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

France Preview v swiss

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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Yohan Cabaye the architect in France’s 3-0 win over Honduras


It can be said now: the big question about France’s opening game in the 2014 World Cup was never really about winning or losing, but rather how convincingly Les Bleus could play and triumph against Group E’s clear underdogs, Honduras. And it is fair to say that although the difference in quality was obvious from kick-off, and despite what the […]

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World Cup 2014: France v Honduras – Preview

Fra v Hon

After having to sit and watch the first three days of World Cup action, finally France get their tournament under way on Sunday evening. Honduras are the opponents as they do battle for Group E superiority. Having watched Brazil kick off with a win and Spain dismantled by Netherlands, Les Bleus will be hoping for a confident and collected performance […]

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Roundtable: 2014 World Cup – The Experts discuss Les Bleus


Football constantly generates considerable amounts of discussion and the World Cup is the culmination of the arguments, opinions and lively debates that permeate blogs, homes, pubs, schools and workplaces around the world. Well, things are no different here at FFW towers! So, we’ve cobbled together FIVE key questions about Les Bleus and have picked five of our experts to dissect each one […]

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