One of the most famous French footballers in the soccer community has got to be Zinedine Zidane. Playing in the Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga, Zidane has since migrated from his role as a midfielder to become the coach of the Real Madrid football team. So within this article we are going to look through his historic successes as both a player and manager. We will also analyse whether he was more effective on or off the pitch along with how he got started on his soccer journey all together and other notable achievements he has acquired over the years. So if you want to find out more about this legendary football icon, then continue reading.
Zidane’s Soccer Journey
Born in Marseille to parents of an Algerian heritage, Zinedine started his soccer journey at 10 years old. At this age he was given his first player’s license when he joined the local junior team for Catellane which was called US Saint-Henri. He only spent a year with this team before transferring to SO Sep
Taking on three significant roles in the football world, Platini has had a great impact on the sport. Therefore, within this article we are going to explore the various stages of his career. From player to manager to UEFA board member, we will look into the details of these milestones in his career. Along with this we will also explore his entrance into soccer along with his achievements on and off the field. So continue reading if you want to find out more about this infamous French star.
His Career on the Pitch
During 1955, Michel Francois Platini was born in Joeuf to parents with Italian ancestry. His greatest soccer influence came from his father – Aldo, who was a professional player for a number of years.
And with this influence, Michel b
After the nail biting performance of the national teams during the international tournament earlier this year, the run up to release of the Euro 2020 schedules were greatly anticipated by fans worldwide. Therefore as earlier this week the fixtures and groupings for the UEFA European Championships Qualifiers 2020 were announced, we thought we would put this article together for our readers. This blog therefore covers how the groups have been drawn and who are expected to be the ones to beat.
What the Euro 2020 Qualifying Groups Look Like
In advance of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, the qualifiers are to take place in order to determine which 24 teams advance to the Championship. The qualifying tournament runs
At the moment the national teams are currently battling it out on the football pitch to win the new Nations League trophy. And with the extra bonus of four places in the Euro tournament in two years’ time up for grabs, the anticipation to succeed in Nations League is high.
As this is a very new tournament we wanted to put this post together to cover all of the need to know information about the ongoing games. From how the season is scheduled to who are the strongest teams so far, read below to find out all the latest info.
What is the Nation’s League?
The Nations League was first set-up in 2018 as an alternative way for national teams to acquire a place in the Euros, and replaced the current friendly matches for competition matches. This series of matches will tak
World Cup fever swept the nation over the past few months, and now the tournament has finished the spectators’ attentions are waiting for the next big thing. After France achieved the 1st place trophy in Russia, the interest in watching Ligue 1 clubs compete has greatly increased.
Due to this curiosity when it comes to the French club teams, we thought we would put together this article to discuss all things French football. From the upcoming players to how the make-up of the French soccer leagues is, you will find this all out below.
About Ligue 1 and its Influence
Ligue 1 is the top tier league for French club teams with the Ligue 2 and Champtionnat National beneath it. Therefore, the highest scoring sides are seen in the top division compared to those of smaller lesser skilled ones.
How the transition between these three work, is that at the end of a tournament, the bottom three teams are relegated to the league beneath it and t
It’s nearly that time of year again when football fans crowd around the TV or their mobile phones with ultimate pride in their eyes as they watch their beloved team take to the pitch. This is why the World Cup is such a widely anticipated tournament across the globe as it is such a powerful way of uniting a country.
Most children’s vivid memories of soccer begin when they watch their national team play. And this feeling of country pride carries on with them into adulthood and is passed on through generations. Making the love of the sport everlasting.
As the World Cup is a passionate tournament, you will find that most countries will accommodate for streaming the games live from Russia in order for the fans to join in with the action and feel like they are actually there.
In this post we will take a look at the time scheduling per zones as well as what channels and applications you can used to watch the games on.
With the World Cup in Russia fast approaching, there are lots of talk amongst supporters about who the stronger teams are this year. From previous winners to new comers, it is truly anyone’s game. Within the post we will try to establish who the main competitors are this season for the trophy as well as addressing who the underdogs could potentially be.
Established in 1930 the first ever World Cup took place in Uruguay and has since been hosted in a variety of countries across the globe. In history 5 countries have lifted the cup more than once, with the most wins being Brazil with 5 tournament victories. Below we will look at the break down of the winners in history:
- Brazil – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Italy – 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
- Germany – 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
- Uruguay – 1930, 1950
- Argentina – 1978, 1986
- England – 1966
- France – 1998
- Spain – 2010
1st July 2016. By Edward Stratmann.Read more »
"My statistics speak for themselves. Several people have told me that I play better through adversity, but I don't always want to have to be fighting against the mudslingers," explained a vindicated Olivier Giroud after scoring in France's opening game of the Euros.
That goal against Romania was remarkably his eighth goal in his previous eight matches for France, but by virtue of not finding the back of the net since, those mudslingers have returned.
Giroud's just one of those players who's constantly dividing opinion. On his day, he's nigh on unplayable, but when he's not firing, he's incredibly infuriating. To his defence, however, the Arsenal
18th May 2016.Read more »
With the summer's 2016 European Championship tournament getting closer and closer, it's time to start thinking about picking up a football kit or two to show support for your favorite national team. For teams that use Nike as a kit manufacturer, the American sportswear company has given fans a wider array of options to choose from with its latest batch of jersey releases. In addition to the obvious variations that are always there in the jersey market-home and away kits, jerseys and tees-Nike has also unveiled different kit varieties this year.
Nike's Two Jersey Types
On one side of the conversation, we have the Nike Vapor Match shirts. On the other side, there are the Nike Stadium shirts. Viewed independently, these two kits could easily be taken to the be the "official" jerseys for their respective teams (or perhaps as similar designs
Posted: March 30, 2016|Categories: France|
30th March 2016. By Karl Matchett.
France produced another goal-laden performance as they beat Russia 4-2 on Tuesday, once again showcasing their admirable attacking prowess and great depth in options.
For manager Didier Deschamps, it was another indication that his side are genuine potential winners of the UEFA European Championships this summer on home soil-even if key striker Karim Benzema remains unavailable, currently suspended from the national team due to ongoing investigations into a sex tape scandal involving national team mate Mathieu Valbuena.
The options for Deschamps are hugely varied, both in age and experience and in roles performed in the front line. A typical lineup under Deschamps sees France play a 4-3-3, pairing mobile