France coast into deciding qualifier with 3-0 win over Albania


The fact that all the build-up was about France’s unfamiliar lineup told you everything about Albania’s chances in this qualifier: rien. While I was anxious to see how the attackers would gel, this was always a game which France could build on for next week’s top of the table decider. That didn’t mean I expected France to come out of […]

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Crunch-time in the Balkans–France Euro 2012 Qualifiers preview

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With France fluffing their best opportunity for a smooth run-in by drawing to Belarus in Minsk at the close of last season, the campaign is rather precariously perched on the upcoming 2 match swing to Central Europe. Collect 6 points by beating Albania and Romania and Les Bleus would only need 1 win from their final 2 games (vs Albania […]

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Episode 20 – Lille v Marseille – The Battle Begins

Welcome to the French Football Weekly podcast. This week Jonathan and Andrew discuss the latest transfers and rumours around Ligue 1 this week. Andrew goes through the recent friendlies and Jon catches up on the 1st round of the Coupe de Ligue. They then preview this weeks Trophee des Champions match between Lille and Marseille in Tangiers. Who has done the better […]

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France light up the U17 World Cup

After a poor display at the U17 European Championships, understandably France started this tournament as one of the outsiders. A fantastic 3-0 win from this young Les Bleus side have put the other 23 teams on notice. A wonderful display of passing and movement turned out too much for the Argentine defence to handle and France were worthy winners.

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