Croatia clinched the final automatic qualifying spot for Euro 2024 on Tuesday as Wales were forced to settle for a play-off place, while France had to come from behind to draw in Greece
Defender Benjamin Pavard scored twice and Kylian Mbappe struck from the spot as France came from behind to beat Scotland 4-1 in a friendly in Lille on Tuesday
France and Belgium all blinked with a Euro 2024 place in their grasps but clung on for one-goal victories on Friday night which made them the first sides to qualify for next year's tournament
Usually a bitter rivalry between two of Europe's proudest footballing nations with six World Cups and five European Championships between them, France did not bring their usual intensity to Tuesday's friendly.
Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba has been provisionally suspended after a doping control detected elevated levels of testosterone
Aurelien Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram scored either side of half-time and France could have added several more goals as they outclassed Ireland at the Parc des Princes in Paris in qualifying Group B.
Australia defeated France on penalties to qualify for the Women's FIFA World Cup semi-final where they will face England.
French superstar Kylian Mbappe has been left out of Paris Saint-Germain's league opener with uncertainty hanging over the France captain's future
Australia reached the Women's World Cup semi-finals for the first time by beating France 7-6 on Saturday in an incredible penalty shootout
Wissam Ben Yedder has won 19 caps for France but last played international football in June 2022.
France issued a Women's World Cup warning on Tuesday to set up a tasty quarter-final clash against Australia, with Colombia joining them in the last eight and facing England
Women's World Cup debutants Panama silenced France with a strike in the first minute of their Group F clash in Sydney on Wednesday
Jamaica dumped out Brazil and South Africa sent Italy home on Wednesday as the supposed minnows roared into the last 16 of an increasingly open Women's World Cup.
Sweden were given a scare by South Africa before winning 2-1 at the death at the Women's World Cup on Sunday while 2019 finalists the Netherlands also began their campaign with victory
Kylian Mbappe has become one of the most popular football players following his domination in the French League and on the international level.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi on Wednesday insisted superstar forward Kylian Mbappe "must sign a new contract" if he wants to remain at the club next season.
France's star footballer Kylian Mbappe arrived in Cameroon to an ecstatic welcome from fans Thursday for a visit that includes charity work with deaf children and a trip to his father's village
Former France captain Patrick Vieira on Sunday took over as coach of Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1 on a three-year contract