Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Sunday Part II

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The weekend’s 32emes draw to a close tonight with six matches (after postponements) taking place. The headline match is Lyon vs Montpellier, with some tantalising matches on the undercard – including last year’s surprise quarter finalists Granville hosting Ligue 1 opposition. Istres (DHR) – Marseille Consolat (Nat) The lowest-ranked team remaining in the competition are facing a local derby as FC […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Sunday Part I

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The epic five part 32emes, directed by Peter Jackson, continues this afternoon with part IV: A Faint Hope, featuring six matches, including two all-Ligue 1 clashes, a historical grudge match, and a reorganisation from yesterday. These matches are available on France 3 for French IPs, with TFC v OM the headline match but the others available online and also by region on TV. […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Saturday Part II

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We reach the halfway point of the 32emes tonight as seven more ties take place, including one all-Ligue 1 clash as PSG host Bastia, and potential upsets as three Ligue 1 teams travel to lower league opposition. Blois Foot 41 (CFA2) vs FC Nantes (L1) Stalwarts of Division 2 in the 70s before tumbling town the French football structure, Blois […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Saturday Part I

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After last night’s aperitif, featuring two mild cupsets as Les Herbiers and Avranches both saw off Ligue 2 opponents, and one par-for-the-course win for Monaco, we move on to the first course of this year’s Coupe de France Round of 64 this afternoon. There are ten ties, featuring teams from the top six tiers of France’s footballing pyramid from Ligue […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Friday

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It’s the 100th edition of the Coupe de France and the ninth round / 32emes / round of 64 is the traditional way to restart French football after the winter break. Things kick off on Friday night with three matches, including high-flying Monaco against AC Ajaccio, and two potentially tight encounters between teams just one division apart. Monaco (L1) – […]

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Rachid Ghezzal – Standing At A Crossroad

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Following the career of Rachid Ghezzal feels similar to watching a mystery filled with plot twists. Just when you think the story has finally settled there’s a sudden, sharp deviation that puts one’s mind in a spin; so much so that a sense of distrust builds whenever normality peeps its head over the parapet. Ghezzal’s career at Olympique Lyonnais has […]

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