27 Mar 2013 Spain took a huge step towards qualifying for the World Cup after beating France 1-0 in Paris while Germany, Netherlands and Italy also won their respective qualifiers.
26 Mar 2013 Sergio Ramos has warned that Spain's recent glorious achievements count for nothing now that the reigning European and world champion's presence at next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil is in doubt.
26 Mar 2013 France coach Didier Deschamps is hopeful his team can cause problems for world champion Spain in its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier and insists playing for a draw is not in his thinking.
25 Mar 2013
15 Mar 2013 Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane are both in line for senior international debuts after being called up by France coach Didier Deschamps for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain later this month.
22 Feb 2013 Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has been given the all-clear to resume his playing career after almost 12 months on the sidelines.
7 Feb 2013 Germany came from behind to beat France for the first time since 1987 with a 2-1 win in Paris.