakia coach Calzona after shocking Belgium

Calzona’s team caused the first major upset of the tournament as Ivan Schranz’s seventh-minute strike rocked the Belgians in Frankfurt

19 June,2024 08:19 AM IST | Frankfurt | AFP
Mbappe suffers facial injury in France's 1-0 win against Austria at Euro 2024

Mbappe suffers facial injury in France's 1-0 win against Austria at Euro 2024

France needed an own goal from Maximilian Wober in the 38th minute and handed Didier Deschamps his 100th victory as national team coach

18 June,2024 04:47 PM IST | Dusseldorf (Germany) | AP
Mbappe chases glory as France begin campaign

Mbappe chases glory as France begin campaign

Les Bleus won the World Cup in Russia in 2018, when a teenage Mbappe announced himself on the global stage, and only lost the 2022 final on penalties after an epic battle with Argentina in Doha

17 June,2024 07:15 AM IST | Germany | AFP
Mbappe plays 20 mins as France draw with Canada in final warm-up; Italy win

Mbappe plays 20 mins as France draw with Canada in final warm-up; Italy win

Mbappe entered in the 74th minute and failed to spark France to victory.

11 June,2024 07:45 AM IST | Madrid | AP

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