Real Madrid’s Newest Galactico: Raphael Varane

With only seconds remaining at the Stade Louis II Raphael Varane rose highest to power a towering header past Sebastien Chabbert. The 94th minute equaliser against Monaco from the RC Lens defender wouldn’t be enough to keep his side up and the failure to collect all three points sealed Lens fate. Les Sang et Or would be playing their football […]

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Nolan Roux: Top prospect linked with Liverpool

On Tuesday afternoon various media sources picked up the story that Brest striker Nolan Roux was a target for English side Liverpool. Some sources even going as far to say a fee and contract terms had been agreed and the 23 yr old would be on his way to Anfield on Friday or Saturday to have a medical before completing […]

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Johnny Rep: Les Verts and Oranje Legend

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In the midst of transfer rumours and gossip it’s too easy to get lost in the hype of players of the future. So we asked John Dobson to cast his mind back to one of the greatest players ever to grace Ligue 1. Sometimes, even seasoned football observers must look at the Dutch side of the mid- to late-seventies and […]

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One of Ligue 1′s Most Wanted: Blaise Matuidi

Despite the hundreds of rumours that emanate from the media on a daily basis about players that are unhappy at their club and looking to move, one who is definitely searching for a new challenge this summer is Saint-Etienne’s Blaise Matuidi. Highly rated in his homeland and coveted by a number of top European clubs, the 24 year-old defensive midfielder […]

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The rise of Youssef El-Arabi

Please welcome to French Football Weekly the soon to be new co-host Jonathan Johnson. Based in Paris, Jonathan also writes for Sky Sports. And what a way to kick off his FFW career – the rise of Youssef El-Arabi Youssef El-Arabi was an unknown player less than two years ago but now, following two fantastic consecutive seasons, he looks set […]

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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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