Posted in Women's Football

Portraits: France Woman Team

The FIFA Women World Cup 2015 takes place in Canada from June 06th to July 05th. Here, are the beautiful black and white portraits of the 23 players via Studio-Harcourt-Paris.

Camille Abily

Sarah Bouhaddi

Laure Boulleau

Élise Bussaglia

Anaïg Butel

Kenza Dali

Sabrina Delannoy 

Marie-Laure Delie

Céline Deville

Kadidiatou Diani

Laura Georges

Méline Gerard

Hamraoui Kheira

Amandine Henry

Jessica Houara-D’Hommeaux

Claire Lavogez

Eugénie Le Sommer

Amel Majri

Griedge Mbock Bathy

Louisa Nécib

Wendie Renard

Gaëtane Thiney

Élodie Thomis

Beautiful portraits! All the best at the tournament girls.

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Posted in France Football (Other), Ligue 1, Women's Football

UNFP Awards: The Winners

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UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)

UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: Mandanda, Maxwell, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Jallet, Payet, Verratti, Pastore, Lacazette, Ibrahimovic, Fekir.

UNFP Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year: Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

UNFP Ligue 1 Goal of the Year: Julian Palmieri (SC Bastia)

UNFP Ligue 1 Manager of the Year 2015: Laurent Blanc (PSG)

UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year: Nabil Fékir (Lyon)

UNFP Ligue 2 Team of the Year: Petric, Carole, Traore, Rincon, Martins Pereira, Diaw, Nivet, Ndoye, Kodjia, Le Bihan, Toko Ekambi.

UNFP Ligue 2 Manager of the Year: Jean Marc Furlan (ESTAC Troyes)

UNFP Ligue 2 Goalkeeper of the Year: Denis Petric (ESTAC Troyes)

UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Year: Jonathan Kodjia (Angers)

UNFP Ligue 1 Referee of the Year Award: Ruddy Buquet

UNFP Ligue 2 Referee of the Year Award: Stéphane Jochem

UNFP Honorary Award Winner: Eric Abidal

UNFP Women’s Player of the Year: Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon)

UNFP Peace and Sport trophy is awarded to the “Football People, Proud of Our Differences” campaign.

UNFP Charitable Acts Winner: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Posted in Arsenal, FC Barcelona, France Football (Other), Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Reports, Tournaments/Other Football, Women's Football

All hail the champions of 2015

This thread is dedicated to the champions of 2015. I’ll try my hardest to update whenever a champion is announced. Queen?

We are the champions, my friends, And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end. We are the champions. We are the champions. No time for losers ‘Cause we are the champions of the world.

Football fanatics, enthusiasts and lovers, *Booming Yami Yugi voice* I PRESENT, YOUR 2015 CHAMPIONS! *Coughs* Never gonna do that again. *Coughs coughs* I’ll update as winners are announced.

African Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast's head coach Renard celebrates with his players after winning the African Nations Cup final soccer match against Ghana in Bata Ivory Coast's players celebrate with the trophy after winning the African Nations Cup final match against Ghana in Bata

Read about their manager, Mr. Hervé Renard’s accomplishments here: https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/herve-renard-makes-history/

See gallery here: https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/gallery-ivory-coast-celebrating-afcon-victory/

Capital One Cup: Chelsea

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https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/live-banter-chelsea-v-spurs-capital-one-cup-final/

Coupe de la Ligue: Paris Saint-Germain

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/zlatan-and-cavani-sees-double-as-they-inspire-psg-to-victory-in-coupe-de-la-ligue-final/

Eredivisie: PSV

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/psv-secure-eredivisie-title/

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/bayern-munich-secure-25th-bundesliga-title/

Ligue 2: Troyes AC

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Premiere League: Chelsea 

This is Chelsea’s 4th PL title in 11 years.

Serie A: Juventus

This is their 33rd Scudetto title.

Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain

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https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/psg-claims-third-consecutive-ligue-1-title/

La Liga: FC Barcelona

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/barcelona-wins-la-liga-title-at-the-calderon/

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/barcelona-celebrates-la-liga-photos/

Primeira Liga (Portugal): Benfica

Russian Premier League –  Zenit St. Petersburg

The Portuguese manager is hoisted into the air by his players after being crowned Russian champions

Coppa Italia: Juventus

UEFA U-17 Championship: France

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/edouards-hat-trick-gives-france-u17-title/

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/odsonne-edouard-makes-history/

Europa League: Sevilla

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FA Cup: Arsenal

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They have now won this cup 12 times, the most in history of the competition.

DFB Pokal: Wolfsburg

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First Cup triumph for Wolfsburg.

Coupe de France: Paris Saint-Germain

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Copa del Rey: FC Barcelona

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https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/barcelona-wins-copa-del-rey/

Champions League: FC Barcelona

Juventus v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Final Juventus v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Final

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/barcelona-completes-treble/

Toulon Tournament: France

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Our 12th! Congrats boys.

U20 World Cup: Serbia

Copa America: Chile

FIFA Women’s World Cup: United States of America

Gold Cup: Mexico

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Pam Am: Uruguay

Trophée des Champions: Paris Saint-Germain

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German Super Cup: Wolfsburg

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Community Shield: Arsenal

International Champions Cup: Real Madrid

Real Madrid players celebrate with the International Champions Cup trophy in Shanghai  

Audi Cup: Bayern Munich

Joan Gamper Trophy: FC Barcelona

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UEFA Super Cup: FC Barcelona

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/category/la-liga/fc-barcelona/

Spanish Super Cup: Athletic Bilbao

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FIFA Club World Cup: FC Barcelona

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Posted in Women's Football

Warriors lose World Cup bid

“So them so stupid, they let them people come here and beat we.”

