U20 Women’s World Cup : Semi-Finals here we come

France U20 beat S Korea

The U20 Women’s World Cup is currently taking place in Canada, and France are through to the semi-finals where they will face (melodramatic music) Germany. Les Bleuettes motored through the group stage, with wins over Costa Rica (5-1), New Zealand (4-0) and Paraguay (3-0), making them the only team to go through with nine points, and with a joint-highest goals total […]

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Foot Feminin – Division 1 round-up and WCL

Five games into the new season, and Lyon are top with five wins out of five. Business as usual? It certainly looks that way, particularly as there have already been three grands chocs between the members of the traditional top four, with the title holders having already beaten both Juvisy and PSG. The scoreline was the same in both matches (3 […]

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Ladies Relaunch – Division 1

OLF Cup

Division 1 kicks off this weekend, and with yet more overseas internationals joining the league, and QSI also investing in their women’s team, it looks set to be more exciting than ever. While Lyon remain the team to beat, PSG have continued the investment that we noted last season, when they brought in a swathe of international stars as well […]

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Women’s Euros – Le Bilan des Bleues

The morning after the night before, and having reached the status of favourites with three wins in the group stage, and eight out of eight in qualifiers, France are out after losing to Denmark, who were there thanks to a hat, on penalties. «C’est ce sport : il faut savoir être efficace, dominer ne suffit pas.» Sandrine Soubeyrand As ever, […]

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Report: France 1 Denmark 1 – Women’s Euros

Bini

A worrying note before the match – Marie-Laure Delie, absent in the last group game after picking up a knock in the warm-up, listed as ‘très incertaine’. Another, Bruno Bini absent from the press conference on Sunday for a ‘family problem’. So, in the absence of your regular striker, and your back-up having played a good match against England? Play […]

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Report: France 3 – 0 England, Women’s Euros

Bleues warm up

So, having won the first two games France had already qualified, so Bruno Bini decided to try changing it up, replacing the goalkeeper, two defenders, one holder, and switching the attack around. While one appreciates that he might be trying to get his back-ups up and running in a safe environment, one does also wonder if he is not doing […]

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Report: France 1 – 0 Spain, Women’s Euros

Renard v Spain

Well, that was a game of football. Unlike the frantic shot-frenzy of the first game against Russia, this was a much more balanced and considered encounter. France could afford to be less frantic, perhaps, after going ahead so early. Louisa Necib put in a corner, and Wendie Renard was there in the area to score with a towering header. After […]

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Report: France 3 – 1 Russia, Women’s Euros

So, it was a comfortable victory for Les Bleues, and the first of the tournament after Groups A and B drew everything, so that’s nice. But while at this stage, and this level of opponent, that’s fine, there are some issues that have been bubbling under for a while which are still noticeable now and could become problematic later on […]

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