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Report: France 1 – 0 Spain, Women’s Euros

Report: France 1 – 0 Spain, Women’s Euros

Well, that was a game of football. Unlike the frantic shot-frenzy of the first game against Russia, this was a much more balanced and considered encounter. France could afford to be less frantic, perhaps, after going ahead so early. Louisa Necib put in a corner, and Wendie Renard was there […]

Petits Champions du Monde – France v Uruguay

Petits Champions du Monde – France v Uruguay

It was not the best game of football you will have watched this year, but for the French, it won’t matter. After 120 minutes, the game would be decided on penalties, and this is where France would come good. Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola stood tall and made himself the hero, saving […]

Mercato Madness 5 – A Modeste Proposal

Mercato Madness 5 – A Modeste Proposal

In brief – Gomis-locator: still in Lyon. Cavani-index: still proche. Confirmations: still ripped from L’Equipe. Monaco’s next target: Trinny and Susannah (see above). Bastia – 19-year-old striker Adama Ba, after having his contract with Brest ended by mutual consent, has joined up for three years. Polyvalent defender Fethi Harek has extended […]

Report: France 3 – 1 Russia, Women’s Euros

Report: France 3 – 1 Russia, Women’s Euros

So, it was a comfortable victory for Les Bleues, and the first of the tournament after Groups A and B drew everything, so that’s nice. But while at this stage, and this level of opponent, that’s fine, there are some issues that have been bubbling under for a while which […]

Monday Mercato Madness – ASM: Anims Abidal

Monday Mercato Madness – ASM: Anims Abidal

Right, things are starting to motor, as the money deals involving clubs without billionaire backing get hammered out. At time of writing, however, Bafe Gomis is still a Lyon player. More as we have it. Bastia – Jerome Rothen (MMs passés) is rejoining Caen, his first club. Sylvain Marchal has […]

Ligue 1 and FFW need your support for the new season

Ligue 1 and FFW need your support for the new season

Are you interested in watching some of the best players in the world?  Do you want to see a league where competitive matches are played week-in, week-out?  Were you a fan of Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry or Eric Cantona and want to explore the League that produced them? If so, […]

Report: France 4 Uzbekistan 0 – Under 20 World Cup

Report: France 4 Uzbekistan 0 – Under 20 World Cup

France, second in group A behind Spain, met Uzbekistan, 3rd in group F behind Croatia and Uruguay, in what turned out to be a big mismatch. The Uzbeks were missing several key players due to injury and suspensions (particularly defenders Sardor Rakhmanov and Boburbek Yuldashov), and while their backline defended […]

Midweek Mercato Madness – Monaco Get Martial

Midweek Mercato Madness – Monaco Get Martial

This week has mostly been about loan deals, young players, contract extensions, and another tortuous transfer saga relating to Younes Belhanda, as is traditional. As ever, official moves / stays per L’Equipe; and as at close of business on Wednesday, so Bafe Gomis is still technically a Lyon player and various […]