France Defence Fails to Convince Against Cameroon #Euro2016

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From the moment that France was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup by Germany, any progress from les Bleus was going to be difficult to gauge. Since that day in Rio de Janeiro, Didier Deschamps’ team have not played a competitive fixture. Monday’s friendly fixture against Cameroon in Nantes’ Stade de la Beaujoire again asked more questions than it answered, […]

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Toulon 2016 – France, England, Hotel loyalty cards

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The Toulon tournament is a great way to see stars of the future but has a slightly Acorn Antiques approach to overall organisation, which can make it difficult to plan trips even if you aren’t heading here from abroad. In 2014, for example, they posted two different sets of match timings for the final day which meant a lot of […]

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Dimitri Payet: France’s Not-So Secret Weapon

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Written by Sathesh Alagappan At the beginning of the season, few would have anticipated that Payet would feature in Didier Deschamps Euro 2016 plans. The Réunion born star had found himself in the international wilderness, with only a handful of international call-ups to his name. However, the 29-year-old has been in scintillating form for West Ham, and now looks set to […]

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France 2 – 1 Mali: Toulon 2016 – Bamba makes the difference

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France went into their third game of the tournament with two wins out of two, needing a point to guarantee a top two spot in Group A, and therefore a place on the final day. Mali had a mountain to climb with only one point after losing to the Czech Republic and then playing out a chaotic 3-3 draw against Mexico in the […]

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Preview: Coupe de France Final – Marseille v PSG

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This is it. The last game of the French football season, the last chance for silverware; PSG aiming for a second consecutive domestic quadruple, Marseille looking to defend their status as record cup-winners. Ooh. Marseille may not have had the most successful or stress-free league season but their cup run has been a bright note, featuring six different scorers (admittedly one […]

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Bulgaria 0-1 France: Toulon 2016 – Guirassy with the Winner

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France took control of Group A of the Toulon Tournament with a close 1-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday evening. The Stade de Lattre-de-Tassigny in Aubagne wasn’t treated to the best performances, but Sehrou Guirassy’s second half strike was enough to seal their second win in three days. Patrick Gonfalone made seven changes to the team that beat Mexico 3-1 […]

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How PSG Can Win the Champions League

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It seems strange to call any season that features a possible domestic quadruple anything other than a resounding success, but for Paris Saint-Germain another year without a serious push for Champions League glory will leave a less than pleasant taste in the Parisian’s mouth’s. It’s no secret that PSG’s primary goal is to be crowned champions of Europe, but a […]

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