‘Proud’ Deschamps’ France contract extended till World Cup 2022 Dec 11, 2019 0 79 12345 Paris: Didier Deschamps’ contract as coach of world champions France has been extended through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the French football federation announced on Tuesday. Deschamps, a former France skipper who led the team to 1998 World Cup glory, has been at the coaching helm of Les Bleus since summer 2012.“I’m very happy, very proud to continue the adventure (until the 2022 World Cup), even if our next goal is Euro 2020,” said Deschamps.Federation president Noel Le Graet had previously said that a contract extension for the 51-year-old was dependent on France qualifying for the 2020 European championships.Deschamps duly guided France into the competition, where they have been drawn alongside 2014 world champions Germany, reigning European champions Portugal and one more team still to qualify through the play-offs. He will shortly become the longest-serving France coach, overtaking the eight years and six months of service by Michel Hidalgo between January 1976-June 1984. Deschamps has won 65 out of 100 matches since replacing Laurent Blanc as national team boss following Euro 2012. (AFP) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 live and exclusive on beIN SPORTS Dec 11, 2019 0 460 Being at Qatar 2019, a dream come true: Kai Dec 11, 2019 0 343 SC security committee completes preparations to secure FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 Dec 11, 2019 0 378 Bianca Andreescu named Canada’s athlete of the year AFP Montreal Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu added another honour to her glittering year on Monday after becoming the first tennis player to be awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s top athlete. The 19-year-old .. Holders Liverpool reach last 16 AFP Salzburg (Austria) Liverpool struck twice in two minutes through Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah to avoid an embarrassing early Champions League exit by winning 2-0 in Salzburg on Tuesday. The European champions ..