Tagged: France

France 0-0 Romania 3

France 0-0 Romania

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...

Euro 2008 – Group C 2

Euro 2008 – Group C

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,...

France 1-0 England (And Other Trivialities) 1

France 1-0 England (And Other Trivialities)

So, another Wednesday and another week of international friendlies. I’m always somewhat confused over whether we’re supposed to care or not, and you had to at least be somewhat impressed by the marketing skills...

Ceci N’est Pas Un Maillot Français 4

Ceci N’est Pas Un Maillot Français

I woke up this morning and day had indeed turned into night. One of the small constants of the football world is that Adidas make the French national kit. Ever was it thus, and...

Scotland The Brave 0

Scotland The Brave

Ever since their stunning win at the 1998 World Cup and subsequent permanent placement at (or near) the head of the European football table, I have found something disquieting about the pre-eminence of the...

No Ifs Or Butts 10

No Ifs Or Butts

Italy 1-1 France (Italy win 5-3 on Penalties) Oh, Zizou. What a stupid, stupid thing to do. Into extra-time, and staring down the barrel of a penalty shoot-out. Having already lost Vieira and Henry...

The United Colours Of Xenophobia 3

The United Colours Of Xenophobia

Portugal 0-1 France I strongly suspect that I’m going to be in a minority of one on this subject, but I was disheartened by the BBC’s coverage of this match. Gary Lineker and Alan...

The Voices Of Experience 1

The Voices Of Experience

Brazil 0-1 France Ah, the almighty, all-conquering Brazil. Ever since they qualified at a canter last year, we’ve been told that, really, no-one else need turn up for this year’s World Cup. They were...