The performances of French midfielder Paul Pogba are put under the microscope week in and week out. His national manager Didier Deschamps recently stated that the young midfielder needs more time to settle.
Antoine Griezmann's double for France was enough to take the hosts to the finals of the European Championships to set up a meeting against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.
France will want to use the confidence from their victory against Romania to dish out a much better performance against debutants Albania and confirm group qualification.
Brazil travel to Paris to face France on Thursday with a couple of key defenders out of action for them through injury. PSG duo David Luiz and Marquinhos will miss out for the Selecao while for France, head coach Didier Deschamps hasn't included Barcelona centreback Jeremy Mathieu who scored the opening goal in the El Clasico over the weekend.
Didier Deschamps’ preference for cohesion over individual quality has given the French side a new impetus in their World Cup 2014 campaign.
Marseille were trophyless for 16 years before Deschamps came along and won six titles in three years.This year, Deschamps' Marseille have slumped and THT's guest author Chaitanya sheds light on the reasons behind it
They are not the best attacking teams, they are not the best defensive teams. They rarely win trophies, yet they remain etched in the memory of fans for the entertainment they provide. In this Edition of "High Five" we profile five such "fun" teams.