The latest news from Francia
Aymeric Laporte is impressing in Manchester City's defence, but is yet to make his debut for world champions France.
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte says his lack of action for France has nothing to do with him, insisting that 'Les Bleus' boss Didier Deschamps has a personal issue with him.
Other Old Trafford stars like Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and David de Gea miss out on nominations, as United sit rock bottom of the leader board, with only 1 player shortlisted for the team of the year.
In a lengthy interview with media outlet 'A Folha', the Brazilian gave serious thought as to who he considers to be the heir to his legacy. In addition, he admitted that the gaul shown by Kylian Mbappé reminds him of his younger self.
Antoine Griezmann was made to do with third place in the battle for the 2018 Ballon d'Or and whilst he was left furious by that decision, he also took the opportunity to take a swipe at those who were nominated but opted not to attend Monday night's awards gala in Paris.
French authorities are seeking to ban a couple of apparently football-obsessed parents from naming their baby "Griezmann Mbappe" after two of the national team's heroes.
N'Golo Kante avoided punishment for arriving late for international duty, as the French coach Didier Deschamps took a light hearted approach to the midfielder's public transport troubles.
Many people question whether Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi will manage to play at the Qatar World Cup in 2022; their ages casting doubt over any possible appearance. Yet, the void left by the kings of the last decade, has left room for many talented young players, who have four years before arriving to stake their own claim for the starring role.