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France is home to one of the 4 major tennis tournaments: the French Open. Every year in late May and early June world tennis descends upon the Stade Roland-Garros for the only one of the four majors to be played on a clay surface. The slow surface means that the players have to show great […]

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France has a very close relationships with athletics and hoisted the second modern Olympic Games in 1900. In fact, it was the inspiration of the Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin that resulted in the Olympic Games being recreated at Athens in 1896. The Olympic Games Committee had its base in Paris for many years. France has […]

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The rugby scene in France is among the strongest in the world. Many of the top internationals who play for France will stay with their clubs throughout their career as there is a real regional pride with the club sides. The onset of professionalism in rugby union at the end of the 20th century saw […]

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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. The side competes annually in the Six Nations […]

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Does France Have a Chance in the 2018 World Cup?

France missed out on winning their home European Championship by a close defeat to Portugal back in 2016. Here we are only two years later, and France has qualified for their 15th FIFA World Cup, with matches coming up in just a couple of weeks. France topped Europe’s Group B, which featured Netherlands and Sweden. […]

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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. The current champions […]

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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. The national team is known as Le Bleus, and it […]

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