Newcastle United’s Kemen Captains France Towards Under-19 Glory

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France get their UEFA Under-19 campaign in Greece underway on Friday evening, with Coach Patrick Gonfalone looking to take advantage of the favourable draw in order to reach the semi-finals. “The tournament favourites – Germany, Spain and the Netherlands – were drawn into the same group and that’s a relatively tough section. The fact we’re in the other group could potentially […]

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Who is Sehrou Guirassy? The Fox Catches His Newest Dogue

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The Hervé Renard-era is now officially here and the charismatic coach has been quick to make his mark on his new team by buying and selling within the current transfer window. The former Sochaux boss has obviously learned from the success of one of Lille’s best pieces of business last year, by returning to Ligue 2 to source his latest […]

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Profile – FC Porto’s New Dynamic Midfielder: Gianelli Imbula

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As is the way in modern day football, on Wednesday morning a tweet posted by the FC Porto account on twitter, confirmed the transfer of Olympique Marseille midfielder Gianelli Imbula. Bem-vindo, Giannelli Imbula. http://t.co/FFsK8XiRYi / Bienvenue, Giannelli Imbula. / Welcome, Giannelli Imbula. pic.twitter.com/QnyJe8JIRc — FC Porto (@FCPorto) July 1, 2015 The Belgian-born, former France Under-21 international moves for €20 million – […]

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DNCG Strike Again As SC Bastia Face Ridiculous Relegation to Ligue 2

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While most football sites are currently focussing on the transfer window and various international tournaments going on, French football has another traditional subject to factor in – admin. Every summer, the DNCG (Direction Nationale du Controle de Gestion – responsible for oversight of rules, budgets, etc) gets through a frankly ludicrous amount of bureaucratic to-ing and fro-ing, which can also […]

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Les Bleues say Au Revoir to the Women’s World Cup

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After 120 scintillating minutes of football, in what was an exhilarating quarter-final match, France are coming home after drawing 1-1 with Germany, then losing 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out. It was an odd match-up to happen in a quarter-final, with the teams ranked 1st and 3rd in the world facing off. This article from Grant Wahl helps to explain why it happened, and […]

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Timing is Key if Newcastle United Want Good Deal for Florian Thauvin

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There are suggestions from both the French and English media this morning to suggest that Newcastle United are preparing a €15 million bid for Olympique de Marseille winger Florian Thauvin. It all began on Monday when La Provence reported that OM had received a bid for that amount for the 22-year-old former France under-21 international. Then early on Tuesday morning, […]

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Success for France as Les Bleues reach last 16 of World Cup

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France are through to the knock-out stages of the Women’s World Cup in Canada, as winners of Group F, and will play South Korea in the round of 16. A comprehensive 5-0 win over Mexico in their final game sealed their spot, but things haven’t all been plain sailing, and some worries remain. First, that they are on the awkward side […]

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Ligue 1 Stars Looking to Lift Under-21 European Championship

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On Tuesday evening the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championships begins in the Czech Republic and although France failed to qualify, it doesn’t mean there is a lack of Ligue 1 interest at the tournament. Out of the eight teams, there are five players representing the French top-flight, and we wish them all the best over the next few weeks. The […]

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