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Argentina dampened down the celebrations surrounding the Republic of Ireland's return to Lansdowne Road and Robbie Keane's 100th cap by easing to a 1-0 win in Dublin last night.

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Squeaky bum time for...

The western cape 23

The football world being honest, upright and principled to the core, nobody really believes that the banning by Laurent Blanc of all 23 revolutionaries involved in France's World Cup uprising for one meaningless friendly might in any way be to avoid them being punished when the real action begins.

N'Zogbia called up for France friendly

Wigan midfielder Charles N'Zogbia is aiming to capitalise on the absence of France's World Cup players by impressing new coach Laurent Blanc after being called up for Les Bleus' friendly against Norway next week.

Wigan will allow N'Zogbia to move on

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France World Cup squad handed one-match ban

Laurent Blanc, the new France manager, has taken the unprecedented step of suspending all 23 players who made up the World Cup squad for his first game in charge, a friendly against Norway next month, because of their part in Les Bleus' chaotic campaign in South Africa.

France suspend entire World Cup squad

New France coach Laurent Blanc has taken the decision to suspend the entire 23-man squad which took part in this summer's failed World Cup campaign for next month's friendly against Norway.

Sissoko claims Manchester City interest

Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko claims Manchester City and Lyon have expressed an interest in him.

Gallas: France failed because Domenech 'couldn't talk to team'

Coach raymond Domenech was the chief architect of France's World Cup failure because of his inability to communicate with the players, Arsenal's William Gallas claimed yesterday.

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William Gallas has laid the blame for France's World Cup implosion at the feet of former coach Raymond Domenech.

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