Coupe de France – Last 16 Draw

Coupe de France – Last 16 Draw

The draw has been made for the last  16 of the Coupe de France. With only eight games this round, we are getting down to the business end of the cup. Four teams from the CFA amateur division remain in the competition and the draw has thrown up some excellent and exciting ties. Four teams are still to learn their fate. AS Yzeure, US Quevilly, Iris Club de Croix and US Concarneau are the lowest…

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PREVIEW: Coupe de France – 16èmes

PREVIEW: Coupe de France – 16èmes

Welcome to the 10th round of the Coupe de France. We are down to the last 32 teams and any one of the remaining clubs is only four victories away from a magical day at the Stade de France. Please enjoy our previews of all 16 games. You won’t find a more comprehensive guide anywhere else. The 10th round has four all Ligue 1 clashes, so that means the last 16 will only have a maximum of eight…

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Red Star FC v Marseille Consolat – Preview

Red Star FC v Marseille Consolat – Preview

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 came from one goal down to see off Ligue 2 side AC Arles-Avignon 2-1 in…

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US Avranches v FC Metz – Preview

US Avranches v FC Metz – Preview

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 end of that one. However, Coupe de France success has not exactly impacted well upon…

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AS Monaco v Evian Thonon Gaillard – Preview

AS Monaco v Evian Thonon Gaillard – Preview

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 side couldn’t hold out beyond 68 minutes. Judging by recent form in the league, however, Monaco…

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US Quevilly v SC Bastia – Preview

US Quevilly v SC Bastia – Preview

Bastia make the long trip to Normandy on Tuesday night to take on perennial Coupe de France upset-causers Quevilly. Bastia dispatched a somewhat rotated Lille side in the previous round thanks to Floyd Ayité’s first half brace, the first of which came from a poor backpass, before Steeve Elana’s clearance cannoned off Ayité and looped into the net. Things very much went the way of Bastia against a very lacklustre Lille side. The Islanders will…

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US Concarneau v Dijon FCO – Preview

US Concarneau v Dijon FCO – Preview

Tuesday night’s meeting at the Stade Guy Piriou between US Concarneau and Dijon Football Côte-d’Or sees a clash between two sides who both triumphantly punched above their weight in the last round of French football’s oldest cup competition, with both sides pulling off their own comparative giant killings. CFA 2 Group D side Concarneau edged past an albeit weakened Chamois Niortais side, with a single first-half goal from Ivorian striker Herman Koré enough to send…

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Jura Sud Foot v AJ Auxerre – Preview

Jura Sud Foot v AJ Auxerre – Preview

This time last year, Jura-Sud missed a fantastic opportunity to reach the Coupe de France’s round of 16 for the first time in the club’s history, when they were beaten on the road by fifth tier Sete, despite playing one division above their rivals. One year later, the men from Lavans-les-Saint-Claude are given a second chance, this time in their home stadium but against a much tougher opposition: AJ Auxerre. Sure, Auxerre isn’t the team…

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