Pardon me, it has been hectic around here with visitors. Here we have Alejandro Bedoya's lone goal winner at Marseille from last night. It was his 10th goal of the calendar year, and as we've seen over the past 11 months and change, he is most dangerous when able to raid the box late from the middle.
Actually, I know the answer to that one. Who cares? Well, Alejandro Bedoya scored to start a second half Nantes rally for a 2-1 win over Valenciennes. The deflected equalizer came from about 20 meters in the 59th minute, giving him two on the Ligue 1 season, as well as 10 for the calendar year 2013 (spanning both employers and all competitions).
The FIFA draw for the 2014 World Cup qualifying groups was held today, and France managed to get a fairly easy group but England are in the same group as Italy and Uruguay. Yohan Cabaye in French blue should be pleased with the draw The fourth team in England's group is Costa Rica, [...]
It's fair to say that France's national team has been one of the most entertaining sides when it comes to their off-field antics in the past few years, but after their 3-0 home victory there seems to be a possibility of some on-field entertainment as well. After hearing the statistics of Ukraine's sturdy defence, and knowing that never before had a team overcome a 2-0 deficit to qualify for the World Cup, the uncertainty around France's chances were genuine.
3-0 in Paris. That's what was needed to get to the World Cup, and that's exactly what the French did.This photowas taken minutes after the final whistle at Stade de France, after qualifying for the World Cup.
Immediately after France's win against Ukraine to qualify for World Cup 2014, the French team unveiled their kit for the summer 2014 tournament.
After qualifying for the tournament, we can now see what France will be wearing in Brazil next summer. France's shirt features a darker blue than their current shirt, and features a bold white collar and white French Football Federation crest.
France vs Ukraine 2013 Highlights 3-0 Sakho Benzema Goals Husyev OG Video Playoff Second Leg is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
France vs Ukraine 2013 Highlights 3-0 Sakho Benzema Goals Husyev OG Video Playoff Second Leg is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter France vs Ukraine 2013 ( France Ukraine Second Leg VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- France vs Ukraine 3-0 ( Sakho, Benzema, Husyev OG) Stade de France, Paris- 19 [.
Cristiano Ronaldo fired Portugal to Brazil (and most likely himself to a Ballon D'or) courtesy of a magnificent hat-trick against Sweden in Stockholm.
All five goals came in the second half, with the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a brace himself. But ultimately it was his fellow megastar Ronaldo who would steal the show and give Portugal a deserved 4-2 aggregate win.
Hello Toon fans! With so many France internationals in the Newcastle United team nowadays, I just thought I'd post this live stream for this evening's crucial World Cup Qualifier between France and the Ukraine so you can see how the likes of Cabaye, Remy and Sissoko get on. Alas, there will be no Ben Arfa [.
Olivier Giroud says he is "ready to die on the pitch" to ensure France qualify for next summer's World Cup. Heading into the second leg of their playoff against Ukraine facing a 2-0 deficit, Giroud and his team-mates face an uphill battle if they want to make it to Brazil. But the Arsenal striker insists [.
European World Cup play-off first legs: Five things we learned - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The eight European teams fighting it out for a place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil were on show last night in the play-off fixtures, with the four ties giving an advantage to one of the teams after the first leg.
@MesutOzil1088 thx bro Olivier Giroud (@_OlivierGiroud_) November 15, 2013 Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is hoping team-mates Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny will be joining him at next summer's World Cup. The Germany international sent his best wishes to his French colleagues ahead of their World Cup qualification playoff against Ukraine this evening.
French youngster Paul-Georges Ntep has revealed he would like to move to Arsenal. The 21-year-old is being tracked by a host of Premier League clubs, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Arsenal all reportedly scouting the Auxerre striker in his recent game against Metz.
Scouts from Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City are all due to scout Auxerre's Paul-Georges Ntep at Metz this evening, the Daily Mail reports The 21-year-old was tracked by Hull over the summer, but his form in Ligue 2 this season has attracted several more Premier League suitors.
@Jay_78_ another one lad. pic.twitter.com/wan3mAgRa2 bernard cain (@c41nyb) November 23, 2013 France international Yann M'Vila sat with Liverpool fans for yesterday's derby clash with Everton sparking a flurry of rumours that he will join the club in January. The 23-year-old enjoyed the thrilling 3-3 draw a Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.
Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra will leave Manchester United at the end of the season for a lucrative return to France. The 32-year-old is out of contract in the summer. He has previously been reluctant to talk about his future, which suggested he thought a move away from Old Trafford may be on the cards.
