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Team of the Week: Ospina jets in to stop Marseille

Team of the Week: Ospina jets in to stop Marseille

We are just over a quarter of the way through the 2013/14 season, the table is starting to take shape but still as always in Ligue 1 there are a few surprises. Week 10 saw 28 goals, two red cards and amazingly no goalless draws, six of the games enjoying […]

French Football’s Greatest Ever Striker: Delio Onnis

French Football’s Greatest Ever Striker: Delio Onnis

Born in Giuliano di Roma (Italy) on March 24, 1948,  Delio Onnis grows up in his South-American fatherland, Argentina, and makes his debut for Almagro aged 18. Two years later, he joins La Plata’s Gimnasia and compiles 53 goals in 93 league games for the River Plate side, putting him […]

Valbuena & Pogba: French football’s bright lights set to shine

Valbuena & Pogba: French football’s bright lights set to shine

Just over three years ago on the 22nd June 2010, France were humiliated by South Africa in Les Bleus’ final group game of the 2010 World Cup by two goals to one. It capped a miserable campaign for the French national team who had seen incidents such as the players’ […]

Goodbye to the Stade du Ray: In Pictures

Goodbye to the Stade du Ray: In Pictures

Gavin Dobson is a very lucky man. He was in attendance to watch Nice v Montpellier – the final ever game to be played at the legendary Stade du Ray. And now he gets to appear on the pages of FFW. We hope you enjoy Gavin’s pictures.

FC Bondues pay the ultimate penalty in the Coupe de France: Fifth Round

FC Bondues pay the ultimate penalty in the Coupe de France: Fifth Round

Over the space of 48 hours France had it all. Glorious sunshine, heavy rain storms, clouds, and a bitter chill. Absolutely perfect conditions for the fifth round of this year’s Coupe de France and possibly a few shocks. The so-called big teams are still to make an appearance but all […]

World Cup: CAF Qualification – French representatives star in first leg battles

World Cup: CAF Qualification – French representatives star in first leg battles

World Cup Qualifying from the African Group has been a high-speed affair that has seen some big names already dumped out in the group stages, and a worryingly high number of results being overturned for fielding ineligible players (including Cape Verde, who managed to have one – lost – match […]

Deschamps and France: Searching for an identity

Deschamps and France: Searching for an identity

It’s no exaggeration to say that France has some soul-searching to do.  The World Cup qualifying play-offs are looming large on a sea that is anything but calm.  The qualifying campaign has been fairly efficient considering France was matched with trophy-magnet Spain, but it has hardly been inspiring stuff.  Going […]

Episode 102: Bauping along on the managerial merry-go-round

Episode 102: Bauping along on the managerial merry-go-round

This week’s show starts in Marseille with Le Classique and ends with an interview with Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite. In between we talk about the merits of Elie Baup’s motivational skills. Hérve Renard taking over at Sochaux and whether his international experience will be a benefit. Daniel Sanchez got the […]