Preview: Granville vs Bourg-en-Bresse – Coupe de France

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Fifth tier Granville will fly the flag for the CFA2 this week as they host Ligue 2 Bourg-en-Bresse as the lowest-ranked team remaining in the Coupe de France. In the previous round their Stade Louis-Dior was full as they beat their CFA2 peers Sarreguemines 3-1 thanks to two goals in the final six minutes. Top scorer Thomas Vauvy was the […]

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Preview: Coupe de France – US Granvillaise v Sarreguemines FC

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After a week of matches, the Round of 32 of the Coupe de France comes to an end with a clash between the last surviving representatives of the CFA2. A great chance for two unheralded teams to bask in the limelight and compete for the possible reward of a big Ligue 1 outfit in the next round. US Granvillaise vs […]

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Coupe de France Preview: Le Mans v Tours FC

Remember Le Mans? Ligue 1 regulars between 2005 and 2010, their youth system brought you the likes of Didier Drogba and Sebastien Corchia, and they turned rough diamonds like Gervinho and Grafite into the real deal. If that doesn’t jog your memory you might recall the headlines from the summer of 2013, when their finances went off the edge of […]

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Coupe de France: Results and Draw

A cracking round of matches saw two proper giant-killings as Moulins (CFA) beat Toulouse 2-1, and fifth-tier Ile Rousse saw off Bordeaux on penalties. Three Ligue 2 sides (Caen, Lens and Angers) saw off Ligue 1 opposition (Ajaccio, SC Bastia and Sochaux), and CFA2’s Sete beat CFA’s Jura Sud 2-0. Montpellier ended PSG’s unbeaten-at-home record that had stretched back to […]

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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: Balagne Ile Rousse v Bordeaux

Like the rustic Trinighellu train that snakes its way around the breath-taking coastline of the beautiful island of Corsica, local side Football Ile-Rousse Monticello (or Balagne Ile Rousse) are making steady inroads on what could potentially be a famous deep Coupe de France run. Next up for the plucky islanders are Bordeaux and a shock could very well be on […]

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