• Football in France – Part 1

    Football is the most popular sport in France with over 1,800,000 registered players and 18,000 registered clubs. The country hosted the FIFA World Cup finals in both 1938 and 1998, as well as being home to the UEFA European Championships of 1960, 1984 and 2016.

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  • Football in France –part 2

    Many of Frances top international footballers start their careers in the country’s football league. The top league in the country is the Ligue 1 which is contested by 20 sides. At the end of each season the bottom three sides are relegated and replaced by the top three sides from Ligue 2.

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  • Rugby Union in France – Part 1

    Rugby Union was introduced to France by the British in 1872, and by 1906 the national side played its first game against New Zealand in Paris. Like the national football team, the side is called “Les Bleus” in reference to the playing shirt and the French flag.

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Football in France – Part 1

Football is the most popular sport in France with over 1,800,000 registered players and 18,000 registered clubs. The country hosted the FIFA World Cup finals in both 1938 and 1998, as well as being home to the UEFA European Championships of 1960, 1984 and 2016.

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Football in France –part 2

The first to achieve the French double of Ligue 1 and Cup win was Alain Perrin, who later went on to manage their rivals Saint Etienne. He had taken the job from Gerard Houllier who, after two league title wins in two years, left to manage Liverpool.

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Rugby Union in France – Part 1

Rugby Union was introduced to France by the British in 1872, and by 1906 the national side played its first game against New Zealand in Paris. Like the national football team, the side is called “Les Bleus” in reference to the playing shirt and the French flag.

Read more

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