Tag Archives: France Women’s National Team

It’s Official: Welcome Kaci!

30 Jul

Our third official signing for CD Tacon / Real Madrid is French midfielder/defender Kaci Aurelie! She’s making the big trip across Madrid, having won back-to-back Liga Feminina Iberdrola Championship titles with Atlético Madrid the past two seasons.

Prior to her Atletico days, 29-year-old Kaci spent a combined eight seasons with Olympique Lyon tallying up eight Division 1 Féminine championships, four Coupe de France Féminine trophies, and four UEFA Women’s Champions League medals. Whew – that’s quite a haul. Here’s hoping she can do the same for us!

– Teri

Balls and Boots and Bangers and … Golden Tweets?

21 Jul

I’m late bringing you this as I was waiting for a Women’s World Cup all-star team to be announced first. One hasn’t been and likely won’t be. I guess FIFA just wasn’t interested in doing this anymore. Oh well. At least we still have the individual awards to celebrate and debate. Continue reading

Average US hold off the French press and head into the semi-finals

1 Jul

For a final match, this was a worthy quarter-final. Does that make sense? France v USA was first hyped as THE match of the tournament after the tournament draw concluded back on December 8. France, the host country v the USA, the reigning world champions. A dynamite, sure-fire sell for FIFA, the tournament organizers, and football fans the world over. Better than any possible final match-up. But when the final whistle blew last Friday, was it really THE match of the tournament? Did the execution match or exceed the hype? Hmmm, I don’t think so. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Élise Bussaglia

30 Jun

Midfielder Élise has represented France at the senior level since 2003 and has been capped 191 times and counting. She currently plays for Dijon.

France need extra time to cut in on Brazil’s stubborn samba

26 Jun

I had a ticket to this match! I could have been there! And it’s probably a good thing I couldn’t go as I may have turned into one of those people who are shown on the screens as being too invested in the match. I had a volunteer position in Le Havre for this World Cup but you know “circumstances” a couple weeks before meant I made the difficult decision to cancel. Right decision for me but … I could have been there! Continue reading

France and Nigeria close out Group A with the unfortunate assistance of VAR

21 Jun

RENNES, FRANCE – JUNE 17: Referee Melissa Borjas awards France a penalty after a VAR review during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France group A match between Nigeria and France at Roazhon Park on June 17, 2019 in Rennes, France. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

La la la la la … so, not much happened this match. Until IT DID!! This was not the type of match you try to watch while making sure no one notices that you’re trying not to watch. I almost jumped out of my seat a few times and most especially when the drama went down at the end. Which would have definitely given away my split attention. Of course, if any of my colleagues are reading this then I’ve just outed myself anyway and … it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission. 😁 Continue reading

France qualifies for the Round of 16 following a squeaky victory over Norway

15 Jun

NICE, FRANCE – JUNE 12: Norway players celebrate after their team’s first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France group A match between France and Norway at Stade de Nice on June 12, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

France’s intent to tire out their opponent’s defense right from the first whistle seems to bearing fruit. Attack. Attack. Attack! Norway coulda / woulda / shoulda won this match but there’s something holding them back. No, it’s not VAR. But it’s something and I can’t quite get a handle on it. Continue reading

France head and shoulders above the rest in World Cup 2019 opener

9 Jun

The Road to France finally reached its destination in Parc des Princes, Paris on Friday. 552 players. Twenty-four teams. Seven weeks. One trophy. Who will rise the highest? Who will suffer the hardest? Who will dare to shine the brightest, the longest? Bang those drums and let World Cup 2019 begin! Continue reading

The Daily Drool – WWC 2019 Group A – France: Sarah Bouhaddi

4 Jun

I meant to start this series yesterday but as with all things, I am behind schedule. Since the Women’s World Cup is about to kick off later this week, it’s time for some badass women Drools! First up is host nation France’s goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi. She has represented France at the U20 and senior level. She has played for Lyon since 2009.

2019 Women’s World Cup: Group A Preview

29 May

And we’ve finally reached Group A or as I like to think of it, the coin toss group. This is the group where one reckless play, one bad move, one poor referee decision could very well decide the entire group. France are obvious favourites given their host country status and stacked national team. Nigeria are long overdue for international football joy and so too are South Korea. Norway are eager to get back to their best from decades ago while batting away the player shadow the media keeps casting on them. There are, however, some large “buts” associated with each of these teams which could prove ruinous or fortuitous. Continue reading