Ecuador edge the ladies of T&T (I dislike calling them by their given moniker) 1-0 for the final World Cup spot. Last night’s agony brought back memories of 1989 when the renowned Strike Squad fell to a similar defeat to the United States on November 19 of that same year, with a final spot in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.

Talk about déjà vu!

I was not at the match so I am not going to write at length about it. I was supposed to be there but due to NaNoWriMo and my energy level, I decided to stay away. My sister echoed every supporters’ agreement in how well we played and how organized we were. When she texted me and informed me that my girl, Tasha St. Louis got injured in the first half, I just felt as if this game was not going to be in our favor.

I think a lapse in concentration was what caused the last minute demise. Maybe the ladies were focused on extra time, but a slip was all the opposition needed and it came in the form of a goal keeping error by Kimika Forbes.

This was not for us. For some of the disappointed supporters spewing hatred towards the team, cut the women some slack.

Ladies, I am proud of you. Thank you for representing us to the world and congrats Ecuador.

Posted in Announcements/Official Stuff, FC Barcelona, Women's Football

A deal with Intel and first photo of France Women shirt released

France Women 2014 jersey

Foot Elles has announced that the French Women team will be wearing a new shirt at the Cyprus Tournament in 2014. The ladies jersey is completely blue with a white collar. The ladies may also wear this jersey at the 2015 World Cup tournament in Canada.

Here, PSG’s Marie-Laure Delie is showing off what the version will look like:

Before I can comment on how lovely it is/going to be, I want to see some more.

FC Barcelona’s new deal

Simply put, Intel puts its logo inside FC Barcelona’s shirt in a “pioneering” sponsorship deal.

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I like it! Brilliant marketing done by Intel!

And the boys receive their new Intel:

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Read more here:

http://www.fcbarcelona.com/club/detail/article/fc-barcelona-and-intel-sign-innovative-sponsorship-deal

Posted in Women's Football

Ruthless Les Bleues trash Bulgaria 14-0

Last evening, my favorite female football team (no need to ask) trashed Bulgaria 14-0 en route to FIFA World Cup 2015. Bulgaria had a problem though. They were not defending well nor were they going forward enough and France spent the entire game in the Belgium half.

According to fff.fr:

Les Bleues had indeed already beaten in 1998 in Algeria by the same score, but in a friendly match. In October 2009, during the FIFA World Cup in 2011, they had already set the bar very high qualifications dominant Estonia 12-0 in the clamor of the public Jules Deschaseaux stage of Le Havre, a game in which Sandrine Soubeyrand had exceeded the record selections Lilian Thuram. Tonight, she was behind the microphone to comment on this match live on FFFTV alongside Ludovic Bruneau.

Here, a video of the ruthlessness:

ALLEZ LES BLEUES!

Posted in Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Women's Football

PSG Women: new recruits and recovery time

Paris Saint-Germain women has two new recruits:

Two recruits for Women's

Italian international, Sara Gama. She is 24 years-old and plays as a defender. She will wear the number 23.

The other new girl is 22 year-old Polish international, Katarzyna Kiedrzynek:

Kiedrzynek is the team’s new number 1.

The ladies did recovery work in Bougival to prepare for their hectic season ahead. Their goal this time around however, they will be focusing more deeply on the Champions League.

Laura Georges!

Laura is a favorite of mine

Good luck ladies in trying to pull a better one over my OL women 🙂

Posted in Women's Football

Article Find: Soca Princesses sweep English clubs

Trinidad and Tobago’s women national football team, the “Soca Princesses”, concluded their first tour of England unbeaten after defeating Tottenham Hotspurs 3-0 yesterday at Spurs Lodge in London, via goals from Tobago striker Kennya “Ya Ya” Cordner.

T&T led 1-0 at the half before Cordner put the Soca Princesses further ahead with a goal in the 52nd minute, and added a second from the penalty spot in the 87th minute. In earlier matches, Trinidad and Tobago had also beaten semi-professional Reading FC 4-1 and Queen’s Park Rangers 7-1. Cordner ended the series with six goals, after getting four against QPR.

Yesterday’s match was also a bit fiery at times and saw each team having a player sent off in the 68th minute. Prior to that, Trinidad and Tobago were off to a quick start and got several chances early in the match, including when 26-year-old striker Cordner struck the post in the 18th minute.

Spurs play their football in the Premier League, which is one flight between the top-flight two-division semi-professional FA Women Super League. They are currently in full pre-season preparation for the impending new season, and are due to play another warm-up against Arsenal Ladies, the top women’s club team in England. Spurs had apparently been relishing a battle with Trinidad and Tobago according to the club’s website.

“Pre-season has gone really well, the girls have trained hard and we’ve played three friendlies so far and won them all,” Girls & Women Football Development manager Karen Hills said before the match. “Now we’ve a step up in opposition against Trinidad & Tobago, who are touring the country and playing a few matches. It’s a great challenge for us. It’s been a case of so far, so good this summer with three wins out of three against Ebbsfleet (3-0), Maidenhead (2-0) and Exeter (5-4).”

SOURCE: trinidadexpress.com