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French star Thierry Henry retires

...quarterfinals it was no problem, even though there was a weight and a responsibility on their shoulders," said Didier Deschamps, the then France captain. "It shaped the careers they would go on to have."After a disappointing stint at Juventus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-12-16/french-star-thierry-
Drone use becoming issue at soccer venues across Europe

...although such spying would breach existing rules in the Premier League and NFL. At the World Cup in June, France coach Didier Deschamps feared a drone flew over his team's training, although no complaint was made to FIFA."We don't want an intrusion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-10-20/drone-use-becoming-i
Algeria coach leaves decision on Ramadan fasting up to his players

...camp couldn't be more harmonious heading into their round of 16 match against the African champions.France coach Didier Deschamps says "we have spent a lot of time together and the days are long ... but they are still smiling, they are happy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-29/algeria-coach-leaves
Germany is back in World Cup semifinals

...to only a handful of clear-cut opportunities in muggy conditions."There was not much in it," France coach Didier Deschamps said. But, "we don't have the international experience Germany has."While France's young players slumped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-04/germany-back-world-cup-semifinals
Late goals rescue Germany in win over Algeria at World Cup

...substitute Antoine Griezmann."We're not the prettiest or the best, but we can do good things," France coach Didier Deschamps said after the game. "The deliverance came late. There was a lot of tension because we were up against a very...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-30/late-goals-rescue-ge
Australian loses defender to injury

...England littered with fouls, one of which saw defender Brayan Beckeles sent off.Earlier Saturday, French coach Didier Deschamps said Honduras was "combative" but "I certainly don't want to limit this team to just being aggressive fighters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-14/australian-loses-defender-injury
France must overcome big deficit to qualify for World Cup

...Ukraine for the first time in the first leg by a two-goal margin.That means the odds are heavily stacked against Didier Deschamps's team entering today's game at the Stade de France.The team's play was so poor Friday that it led the French...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-11-18/france-must-overcome
France wins World Cup

...received a hearty hug from Michel Platini, the nation's greatest player and the organizer of France 98. Then captain Didier Deschamps was presented the Jules Rimet Trophy, setting off more revelry. The French secured their place in the pantheon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/13/oth_233289.shtml
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France favored in Croatia match

...coach Miroslav Blazevic. He calls it "not that strong" and "vulnerable." France's defensive midfield features Didier Deschamps and Emmanuel Petit tirelessly working to feed playmaker Zinedine Zidane. It is up front that the problems lie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/08/oth_232851.shtml
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World's focus on Brazil, France in Cup final

...support in the new stadium that they expected. "There are too many people inside the stadium in suits," captain Didier Deschamps says. "We do not get a great feeling of support. The people who could have made the difference are outside. You...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/12/oth_233212.shtml
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