France must beat Netherlands to enjoy beautiful party, says Didier Deschamps

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France boss Didier Deschamps wants his team to be sharper when they play Holland in the Nations League on Sunday.

Les Blues got their campaign underway with a goalless draw in Germany in midweek, when Deschamps felt his players were slightly off the pace.

France will play their first home match since winning the World Cup this summer when Holland visit the Stade de France and Deschamps is looking for improvement.

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No French player shortlisted for FIFA The Best award is 'weird', says Antoine Griezmann

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Antoine Griezmann said it is ‘weird’ and ‘a pity’ that neither he nor any of his France teammates made the three-man shortlist for this year’s FIFA The Best award.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mo Salah were all nominated for The Best Men’s Player award – where the winner will be announced on September 24.

Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Raphael Varane were all hoping to make the cut after winning the World Cup, however none of the players made the final three.

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Spain boss Luis Enrique pleased with his side's win over England in UEFA Nations League opener

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Spain head coach Luis Enrique believes his side deserved the 2-1 win over England.

The Three Lions got off to a superb start as Marcus Rashford swept home Luke Shaw’s exceptional pass.

But Saul Niguez and Rodrigo turned the match on its head as Spain ran out 2-1 victors

“We have to think about the whole match and I think we deserved to win,” he said.

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