Posts Tagged "France"

The 2011 Women’s World Cup: Group A Preview

By on Jun 13, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

It’s now less than two weeks until the 2011 Women’s World Cup starts in Germany, and over the next couple of weeks or so we’ll be taking the time to bring you a quick run-down of all of the teams that are taking part in this year’s competition. FIFA had considered increasing the number of teams entering this year’s tournament to...

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France Fall At The First

France Fall At The First

By on Jun 22, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

In England, it isn’t difficult to run into Francophobia. Sometimes it feels as if a range of feelings from mild dislike to irrational, rabid hatred are hard-wired into our DNA. As such, those of us that like (or even love) the country that lies just the other side of the English Channel can find ourselves fighting the corner for what became and remains this...

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World Cup 2010: South Africa 2-1 France

World Cup 2010: South Africa 2-1 France

By on Jun 22, 2010 in Art, Latest | 2 comments

Twelve years ago, at their own World Cup finals, France comfortably beat South Africa in their opening group game, going on to become the sixth nation to win the tournament at home.  Today South Africa became the first hosts in the 80-year history of the competition to fall at the first hurdle, but their blushes were somewhat spared with this spirited display...

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Anelka’s Outburst Shows Up French Shortcomings

Anelka’s Outburst Shows Up French Shortcomings

By on Jun 20, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

Sitting an watching from the other side of “La Manche”, one of the few crumbs of comfort for England supporters over the first week of the 2010 World Cup finals has been the apparent disintegration of the France team over the same period of time. This reached its natural conclusion yesterday, when Nicolas Anelka was sent home from the tournament over a...

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World Cup 2010: France 0-2 Mexico

World Cup 2010: France 0-2 Mexico

By on Jun 17, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

It’s hotting up, you know. Two terrifically entertaining matches this afternoon in South Africa have continued the 2010 World Cup’s awakening from slumber, and this evening France play Mexico in Group A. France’s advancement to the finals wasn’t, of course without controversy, but there is no place in their starting eleven this evening for...

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