Coupe de France: Previews Seiziemes de Finale

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Reset your magie de la coupe levels, it’s the round of 32 – while top-billing in the timetable and TV schedules has been given to the two all-Ligue 1 clashes, OM v Nice and PSG v Montpellier, we are assured some minnow-progression with matches between Sete and Jura Sud, and Cannes and Plabennec. Add to that a couple of ‘too […]

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Coupe de France: Sete v Jura Sud

This round sees the meeting of two cupset sides from the last round; CFA2’s FC Sete saw off National side Carquefou 2-0 with goals from their top scorer Lionel Gelly and veteran midfielder Christophe Rouve (d.o.b. 24 December 1970), and CFA’s Jura Sud scored early in a postponed encounter with Ligue 2 side Creteil, Gomariz with the only goal of the […]

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Coupe de France: AS Yzeure vs Olympique Lyonnais

One of the big heroes of the last round of the Coupe de France were CFA’s Yzeure, who giant-killed Ligue 1 side Lorient 1-0, through Steve Mbida’s first half strike. For a fourth-tier team to beat a side from the top division is impressive enough; to overcome one of Ligue 1’s in-form teams, who had fielded a strong line-up, all […]

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Coupe de France: AS Cannes v Plabennec

Cannes’ game in the last round had pretty much everything you can ask for in a football match. Originally the tie against Saint-Etienne was due to be played on Saturday the 4th of January, the same day that Vincent Richetin’s 69th minute striker was enough for Plabennec’s 1-0 win over Les Herbiers. Due to bad weather the game was moved […]

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Coupe de France: Concarneau v Guingamp

Football is a serious business in Brittany. With four teams in the top flight and numerous sides hovering close to the professional leagues, the westernmost region of France is home to more bitter rivalries, unlikely unions and flaming passions than a whole week of Eastenders. So when the “Tuna fishermen” from Concarneau play host to Guingamp’s “Peasants”, expect a passionate […]

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Preview: Coupe de France 32es de finale

Get set for some Magie de la Coupe as things kick off after the winter break with the Ligue 1 teams joining the fray. There are four all-Ligue 1 clashes, some familiar names from previous cupsets, and some minnows looking to overturn the big fish. Below is the full list of fixtures, all times local CET, with French TV coverage […]

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Coupe de France: Rodez Aveyron Football v Montpellier

If you were looking for a Ligue 1 side likely to be dumped embarrassingly out of the cup, Montpellier would seem worth a flutter; after an underwhelming start to the season they are 17th on 17 points, with a new / old manager yet to bed in, problems scoring, and facing Monaco in game 20, so many lower-league teams might […]

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Coupe de France: AS Cannes v ASSE

AS Cannes are one of the few clubs laboring in the lower division of French football that can boast substantial name recognition. A true Ligue 1 legend, the team helped launch the careers of French superstars Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira, as well as players like Bernard Casoni, Jonathan Zebina, and Sebastien Frey before falling from grace and, recently, out […]

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