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- Deschamps snaps after repeated questions on Evra Updated: Nov-07-13 9:42 am
PARIS - The simple headline in big, bold letters on the front page of sports daily L'Equipe summed it up best: "Respect."
PARIS - France reached the World Cup against the odds after beating Ukraine 3-0 on Tuesday, overturning a first-leg deficit with a performance full of pride and confidence after most observers had written the team off.
LONDON - France needs an unprecedented comeback to avoid missing its first World Cup in 20 years. No European team has ever qualified for the World Cup through the playoffs after losing the first leg 2-0.
PARIS - France coach Didier Deschamps lost his calm in a media conference Thursday when asked repeatedly about Patrice Evra's inclusion in his squad for the upcoming World Cup playoff against Urkaine.