Posts Tagged "France"

Canada & The 1986 World Cup

By on Jul 12, 2009 in History, Latest | 14 comments

You wouldn’t know it from the absolute lack of media coverage in the UK, but the CONCACAF Gold Cup – North & Central America’s equivalent of the European Championships – is currently being played out in the USA, and one of the minor surprises of the competition so far has been the progress of the Canadian national team, who have...

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A tale of two managers

By on Oct 18, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

The 2010 World Cup kicks off in just 600 days from today.  This fact has made the looming prospect of South Africa seem a little bit too real for Argentina’s coach Alfio Basile.  Following his side’s 1-0 loss to Chile this week – Argentina’s first against those opponents since 1973 – he has resigned his post.  Argentina now lie seven...

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Netherlands 4-1 France

By on Jun 14, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

Still the goals keep going, still teams refuse to sit back and merely defend, and still the Dutch look like the best football team at Euro 2008. It’s almost as if the players and the coaches of all the nations have got together and decided to play with the care-free air of an end of year party. At the end of a year which has seen my spine start to curl with...

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France 0-0 Romania

By on Jun 9, 2008 in Latest | 3 comments

France, as the BBC’s commentator Steve Wilson said as the final whistle went, are in trouble. True enough, but we were all in trouble this afternoon, heading home from work as quickly as possible in order to catch the whole of this afternoon’s match between France & Romania. It was an absolute stinker. Neither team managed any serious shots on goal...

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Euro 2008 – Group C

By on Jun 2, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

Every tournament has a Group Of Death, thanks in no small part to the occasionally bizarre seeding system that FIFA and UEFA still use for determining who will end up in which seeding pot, but UEFA have really outdone themselves for Euro 2008, contriving to put Italy, Holland and France in the same group. The Italians and the French, of course, played out the last...

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