Laurent Blanc Appointed to Coach France's Soccer Team After World Cup

Laurent Blanc, who guided Bordeaux to sixth in French soccer’s Ligue 1 this season, has been appointed coach of France’s national team, the country’s soccer federation said in a statement.

Blanc will take over after the World Cup, which starts June 11 in South Africa.

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