Coupe de France 32emes : Saturday Part III

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There are six matches happening in the Saturday early evening slot, including the all-minnow match-up of Canet Roussillon FC v Sud Nivernais Imphy Decize, and two Ligue 1 sides hoping not to slip up against lower opposition as Caen travel to SC Hazebrouck and Monaco to AS Yzeure. Elsewhere there are some matches that guarantee some smaller teams in the next round. Angouleme CFC […]

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Le50 2017 – Marcus Coco

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In his second senior season, Marcus Coco has demonstrated a progression, flexibility and creativity that has been wonderful to watch – but with the equally intriguing fact that he clearly has more to give in the future. A tenth-place league finish and going deep in both domestic cups is a good record for Guingamp, but they will hope for better […]

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Le50 2017 – Ludovic Blas

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A player of great potential but perhaps yet to fully hit that mark on a regular basis would be a pretty fair one-line summary of Guingamp wide man Ludovic Blas. The player came into the last campaign with expectations set quite high after shining in the victorious French under-19 side at 2016’s European Championships. A season later and Blas will […]

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Coupe de France Semi-Final Preview : Angers SCO v EA Guingamp

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It’s the business end of the season and as well as a title race, that also means the prospect of Cup Glory. While many eyes will turn to the other semi-final, PSG v Monaco, as an adjunct to the title race (Monaco still edging that), League Cup (PSG surprisingly comprehensive victors) and relative success in European competition (Monaco definitely edging that), […]

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l’Euphorie Pure: Coupe de France Quarter-Final – Etoile FC Fréjus-Saint-Raphaël v EA Guingamp

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Quarter-final stage of the Coupe de France, possibly the world’s largest cup competition, and two amateur sides are still in it. One is Etoile FC Fréjus-Saint Raphaël, of fourth-tier CFA, who have already made club history but want to make a little bit more. They face En Avant Guingamp, eighth in Ligue 1, and a tricky prospect for teams much […]

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Coupe De France 8emes – Wednesday – Marseille v Monaco

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Day 2 of the Coupe de France round of 16 is here, and we have already had one cupset with CFA side Frejus Saint-Raphael beating Ligue 2’s Auxerre 2-0, with first-half goals from Neupoc Mendy and Karim Tlili. Will another underdog join them in the quarter-finals? Today’s big match is Marseille v Monaco (insert joke here – ed.). Niort (Ligue […]

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Coupe de la Ligue Quarter-Finals – Wednesday: Bordeaux v Guingamp and PSG v Metz


The cup competition continues apace this mid-week with the second two quarterfinals of the Coupe de la Ligue. A suddenly resurgent Paris Saint-Germain are obviously favoured, but don’t rule out a scrappy Guingamp, either. The Breton side were seconds away from defeating Monaco in the season’s opening league match, and turned aside the Parisians handily in the first half’s penultimate matchday.  Girondins […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Saturday Part II


We reach the halfway point of the 32emes tonight as seven more ties take place, including one all-Ligue 1 clash as PSG host Bastia, and potential upsets as three Ligue 1 teams travel to lower league opposition. Blois Foot 41 (CFA2) vs FC Nantes (L1) Stalwarts of Division 2 in the 70s before tumbling town the French football structure, Blois […]

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