Posts tagged France
Women’s FIFA World Cup: Group A, “The Group of Death”

The hosts are No. 4 in on world the rankings and will have the home crowd behind them, as they try to duplicate their fellow men’s side, Les Bleus’ title triumph in Russia last year and live up to high expectations in the pool that pundits, arguably, called as “Group of Death”, comprising of the hosts France, Norway, Korea Republic and Nigeria. Below we zoom into Group A of the women’s world cup and analyze each team’s chances of progressing to the next stage of the tournament.

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The US may be the favorites, but who could prevent them from winning back to back?

The major competition for the US comes from England, France, Germany and Japan who have all recorded standout performances in the leading up to the 2019 FIFA World Cup, putting them among the favorites to win the title and dethrone the US women from their long-held position as the best team in the world.

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Issa Diop swears allegiance to France not Senegal or Morocco

West Ham’s 21-year-old defender who could have played for either of two African countries pledges allegiance to 2018 World Cup Champions, France. Tinotenda Magiya takes you on journey of this all too common plight of players with African roots and proposes some solutions.

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Is Dembele ready to share Messi's Barcelona "burden"?

Barcelona seem to be in need of a fix right now and yes, Messi could be it. But for how long will the La Liga giants hinge on the five time World’s Best Player’s abilities? With the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, Ousmane Dembele looking a different player, is it perhaps time for the five time Champions League winners to think ahead and find new heroes?

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FT Hidden Gem Series: Who is Tinotenda Kadewere?

The young Zimbabwe warriors striker is quite just a pin in the haystack of global football right now. But he helped Swedish outfit Djugardens to a an unlikely title, won the COSAFA prize with his nation and got signed by French Ligue 2 side this summer, Le Havre. What we see in him, we have seen in many other younger players that left a mark, he is on the up.

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FT African Legends Series: Salif Keita, a forgotten hero?

We reminisce the days of “The Black Pearl of Bamako,” the player who scored goals for fun in the Ligue 1, La Liga and pioneered the conquest of the Major League Soccer for players close to retirement.

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FT French Ligue 1 Preview: PSG must win the UEFA Champions League to keep Neymar

Neymar has committed his near future to PSG, but can the Parisians expect the Brazilian to stay if they don’t secure a Champions League title soon?

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FT Top 10 World Cup Snub: Honorary Mention - Leroy Sane

A snub so big it deserves an honorary mention on our list; Leroy Sane will not be playing for Germany this summer at the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

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