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Vincent Enyeama: Helping the Super Eagles to soar

Vincent Enyeama: Helping the Super Eagles to soar

It seems strange to say it about a 31-year old, but 2013-2014 has been something of a breakout season for Vincent Enyeama – at least in terms of the big European leagues. The Nigerian goalkeeper will take the field against Iran for his country’s World Cup opener this Monday full […]

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras – Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras – Preview

After having to sit and watch the first three days of World Cup action, finally France get their tournament under way on Sunday evening. Honduras are the opponents as they do battle for Group E superiority. Having watched Brazil kick off with a win and Spain dismantled by Netherlands, Les […]

PSG’s Edinson Cavani to be Uruguay’s main man in Brazil?

PSG’s Edinson Cavani to be Uruguay’s main man in Brazil?

Uruguay and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani comes into the FIFA World Cup on the back of a satisfactory debut season in Ligue 1. After scoring 16 times in 30 league appearances – 25 goals across all competitions – El Matador will have his sights set on gunning down the likes […]

Guillermo Ochoa: Hoping for that one chance at glory

Guillermo Ochoa: Hoping for that one chance at glory

When an injury to Club América’s veteran goalkeeper Adolfo Ríos allowed him his professional debut in the 2004 Mexican Clausura tournament, 18-year old goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa didn’t think twice. Within weeks, he had shown he was up for the challenge. Within months, he had proved he was something much more special […]

Brazil’s Maxwell Enjoying Long Overdue Selecao Recognition

Brazil’s Maxwell Enjoying Long Overdue Selecao Recognition

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will crown one of the most unlikely – but thoroughly deserved – success stories of recent international football. Paris Saint-Germain left-back Maxwell, at the ripe old age of 32, has played his way into Luiz Felipe Scolari’s plans for the host nation when […]

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup

While most of the footballing world turns its eyes toward Brazil, Östersund, in the north of Sweden, is taking a breath after a frenzied week spent hosting a very different event: the first ever ConIFA World Football Cup. ConIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, is not yet a year […]

Episode 115: It was only Jamaica-lite

Episode 115: It was only Jamaica-lite

The World Cup is upon us and this is the first French Football Weekly podcast looking towards this summer’s tournament. The team discuss the friendly against Jamaica and what it means for the tournament and the opening game against Honduras. How important will the loss of Franck Ribery be to […]

Olympique Lyonnais Stars Warm up for the World Cup with poker hands

Olympique Lyonnais Stars Warm up for the World Cup with poker hands

Former Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre may be known for having a reasonably safe pair of hands – but according to a recent video ad for the Poker Stars website – midfielder Clément Grenier has even bigger hands. Of course you have to know at least a little Francais to […]