FFW Podcast : Dani Alves wants his ball back

Cavani Neymar argument

After the first group games in the Champions and Europa League, and round 6 of Ligue ended with PSG v OL, a depleted team FFW are back to cover all the action. With Rich unavailable and Kris a late drop-out with router-knack, Phil and Jez are joined by special guest Lana Dawood to talk OL, PSG, Corinne Diacre and kit colours. […]

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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

France 2016 700x300

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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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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France Warm-Up for World Cup with 1-0 win over Canada

France v Canada

Having solidified their third place in the FIFA rankings after a good debut performance at the Algarve Cup, France took on the hosts of this summer’s World Cup, Canada, winning 1-0 through a goal from Eugenie Le Sommer. It was a slightly difficult match for les Bleues who, still without Louisa Necib, failed to develop much rhythm. Canada’s physical approach and […]

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