Renard’s reign starts with wins over Colombia & Canada

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes France international window performances against Columbia and Canada as Hervé Renard‘s reign gets underway (13/4/23). Above: France celebrate their success against Colombia. Photo: L’Équipe. France 5-2 Colombia Clermont-Ferrand, April 7th. For his first game as coach, with France ranked fifth and Colombia 26th in the FIFA standings, Hervé Renard put together aContinue reading “Renard’s reign starts with wins over Colombia & Canada”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 18th round of 2022-2023 D1 Arkema season. Plus, an update on France’s national team (3/4/23) Above: Hervé Renard (center) with Laurent Bonadéi (left) and David Ducci (right). Photo: Antonio Mesa / FFF.  News from France’s national squad France have announced their new head coach, Hervé Renard. Renard, 54 years old, isContinue reading “The View From France”

Record Equalling Popp Sends Germany To Wembley

Impetus’ Johnathan Stack, who has followed Germany for us from the very start of the tournament, reflects on their victory over France in last night’s semi-final (28/7/22). Above: Alexandra Popp shows her joy at providing Germany’s ticket to Sunday’s final. Photo: Euro 2022. Germany will face England in the final of Euro 2022 after beatingContinue reading “Record Equalling Popp Sends Germany To Wembley”

German Efficiency Stifles French Creativity

Impetus’ French editor Jean-Pierre Thiesset reflects on his nation’s semi-final against Germany last night (28/7/22). Above: The French team in a huddle last night – their first semi-final ended in disappointment. Photo: Euro 2022. Despite fighting to the end, it was Germany who were stronger and deservedly took their place in Sunday’s Euro 2022 FinalContinue reading “German Efficiency Stifles French Creativity”

Five Things We Learned From France v Netherlands

by Nathan Edwards (25/7/22). Above: France show their delight at making the Euro 2022 Semi-Finals. Photo: Euro 2022. It took until extra time for this end-to-end heavyweight clash between France and the Netherlands to reach its conclusion when Ève Périsset converted her penalty in the 102nd minute to put an end to the Dutch’s titleContinue reading “Five Things We Learned From France v Netherlands”

France Bury The Hoodoo At Last

France 1-0 Netherlands by Jean-Pierre Thiesset (24/7/22) Above: Ève Périsset dispatches the winning goal from the penalty spot. Photo: Equipe de France Feminine. France finally ended their run of defeats at the quarter-final stage of major tournaments by seeing off the Netherlands after extra-time in Rotherham. France were dominant from the opening whistle. They monopolisedContinue reading “France Bury The Hoodoo At Last”

Iceland Exit Despite Late Drama

Iceland 1-1 France by Jean-Pierre Thiesset (19/7/22) Above: Iceland’s Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir in possession at Rotherham last night watched by France’s Charlotte Bibault (14). Photo: Euro 2022. Whilst France were already qualified for the Quarter-Finals, there was still plenty to play for in this the highest of groups at Euro 2022. Iceland, like their opponents, wereContinue reading “Iceland Exit Despite Late Drama”

No Fireworks, Just Progress On La Fête Nationale Française

by Jean-Pierre Thiesset, Impetus French Editor (15/7/22). Above: Belgium goalkeeper Nicky Evrard saves at the feet of France’s Ouleymata Sarr (18) last night as Julie Biesmans attempts to intervene. Photo: Euro 2022. France did what they needed to in edging past Belgium to qualify for the Quarter-Finals in Rotherham last night. It was not aContinue reading “No Fireworks, Just Progress On La Fête Nationale Française”

Group D Reflections

Impetus Jean-Pierre Thiesset looks back on yesterday’s opening round of matches in Group D at Euro 2022 and saw his own nation produce a statement-making start (11/7/22). Above: France’s first-half hat-trick hero Grace Geyoro. Photo: Euro 2022. Belgium 1-1 Iceland Iceland had just about the better of this match played at the Academy Stadium inContinue reading “Group D Reflections”

Euros Preview: France

by Jean-Pierre Thiesset Above: The French national team pictured after qualifying for the European Championships. Photo: Equipe de France Feminine. The France women’s national football team is known or nicknamed as Les Bleues (The Blue ones) and are currently placed third in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings. The Squad: Goalkeepers: Mylène Chavas (Bordeaux, France), PaulineContinue reading “Euros Preview: France”