Coupe de France 32emes : AS Nancy Lorraine v Olympique Lyonnais

CDF 2018

On the face of it Lyon’s Round of 64 clash in the Coupe de France against Nancy should see the visitors scamper away from the Stade Marcel Picot with a comfortable victory.  The Ligue 1 side are currently sitting pretty in third having reeled off four straight league wins going into the winter break. Nancy on the other hand are […]

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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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Coupe de France 32emes : CA Pontarlier v Montpellier HSC

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CA Pontalier sit in third in National 3 Group E, but with three games in hand over the leading pair after a snow-affected run-in to the winter break, allowing them to focus on their match historique. After making it to the 8th round in five of the last seven seasons, they are in the 9th round of the cup for […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : AC Houilles v US Concarneau

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The petit poucet of the round, along with FC Still, is eighth-tier AC Houilles from the Paris Ile-de-France region, who will be welcoming third-tier Concarneau to their Stade Maurice Baquet. This was finally OK’d by the authorities after some necessary works were done to bring the facilities up to standard – which were to add a players’ tunnel, extend the […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Saturday Part II

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The second slice of Coupe de France action sees two even match-ups at each end of the scale, as fifth-tier teams FC Saint-Lo Manche and FCM Aubervilliers meet up, and Ligue 1 sides Toulouse and Nice, ditto. Another seven matches will be played at this time, including one of the petits poucets – eighth tier AC Houilles against National 1 […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Saturday Part I

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The Coupe de France kicks off 2018 in French football at lunchtime on Saturday with two of the smaller teams getting the chance to shine, at home against higher-ranked opposition. AS Fabregues and CO Avallon are both in National 3, the fifth tier of French football, and both seeking to make history for their clubs. AS Fabregues v Bourg-en-Bresse Peronnas […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Le Mans v Lille OSC

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Le Mans is best known for its 24 hour endurance race but the competitors in that automobile festival have nothing on Lille fans who’ve had to endure six months of absolute chaos ever Marcelo Bielsa was allowed to get behind the wheel of their club. The Argentine may no longer be at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy but his toxic legacy is […]

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