Coupe de France 32emes : SC Hazebrouck v SM Caen

CDF 2018

This is SC Hazebrouck’s fourth crack at post-Christmas Coupe de France action, but it has been a while – their last effort was in 1983 when they were in the third division, and were knocked out by Lille. Now, they are in the sixth tier, but the augurs aren’t bad, as they have already got one giant-killing under their belt, […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : CA Pontarlier v Montpellier HSC

CDF 2018

CA Pontalier sit in third in National 3 Group E, but with three games in hand over the leading pair after a snow-affected run-in to the winter break, allowing them to focus on their match historique. After making it to the 8th round in five of the last seven seasons, they are in the 9th round of the cup for […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : AC Houilles v US Concarneau

CDF 2018

The petit poucet of the round, along with FC Still, is eighth-tier AC Houilles from the Paris Ile-de-France region, who will be welcoming third-tier Concarneau to their Stade Maurice Baquet. This was finally OK’d by the authorities after some necessary works were done to bring the facilities up to standard – which were to add a players’ tunnel, extend the […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Saturday Part II

CDF 2018

The second slice of Coupe de France action sees two even match-ups at each end of the scale, as fifth-tier teams FC Saint-Lo Manche and FCM Aubervilliers meet up, and Ligue 1 sides Toulouse and Nice, ditto. Another seven matches will be played at this time, including one of the petits poucets – eighth tier AC Houilles against National 1 […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Saturday Part I

CDF 2018

The Coupe de France kicks off 2018 in French football at lunchtime on Saturday with two of the smaller teams getting the chance to shine, at home against higher-ranked opposition. AS Fabregues and CO Avallon are both in National 3, the fifth tier of French football, and both seeking to make history for their clubs. AS Fabregues v Bourg-en-Bresse Peronnas […]

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Coupe de la Ligue 8emes – goalkeeping heroics and officiating fails

Rennes v OM CDL

This midweek saw the Coupe de la Ligue huitiemes (round of 16) as the European teams joined in with a schedule featuring only one survivor from Ligue 2, lanterne rouge Tours. The junior cup competition in France may not be the most intriguing, and with the European teams having played twice a week since the international break, and two Ligue […]

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Europa Preview : Lyon, Marseille and Nice all still second

Konyaspor v OM

The final round of the Europa league sees only one game that will decide if a French team goes through, as Marseille host Salzburg in Group I. Elsewhere as predicted it’s a straight shoot-out between Atalanta and Lyon for top spot in Group E, as they are level on 11 points with the Italian team ahead on goal difference, and Nice travel […]

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Europa Preview : Nice, Marseille and Lyon all in second place

OL v Everton

The group stages of the European competitions are getting to the interesting bit, so while Monaco have fairly fundamentally screwed up their Champions League campaign while PSG are cheerfully laying waste to all before them so far, the Europa League teams are all sitting in second place in their groups after four games. Group K – OGC Nice v Zulte Waregem […]

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