New Stade Lavallois Jerseys 2020-2021 | Laval Kappa Home & Away Shirts 20/21


These are the new Laval kits for the 2020/21 Championnat National season- an orange home jersey and a white away shirt from the club’s Italian kit manufacturers Kappa.

Laval finished 10th in the 2019/2020 season in the third tier of French football. However their position was not enough for a return to Ligue 2. The Lactel logo can be seen prominently on the front of both shirts.

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Week 26 Round Up- Marseille suffer rare league home defeat; OL climb up the table


Marseille suffered a rare league defeat as Nantes upset them 3-1 at the Velodrome. Andre-Villas Boas’ men had lost only once at home in the league this season prior to this clash, and FCN’s stunning 3-1 triumph saw them have three players in L’Equipe’s Team of the Week.

LE Team of the Week

Lyon, the only other away side other than Nantes to win in this round, were the big gainers, with their 2-0 triumph seeing Les Gones jump from 11th to 7th in the standings. Continue reading

Which PSG player does not speak French?


Courtesy the French newspapers, a look at which players at Paris Saint-Germain do not speak French. Some like Marquinhos and Ander Herrera are polygots, speaking a variety of languages- the former for instance is fluent in Portugese, Italian, French and English.

Who does not speak French at PSG?

As per this infographic, Neymar does not speak French. Bernat, Mauro Icardi, Leandro Paredes and Keylor Navas also do not speak French.

How many languages does Ander Herrera speak?

Like Marquinhos, Herrera is also fluent in four languages- Spanish, French, Bsque and English in his case.

French speaking players at PSG

Player Ratings Gent 3-2 ASSE 2019 | La Gantoise Saint Etienne Europa League


Saint-Etienne’s Europa League opener saw them go down 3-2 to Gent in Belgium. Here is how the likes of Debuchy, Cabaye, Khazri and co. were rated after this fixture.

Two of Gent’s goals came from Jonathan David, and it’s reflected in his 8/10 player rating. ASSE skipper Loic Perrin’s own goal didn’t help his cause- the defender was rated 3/10.

Gent vs St Stienne Player Ratings (via L’Equipe)

Gent 3-2 Saint Etienne Player Ratings

While ASSE lost, the other French club in the Europa League- Stade Rennais, drew 1-1 with Scottish champions Glasgow Celtic.

Predicted Lineups- France vs Albania (ECQ September 2019)


With key midfield players like N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba unavailable for selection, L’Equipe say that France coach Didier Deschamps is likely to turn to the pair of Blaise Matuidi and Corentin Tolisso for tonight’s game against Albania at the Stade de France.

Here are the predicted lineups for both teams for this important qualifier.

Predicted French XI: Lloris, Hernandez, Lenglet, Varane, Havard, Matuidi, Tolisso, Lemar, Griezmann, Coman, Giroud

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