Previous
CSKA Moscow
Bayern Munich
0
0
LIVE 20'
Game Details
Manchester City
AS Roma
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Apoel Nicosia
Ajax Amsterdam
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Schalke 04
NK Maribor
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Lisbon
Chelsea
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
BATE Borisov
Athletic Bilbao
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Porto
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Derby County
AFC Bournemouth
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Middlesbrough
Blackpool
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Millwall
Birmingham City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Norwich City
Charlton Athletic
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Rotherham United
Blackburn Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Ipswich Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Watford
Brentford
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Nottingham Forest
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Notts County
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
AFC Telford United
Chester City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Alfreton Town
Halifax
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Altrincham
Macclesfield Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Braintree Town
Barnet
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Dover
Aldershot Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Eastleigh
Bristol Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Forest Green Rovers
Torquay United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Grimsby Town
Southport
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Lincoln City
Gateshead
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Welling
Dartford
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Woking
Nuneaton Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Wrexham
Kidderminster Harriers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Aberdeen
St Mirren
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
León
Monterrey
1:06 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlas
Queretaro
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Santos
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
São Paulo
Huachipato
11:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Icasa
Luverdense
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sampaio Correa-MA
Portuguesa de Desportos
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Vila Nova-GO
Ceará
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AA Ponte Preta
Paraná Clube
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Al-Ain
Al Hilal
1
0
LIVE HT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 3
Game Details
Herediano
Universidad De Costa Rica
Postp
Postponed - now being played Wed, Oct 1
Game Details
Next
May 14, 2014

Mavuba: It's up to us to be big boys

France head coach Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man World Cup roster with a key omission in Samir Nasri.

Rio Mavuba has urged France's World Cup squad to avoid a repeat of Les Bleus' farcical tournament in South Africa four years ago.

Laurens: Nasri exclusion no surprise

The stain left by the squad's decision to go on strike in Knysna in protest at Nicolas Anelka's exclusion from the squad for insulting coach Raymond Domenech has yet to be washed from the minds of the French public.

The national team's collective bad-boy image was further fuelled by incidents of poor discipline at Euro 2012, which led to Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yann M'Vila and Jeremy Menez being hauled before the French Football Federation's Disciplinary Commission.

Mavuba, included in Didier Deschamps' 23-man selection for this summer's trip to Brazil, told RMC he was conscious that all eyes would be on the squad both on and off the pitch, and it was up to the players to be "exemplary."

"We know that we're going to be scrutinised given what has happened in recent competitions," the 30-year-old Lille midfielder explained. "It's up to us to be big boys, to assume our responsibilities and to show a good image. Over and above out on the pitch, we have to be exemplary."

The presence of Mavuba, who won the last of his nine caps in 2012, and the notable absence of Nasri could be interpreted as a sign of Deschamps' determination to not only fashion a competitive squad but also shape one that will not produce controversy.

However, Deschamps himself did that by excluding Eric Abidal. The 34-year-old veteran of France's last two World Cup campaigns had, at the start of the season, been expected to be one of the first names on the list for the flight to South America.

However, disappointing displays for the national team, coupled with a dip in club form during the second half of the season, meant the Monaco defender missed out.

Porto's Eliaquim Mangala was instead selected as one of four centre-backs along with Raphael Varane, Laurent Koscielny and Mamadou Sakho, who told BFM TV he had watched Deschamps' announcement live on national TV with nerves fraying.

"As long as the list had not been announced, I had a knot in my stomach because you can never take anything for granted in football," the Liverpool defender, who scored two goals to help France clinch their finals berth with playoff victory over Ukraine, said.

"I am satisfied with this team. If the coach believes this is the best squad to do well at the World Cup, I respect his choices."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.