Olivier Giroud led the on-pitch karaoke as France celebrated their World Cup qualification playoff win over Ukraine. After the final whistle, the French players returned to the pitch with the Arsenal striker taking the mic for a rendition of La Marseillaise. Somewhere Phil Brown is wondering why Giroud's not taking any flak for this!
Newcastle have been linked with a move for Bordeaux striker Cheick Diabate ominously dubbed 'the new Emmanuel Adebayor'. The Magpies are set to add to their French contingent with another Ligue 1 signing. The strong and powerful Diabate is seen as the perfect foil for the pace of Loic Remy. Arsenal and West Ham [.
Fresh from his heroic performance in helping France to overcome Ukraine in their World Cup qualification playoff, Yohan Cabaye finds himself starring in the campaign to promote France's new kit. Not long after the final whistle had blown in last night's 3-0 second leg win, it became clear that victory had saved an expensive photoshoot.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi has admitted that he could be set to move on even though he would rather stay with the French champions. Manchester City and Chelsea are both tracking the 26-year-old. He has made it clear that his preference is to stay at Parc des Princes. But with the France international [.
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was shown a red card as France suffered a 2-0 defeat against Ukraine. The Gunners' centre-back got his marching orders for an injury time shove on Olexandr Kucher. By that time his side were already destined to lose the game. Their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup are hanging by [.
I don't know what is the problem of the few people who keep on criticizing Benzema no matter what he does. Yes, he has big potential and he has not been the at that level. Yes, he was expected to be close to Brazillian Ronaldo's level by now but he is nowhere close. In [...]
France and Ukraine started today a two-leg battle for one of the 11 spots left to the World Cup in Brazil next year. In the first leg in Ukraine at NSK Olimpiyskyi the home side defeated France by 2-0. Now on Tuesday, it will be the turn for today's visitors to host the match up at Stade de France.
France secured their place at the World Cup in Brazil after a dramatic 3-0 victory in Paris on Tuesday evening. Les Bleus had a big task ahead of them heading into the game, having conceded twice in Kiev on Friday, but they put all doubt aside and came out winners, ensuring their place in football's biggest tournament next year.
In order to make amends for its disastrous and laughable campaign in 2010, France must make history by becoming the first ever UEFA national side to overturn a 2-0 deficit in its home leg versus Ukraine.
After being stunned by goals from Roman Zozulya and Andriy Yarmolenko in Kiev, the Stade de France in Paris will be on a knife's edge.
A very quick Saturday review because my head hurts for some reason. Much like Laurent Koscielny's, I'd imagine, who suffered a torrid night as France went down 2-0 in Ukraine in the first leg of their World Cup playoff. He conceded a penalty and then got sent off in the final couple of minutes.
France take on the Ukraine tomorrow in Kiev in the first of two matches for their World Cup Playoff. Les Blues will be looking to get back to the World Cup and right the wrongs they left behind in South Africa after a rather embarrassing campaign.
France finished second in their group behind Spain and take on a formidable opponent in the Ukraine who finished behind England in their group.
After making a flying start to the campaign, the Arsenal striker Olvier Giroud seems to have hit something of a rough patch for the first time this season. Following a frustrating defeat at the hands Of Manchester United at Old Trafford, where the he was tightly marshalled by the Red Devils' defence, the Frenchman seems [.
There are a number of Arsenal players involved in the current round of international friendlies, although because there is no real pressure on the game and because managers are experimenting, we can be reasonably hopeful that nobody will be overplayed or pick up an injury that will affect the Gunners and their hunt for a [.
From the moment he strutted onto the lush St. James' Park turf in his leather trousers for his unveiling before a pre-season friendly against SC Braga in August, this was going to be Loic Remy's year.
Finally on a stage as classy and expansive as his talents starring up front for Newcastle United in the best League in the world, the 26 year-old is in the form of his life and has 7 goals from 9 starts .
Well that didn't take long. Just hours after thumping Ukraine at home, France has released their World Cup kit for Brazil, and damnit, it's one of the best kits you'll see next summer. Hell, it's one of the best kits since that Breton striped Les Bleus away strip.
They may be dysfunctional, but the French sure know how to dress.
Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye both started the game for France against Ukraine tonight, and both Newcastle men played their part in France's magnificent 3-0 win over Ukraine in Paris tonight to reach the World Cup finals with a 3-2 aggregate against Ukraine. It was the first defeat for Ukraine in twelve games this year.
J'ai bien apprécié l'autobiographie de Lilian Thuram que les étudiants francophones ont lu la semaine dernière, et je veux ici élaborer sur mon commentaire du 7 novembre. L'autobiographie est un texte d'espoir, un texte qui démontre la possibilité illimitée qui existe en France. Sans doute, Thuram reconnaît qu'il existe certains problèmes et tensions qui tourmentent la banlieue.