From West Ham Flop to Metz Maiga Messiah #FFWTOTW

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Ligue 1 returned from international break to another goal-fest, with 37 goals scored across the 10 matches, the highest total so far. Five of those goals were scored at the Vélodrome where, in front of a fantastic crowd, Marseille and PSG played out a classic Classique. Marseille led 2-1 into the break thanks to a Gignac double but PSG eventually […]

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Approaching the Final Straight – Stat-Attack

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With 30 rounds of games played (almost – the rain-affected Monaco v Montpellier from round 25 will be played on Tuesday), it’s a good time to have a look at how things are going further to our our round-up after game 13. The Title Race The top three have remained the same since game 11, when Bordeaux dropped out, and barring St […]

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Le50: 2015 – The Best Prospects in French Football

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Welcome to the fourth annual edition of #Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1993. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of over 200 players. There […]

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Les Espoirs: Refitted and Firing Into a Bright Future

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The senior team haven’t been the only ones playing friendlies over the recent interlull, and while their displays give some interesting clues as to how Didier Deschamps will be setting things up for France 2016, the performances of les Espoirs have also been very promising. France 6 – 0 Estonia The opening encounter couldn’t have gone better for a team introducing some […]

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Women’s Champions League : PSG in the Semi-Finals

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PSG have sealed their spot in the semi-finals of the WCL with a comfortable 7-0 aggregate win over Glasgow City. Having never previously been past the last 16, the capital club is building up a head of steam in European competition as well as domestically. Although Lyon have now sewn up a ninth straight Division 1 title, PSG put a […]

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Why Patrice Evra Deserves Place In Current France Squad

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Ever since the 2010 World Cup, Patrice Evra has divided the French public. Adam Digby, author of “Juventus: A History in Black and White” tells us why the left-back continues to deserve a place in France’s squad heading towards the 2016 European Championships. Putting aside their wonderful performance against Borussia Dortmund, the last three domestic fixtures contested by Juventus have […]

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Episode 142: Going Bat-Sh** For Batshuayi

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Welcome to the FFW Podcast, This week’s show, the team not only look forward to the international break but they look back at the last two weeks of the title race. Are Monaco genuine contenders? Will Lyon struggle with a weakened spine, have Marseille had their bad spell and will PSG take advantage of dodgy refereeing decisions? France play Brazil […]

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Interview: Chelsea’s Goalkeeping Coach Christophe Lollichon

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Christophe Lollichon knows Chelsea FC off by heart – so well that he has served under eight managers in eight years. In a recent interview with our friends at Offside.fr (FFW’s mirror image – covering English football in French!) he looked back on his past, his relationship with Petr Cech, that text message received one Saturday at Rennes, Kurt Zouma and […]

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