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Merci Lloris!

Football can be cruel.

Captain Hugo Lloris gave 100% for his team and country in the Euro 2016 tournament. He was one of the main reason France had reached the final… only to fall to Portugal. His disappointment and heartbreak cannot be summed up. To play at home in front of your people and lost is extremely hard to take, but Les Bleus should hold their heads up in triumph. Just for bringing hope, joy, and smiles to millions of French people, this was already victorious. 

Only time will tell of this excellent goalie will eventually win a final. 

Merci Lloris. 

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Record-breaking captain

Hugo Lloris captained France for a national record 55th time yesterday against the Republic of Ireland in the Euro 2016, exceeding Didier Deschamps’ record. Congrats captain!

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Hugo Lloris to equal Didier Deschamps’ record as French captain

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When France meets Switzerland today in their last group clash, Hugo Lloris will equal Didier Deschamps’ Les Bleus record of 54 matches as captain. How does DD feel about this? At the presser he jokingly remarked:

“I won’t name him captain because I don’t I want him to equal my record, so I’ll pick someone else.”

After laughing a bit, he told EURO2016.com:

“Of course, I’m only joking. Hugo does a really good job as captain and I’m delighted for him.”

France v Romania - Group A: UEFA Euro 2016

Lloris was first handed the captain armband in November 2010, when France met England in a friendly. Ahead of Euro 2012, Laurent Blanc handed him the role on a permanent basis. I call Lloris the Quiet Leader or the Quiet Man in the Gloves because he exudes a calm authority although I saw him get angry once at Lyon. He doesn’t need to shout to get his point across…

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Regarding In the Safety of Hugo Lloris’ Gloves

Hugo Lloris is currently on national duty as France are preparing for the Euro 2016 tournament. They’re currently in Austria preparing to play their last friendly against Scotland on Saturday before they open their Euro tournament against Romania on June 10th. 

I have not made up my mind about closing this blog as yet, but My Heart Beats Football will be covering the Bleus’s Euro 2016 journey, so feel free to follow them here:

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ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!

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Emotional night at the Wembley for Les Bleus

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Photo cred: Getty

“We were all united in this moment of communion, which obviously lifts the spirits because you feel it in your heart. It’s beautiful, it’s moving, it’s grandiose. It’s very strong.”

– Didier Deschamps

It was an emotional atmosphere at the Wembley last evening for Les Bleus as they went on to lose 2-0 to England.

How Les Bleus lined up (via fff.fr)

The highlight of the match was England and Wembley uniting to sing the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise”.

Blue, white and red dominated around the stadium as England hosted Les Bleus. However, it was not to be our night and I didn’t expect anything less or more from the still shaken Les Bleus so it was understandable. Dele Alli scored the opener for the English in the 39th minute and Wayne Rooney completed the 2-0 victory in the 48th. Lassana Diarra received a rapturous welcome…

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Ben Arfa looks on as France edges Armenia in friendly

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Photos Foot - Joie Antoine GRIEZMANN / Karim BENZEMA - 08.10.2015 - France / Armenie - Match amical -Nice

Last evening, I sat down to watch Les Bleus host Armenia. Ben Arfa was in the crowd. It’s good to see him enjoying himself since returning to France. Although we had to wait until the 35th minute for the opener from Antoine Greizmann, the team had a good first half. Lloris had a moment where he timed an opportunity perfectly and he came out to sweep. My commentators were full of praises for him and I swear they were near squealing like fan girls…or boys if you please. Cabaye had a brilliant first half. He was everywhere!

Cabaye scored a brilliant goal in the 55th minute after latching onto a perfect Valbuena pass and Benzema netted a late brace to win the match 4-0 meaning France remain unbeaten against Armenia.

The team was well-organized and I love what I saw at the back. Greizmann and Benzema linked up…

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Valbuena strikes late as France beat Portugal

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“Victory is always the best cure for losses,”

Didier Deschamps

Les Bleus clinched a well-deserved victory on Friday against Portugal with Mathieu Valbuena scoring a sublime free kick in the 85th minute. Watching Portugal play was like watching Master (Dominant) and Servant (Submissive) with the Portuguese being the servants. They were pretty poor although Rui kept France out of goal for as long as he could.

Nabil Fekir was handed his first debut with Les Bleus, but things turned bad in the 12th minute when he clutched his thigh and had to limp out of action. It was pretty painful to watch. This was his 5th cap and he is very promising. I wish him a speedy recovery. Cristiano’s only chance at goal was a free kick which Hugo Lloris parried away. Anthony Martial was handed his debut in the second half.

I am delightful for this…

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