Les Espoirs: It’s Sanogo-go-go for the Euro play-offs

Sanogo U21

On Monday evening, les Espoirs played their last group match in qualifying for the U21 European Championships next summer, and having won all seven of their previous matches, the hope was that they could finish on a perfect score. However, qualification had already been assured, and their opponents Iceland were the strongest of their group rivals. As Iceland still had something to […]

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World Cup 2014: France v Germany – Quarter-Final Preview

This is the big one. France versus Germany for a place in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Before the tournament kicked off, France would have taken a quarter-final place and thanked you for the opportunity to banish the memories of four years ago. Now, with only 180 minutes potentially separating you from a place in the final, […]

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Relive the France glory days with Campo Retro

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After the success of our competition with Campo Retro, they have kindly offered to try and soften the blow of France’s 1-0 defeat to Germany and subsequent elimination from the World Cup in Brazil. Until the end of the World Cup they are offering 10% off all their clothing to FFW readers. Wipe away those tears and get yourself something […]

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Griez-the-mann as France set up showdown with Germany


Before this crunch match France manager Didier Deschamps was facing what one might call “a selection headache”. As is so often the way the majority of international coaches would jump at the opportunity to have the sort of dilemma that faced Deschamps but this was no laughing matter for the former World Cup-winning captain. The agonising decision he had to […]

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World Cup 2014: France v Nigeria – Preview

France v Nigeria

France enter the knock-out phase well aware of the threat of the underdog after seeing both Brazil and the Netherlands struggle to make it through to the quarter-finals. Like both of those sides, France won their group and now face a runner-up but that doesn’t mean that the French should enter this match expecting an easy victory. Luckily for Didier […]

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World Cup 2014: France v Ecuador– Preview


Many thought that the Swiss would put up the sternest test for the French in Group E. After 90 minutes that notion was well and truly blasted out of the water, and arguably the victory was actually achieved after the quickfire double before the 20-minute mark. Coach Didier Deschamps showed both tactical nous and the strength of the French squad by […]

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Les Bleus Nouveaux: France in 5-2 Destruction of Switzerland


A target man who clears a corner from his own box before galloping the length of the pitch to lay on an inch-perfect assist. A tiny midfielder who plays everywhere at once, never slowing down as he creates perpetual rage in opponents, goals for teammates, and delight in fans. A striker pushed out wide, back to the days of his youth […]

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World Cup 2014: France v Switzerland – Preview

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After beating Honduras 3-0 the French national side are raring to go again as they prepare to face Switzerland in their second group match. Didier Deschamps’ men know that a victory over the Swiss will mean that they will only need a draw against Ecuador in their final group game to go through as the winners. Last time out against Honduras […]

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