RC Strasbourg: On the Road Back to the Big Time

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After six years in the relative wilderness, French football has welcomed one of its biggest names back to the professional fold. Last Friday, thanks to a 0-0 draw away at ASM Belfort, Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace secured the Championnat National title and with it a return to Ligue 2. It has been a long and winding road back to […]

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Leonardo Jardim: Monaco Mastermind Rising Above UNFP

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The National Union of Professional Football Players (UNFP) made their end of season award shortlists public earlier this week and a few surprise names featured. Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is present in the Player of the Year category, despite enduring by far his least productive season since arriving at the Parc des Princes. Olympique de Marseille’s Steve Mandanda somehow made it […]

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Parisian Duo Head the Way in National Title Race

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While Paris Saint-Germain were sticking six goals past Lille OSC – to the delight of one member of the FFW team and the absolute despair of another – at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, in the north of the city, another Parisian team would go two better, outscoring the Ligue 1 leaders on the same day. Championnat National’s Red Star Football […]

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Red Star FC v AS Saint-Étienne: Coupe de France Preview

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Only one Ligue 1 side is in action in Tuesday’s four opening games of the Coupe de France round of 16. Six-time champions AS Saint-Étienne travel to Paris to take on Championnat National representatives Red Star at Stade Jean-Bouin after both sides successfully navigated the last round, in slightly different fashions. Les Verts were involved in arguably the clash of the […]

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Red Star FC v Marseille Consolat – Preview

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The outstanding tie of the round of 32 is arguably Red Star FC’s clash with GS Consolat Marseille at Stade Bauer on Friday evening. A Championnat National equivalent or alternative version of Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille’s fiercely contested grudge match “Le Classique”, this one will be aiming to put its own spin on the Paris-Marseille rivalry. The hosts […]

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US Avranches v FC Metz – Preview

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We check in with Championnat National outfit US Avranches for the first time since their giant-killing of Ligue 1 side FC Lorient in the round of 64. Richard Dezire’s men edged past Les Merlus 1-0 at Stade Rene Fenouillere thanks to Youssouf Niakate’s 59th minute strike, but had Ivorian defender Ali Keita receive a straight red card six minutes from the […]

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AS Monaco v Evian Thonon Gaillard – Preview

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One of four all-Ligue 1 round of 32 ties, AS Monaco welcome Evian Thonon Gaillard to Stade Louis II on Wednesday. In the last round Monaco stayed calm to beat an enthusiastic but limited Nimes 2-0, going ahead after half an hour and popping in a second in injury time; meanwhile Evian downed AF Bobigny with three second-half goals after the DH […]

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Coupe de France Preview: GS Consolat Marseille v AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio will be looking to put their Ligue 2 struggles and recent Coupe de la Ligue disappointment behind them when they travel to Group Sportif Consolat’s Stade de la Martine on Sunday afternoon. The Corsicans were beaten 3-1 at home by Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the League Cup towards the end of 2014 and are currently 12th in […]

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