Coupe de France Quarter-Finals: Previews

The Magic of the Cup took a bit of a knock in the last round, as only Lens remain as representatives of football outside Ligue 1. The last three amateur sides in the competition exited in the last round, so we will not see the like of last year’s final where Quevilly made Lyon sweat a little before getting their […]

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Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1991. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of around 200 players. […]

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Not so second rate: Ligue 2 set for thrilling finale

The Ligue 1 title race is one of, if not the, closest in European football this season, but perhaps more thrilling is the battle for promotion in France’s second tier. As many as 10 teams can at least be considered as harbouring hopes of earning a place in the top flight, as Ligue 2 once again showcases just why it […]

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Famous names make strong start in quest to return to Ligue 1

Last season saw the famous name of Stade de Reims secure a return to Ligue 1 for the first time in 33 years as they secured promotion from Ligue 2. Bastia and Troyes – who had also endured long spells away from France’s top division – joined them in booking their place in the top flight. This year’s Ligue 2 […]

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Preview: AS Monaco heavy favourites to lift Ligue 2 crown

With the start of the Ligue 2 season upon us we needed a quality preview for the upcoming season. Only one name came to mind “Below The Top League” These guys are the go to guys when it comes to Europe’s second division. Let them get you all excited for the new season in France’s second tier. The opening weekend […]

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