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Court rules that the French businessman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud

Cesar Azpilicueta

Marseille confirm Cesar Azpilicueta completes to Chelsea

Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta has completed his move from Marseille to Chelsea, the French club have confirmed.

Cesar Azpilicueta

Speculation linking Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta with Chelsea increases

Cesar Azpilicueta has not been included in Marseille's squad for Thursday night's Europa League clash with FC Sheriff Tiraspol, fuelling speculation the right-back is on the brink of a move to Chelsea.

Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa

Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa must serve European ban

Hatem Ben Arfa will miss the start of Newcastle's Europa League campaign as he serves a European suspension dating back to 2010.

Gael Kakuta

Gael Kakuta wants end to Chelsea nightmare with return to France

Gael Kakuta wants to end his nightmare spell at Chelsea and return to France.

Alou Diarra will be a part of the West Ham side who will be hoping to stay in the Premier League this coming season

West Ham put transfer rumours to bed by signing Alou Diarra

West Ham today completed the signing of France midfielder Alou Diarra from Marseille.

Samir Nasri reacts after scoring for France

French Football Federation take action against Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and Yann Mvila for misbehaving at Euro 2012

The French Football Federation has opened disciplinary proceedings against players Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and Yann Mvila for misbehaving at Euro 2012, the FFF said today.

Didier Deschamps captained France to World Cup victory

Deschamps favourite to replace departed Blanc

The former World Cup-winning captain Didier Deschamps is the favourite to be the new France coach after Laurent Blanc turned down a new contract offer to stay.

Roger Garaudy: Veteran of the Resistance who later became a Holocaust denier

Roger Garaudy, who died in Paris on 13 June at the age of 98, was a long-time Communist who fought in the French resistance in the Second World War but became a Holocaust denier in old age.

Yann M'Vila pictured after picking up an injury at the end of May

France pessimistic Yann M'Vila will be available for England match

France are "not optimistic" of having Yann M'Vila available for their European Championship opener against England on Monday.

Deals of the week: Lille; New Forest; Med cruise

Less than £200: Cresta Holidays has a three-night break in the French city of Lille for £155pp. The package on offer includes travel on Eurostar from London St Pancras on 30 July and B&B accommodation at the simple but central Comfort Hotel Opera (crestaholidays.co.uk).

Romain Amalfitano will join from Reims

Romain Amalfitano set for Newcastle transfer as the French connection continues

Reims midfielder becomes first of three new signings from Ligue 1 to arrive at St James'

Bradley Wiggins rides to second place on the first stage of the Paris-Nice race

Cycling: Wiggins set fair for Paris-Nice after second place in the rain

Bradley Wiggins' chances of becoming Britain's first Paris-Nice winner in more than four decades got off to a near-perfect start as he took second place in the race's opening time trial, one second off the pace.

Ronan O'Gara of Ireland is tackled by Lionel Nallet

Ireland denied precious win by French fightback

France 17 Ireland 17

Wladimir Klitschko who will be aiming for his 50th career knockout

Boxing: Klitschko faces small problem

Wladimir Klitschko will be aiming for his 50th career knockout when he defends his world heavyweight titles against French challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck tonight.

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They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
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