France slip through Bosnian net to qualify

Samir Nasri

For 70 minutes a shell-shocked France aimlessly roamed the Stade de France. Bosnia had sucker-punched them, pressing very high and grabbed a first half goal. But just when thoughts started to seriously drift to the playoffs (and a sure double date with Ireland), just when a gutless side seemed to be shrinking away, an unlikely source turned the game.

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France coast into deciding qualifier with 3-0 win over Albania

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The fact that all the build-up was about France’s unfamiliar lineup told you everything about Albania’s chances in this qualifier: rien. While I was anxious to see how the attackers would gel, this was always a game which France could build on for next week’s top of the table decider. That didn’t mean I expected France to come out of […]

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Player of the Month (August) – Alain Traoré

French Football Weekly’s Player of the Month for August is Auxerre midfielder Alain Traoré, who has made a fantastic start to the season and helped his side to a number of important points over the course of the month.  His midfield presence and accuracy in both passing and shooting have certainly aided the cause for both his personal development and […]

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Turkish Delight: Exports Make Their Mark

Emre Sarigul and Eren Sarigul of TurkishFootball.com give us their views on some of the recent French exports to Turkey.  You can also follow them on Twitter. Jean-Jacques Gosso – Many were suprised to see Gosso move to the newly promoted Orduspor from Monaco however, they have shown they are no pushovers and have been one of the toughest teams […]

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Episode 31 – PSG = Genuine Title Contenders

Greetings from New York City! Hey everyone, Andrew here and even though I’m on holiday I have been called into action to edit together this week’s podcast. Which I must say is a cracker. Jonathan takes in the top of the table clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon. Throughout the podcast you will hear the sounds of the Parc des […]

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Frenchmen Abroad: Defensive Disasters

Oliver Scrimgeour gives us his take on the French representation from the weekend in the Premier League.  You can follow Oliver on Twitter. Almost predictably, disaster has struck yet again for Arsenal. Not only did they suffer a poor defeat at the hands of local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a game in which they dominated but Arsène Wenger has lost […]

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