Keyword: Eric Cantona

Karim Benzema says France coach Didier Deschamps 'bowed' to racists

The French forward, implicated in a sex tape scam, tells Spanish magazine he was left out of squad for Euro 2016 because of his North African origins.

French football boss to sue Eric Cantona over race bias claim

Former football star suggested Didier Deschamps may have left Hatem Ben Arfa and Karim Benzema out of Euro 2016 squad on racial grounds.

Eric Cantona calls on French to take in refugee families

The former football star criticised lack of support for refugees who he said he would welcome in his home, urging others to do so too.

No football culture in France, claims Cantona

The former France and Manchester United star says France is the only major football country where there are no cities with two frontline clubs.

Eric Cantona to head French film festival jury

The former Manchester United striker turned actor is to be president of the jury at the British Film Festival of Dinard in western France in October.

Eric Cantona stages presidential election bid

Former footballer Eric Cantona launches a bid for the French presidency in an attempt to draw atention to the housing crisis in France.

Eric Cantona compares leaving Manchester United to quitting heroin

Former Manchester United player and fan idol Eric Cantona said leaving the club was like quitting heroin, reports UK tabloid The Daily Mirror.

Cantona led French to Old Trafford, says Evra

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra praised former United star Eric Cantona for "opening the door" to French players at Old Trafford.