Euro 2017 – France 1 – 0 Iceland – Les Bleues Relieved

France v Iceland Euro 2017 crop

The 2017 Euros have kicked off in the Netherlands, and France’s campaign started with an often frustrating encounter with Iceland that ended in a narrow victory as Eugenie Le Sommer converted a late penalty. France, as one would expect, had most of the ball and most of the chances, but were blocked, tackled, and frequently bundled over by opponents whose clear game-plan […]

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Rio2016 : France knocked out by Canada in Olympic quarter-final

Le Sommer sadness cropped

On Friday night, moving into the early hours of Saturday morning, les Bleues lost 1-0 in their Olympic quarter-final against Canada. They had gone through second in their group after wins over Colombia (4-0) and New Zealand (3-0), but it was their 1-0 loss against the USA that was characteristic and presaged the knock-out round knock-out. That, the second group […]

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Preview : Olympic Football Group G – France v Colombia, USWNT, New Zealand

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Football at Rio2016 kicks off today, Wednesday 3rd August, two days before the opening ceremony. Team FFW previews Group G with words from Philippa Booth, and Janai Garrett on the USWNT.  Her name is Rio. France will not be represented in the Men’s tournament, after the U21s buggered up the play-off to qualify for the 2015 U21 Euros, used as the Olympic qualifying tournament for UEFA. So […]

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Ada Hegerberg Melting Faces for Lyon as PSG “Struggle” Domestically

OL running

Well, the men are running around and that’s all very exciting, but there’s another football going on right now which is just as interesting. Allez les femmes… Division 1 Seven games in, and first place in the table is no surprise, as Lyon are top with seven wins, scored 44, conceded 0, and with a minimum winning margin of four […]

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OL Pride: Youthful Lyon Ready to Roar Again

OL prologations

While Monaco picked up ten players before the rest of the league had had a chance to even bookmark the LFP transfer page, and Marseille are shedding last season’s first team like they’ve got some form of bet on, things are a little bit different at the Stade Gerland. Yes, they’ve picked up Claudio ‘Air’ Beauvue from Guingamp and Jeremy ‘Free’ Morel […]

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Les Bleues say Au Revoir to the Women’s World Cup

Germany v France

After 120 scintillating minutes of football, in what was an exhilarating quarter-final match, France are coming home after drawing 1-1 with Germany, then losing 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out. It was an odd match-up to happen in a quarter-final, with the teams ranked 1st and 3rd in the world facing off. This article from Grant Wahl helps to explain why it happened, and […]

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Success for France as Les Bleues reach last 16 of World Cup

Le Sommer v Mexico

France are through to the knock-out stages of the Women’s World Cup in Canada, as winners of Group F, and will play South Korea in the round of 16. A comprehensive 5-0 win over Mexico in their final game sealed their spot, but things haven’t all been plain sailing, and some worries remain. First, that they are on the awkward side […]

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Women’s Champions League Final : Frankfurt 2 – 1 PSG

PSG lose the WCL

PSG headed for Berlin on Thursday for their first ever appearance in the Champions League final. After a nervy semi-final second leg against Wolfsburg, PSG had held on to win 3-2 on aggregate. Three-time winners Frankfurt, meanwhile, had coasted in on a 13-0 aggregate win over Brondby, the second game featuring hat-tricks from Veronica Boquete and Celia Sasic, getting the German […]

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