Coupe de France 2016-17 Round of 32 ( 16èmes de finale) preview Vendée Poire-Sur-Vie vs Racing Strasbourg



For Vendée (Pays de la Loire) this is a historic match because they will play against one of the most important teams in French football, for Racing this is a match that they must win because they part as favorites and they are on the paper the strongest team. of course that the match has to be played and its for sure thar Racing have the enough hierarchy to win it and progress to the next round.

Parcours de Racing Strasbourg

Round 7

US Oberlauterbach 0-2 Racing

Round 8

US Sarre Union 0-1 Racing

Round 9

Racing 4-2 (After extra time)  SAS Epinal

Parcours de Vendée Poire-Sur-Vie (VPSVF)

3e tour : Saint-Hilaire Autize – Le Poiré-sur-Vie : 0-9
4e tour : Le Poiré-sur-Vie – Saint-Nazaire AF : 2-1
5e tour : Olonne-sur-Mer – Le Poiré-sur-Vie : 1-3 ap
6e tour : Le Poiré-sur-Vie – Châteaubriand : 3-1
7e tour : Le Poiré-sur-Vie – Le Mée : 4-2
8e tour : Saumur OFC – Le Poiré-sur-Vie : 0-2
32es de finale : Le Poiré-sur-Vie – Viry Châtillon ES : 3-1

AFC Cup 2017 Preliminary round Central zone





Shaheen Asmayee vs Khosilot

Venue: Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe
2ndLeg: February 7 (also in Tajikistan)

Shaheen Asmayee from Afghanistan vs Khosilot from Tajikistan will make their debut in the competition when they play each other in Dushanbe this Tuesday, Shaheen is the first club from Afghanistan to play in an AFC competition, they´ve dominated the Afgan league and they´ve won it 3 times, Shaheen´s coach is Tajik, Boir Igamberdiev.

After doing an excellent campaign in the Tajik league last year finishing as runner-up now Khosilot wants to become a protagonist in the competition, Khosilot is now part of the list of Tajik clubs that have take part in the AFC Cup after Regar TadAZ, Ravshan, FK Khudjand and Istiklol have participated in previous years.




Dordoi Bishkek vs Balkan (Turkmenistan)

Venue: Akhmatbek Suyinbaev Stadium, Osh, Kyrgyzstan
2nd Leg: February 7

This match is a clash between 2 traditional and successful Central Asian teams, Dordoi returns to the AFC Cup after 2 years of absence, their last preliminary match of Drdoi was against another Turkmen club, Ahal who went to reach the group stage in that year and Dordoi lost that match in Ashgabat 1-0 now they will receive Balkan in Osh, rather than in their traditional stadium that is the Spartak stadium in Bishkek

Balkan will play for the second time in a row the AFC Cup, last year they lost in the qualifying playoff 2-0 vs Al Wahda from Syria, they´re well remembered for always featuring in the now defunct AFC President´s Cup and their biggest success was  winning that competition in 2013.

Balkan now is part of the list of Turkmen clubs that will play AFC Cup after Ahal, FC Merw. MTTU Ashgabat and Altyn Asyr


Sarreguemines FC parcours en Coupe de France 2016-17



Sarreguemines FC will play for the 3rd time in a row vs a Ligue 2 team, this time Chamois Niortais, this is the most important match in their history and they are looking forward to ptogress to the best 16 teams of the tournament, a stage that they hasn´t reached yet but if they win vs Niort they will be in that stage for the first time in their history.

Here is all their campaign so far in the tournament




SAMEDI 12 NOVEMBRE 2016 – 18:00

SAMEDI 3 DÉCEMBRE 2016 – 18:00

Round of 32 (9th round)

Samedi Janvier 7 2017
Sarreguemines 2-1 Stade de Reims

Exploring Alsace: Sélestat, France!

Erin Elsewhere

So on Saturday a friend and I took the train from Strasbourg to Selestat, France with every intention of catching a Navette bus to Chateau Haut-Koenigsbourg. Little did we know, however, the castle as seasons, and it was closed! Since we came all the way here though, we explored the town of Selestat a for a few hours before grabbing a train back. So here’s what we did! (Note: there is more to do than what we did! I will add a footnote mentioning other possible things to see at the end of the post).

  • Chateau-d’eauchateau-deau
    • To be Honest, there isn’t really much history behind this one. It is literally just a water tower that began construction in the late 1800s and finished in the early 1900s due to a need for clean drinking water. It’s picturesque though, right?
  • La Tour d’Horloge/Tour Neuvetour sel.jpg
    • This clock tower with many names (“Clock…

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Weekend review

RB Leipzig 2-1 Hoffenheim

OGC Nice 3-1 EA Guingamp

Nice continue as League 1 leaders

Angers 2-1 FC Metz

Nimes 2-2 Racing Strasbourg

1. FC Nürnberg 1-2 Dynamo Dresden

Würzburg Kickers 1-1 Eintracht Braunschweig

Erzgebirge Aue 2-1 FC Heidenheim


Paderborn 0-1 MSV Duisburg

VfL Osnabrück  3-0 Preussen Münster

FC Hansa Rostock 0-0 Jahn Regensburg

FSV Zwickau 1-0 Mainz 05 II

Hallescher FC 1-0 Rot Weiss Erfurt

FSV Frankfurt 0-0 Holstein Kiel

Fortuna Köln 2-1  1.FC Magdeburg

CAF Africa Cup of Nations Quarterfinals

Egypt 1-0 Morocco

Burkina Faso 2-0 Tunisia

DR Congo 1-2 Ghana

Senegal 0-0 Cameroun, Cameroun won 5-4 on penalties

Ski jumping in Willingen

Tatjana Hüfner ist Rodeln Weltmeisterinnen

Andreas Wellinger won the ski jumping competition in Wellingen, Hesse, 2nd victory in World Cup

Handball World Championship Final

France won their 6th title after beating Norway 33-26

AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers


Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan got very interesting groups and all 3 will look to qualify for the final tournament that will take part in UAE in 2019,

In Group A Kyrgyzstan really got an accesible group also because they´rehaving a great level and they have improved a lot also they´re having an excellent performance so far in this qualifiers and all these things make them one of the favorites in their group to qualify for the 2019 finals.

In that same group India is also one of the other favorites to qualify, Indian football is passing for a great moment now, just recently Bengaluru played the AFC Cup final vs Air Force from Iraq and now they will play the ACL2017 qualifiers and Mohun Bagan will play AFC Cup this year.

Macau can be a surprise in this group having as background their recent participation in the AFC Solidarity Cup in Malaysia where they finished as runner up but they left a good impression because of their amazing performance and great level of playing.

For Macau its an historic opportunity that im sure they won´t waste as they will have more matches to play this year and all in a great level of competition


In Group E Turkmenistan got a very good draw, on paper Chinese Taipei and Singapore seems to be no problem but them but mainly Singapore will be the key team to beat if Turkmenistan want to qualify and return again to a final phase of Asian Cup, Bahrain looks to be the hard opponent for them as they are an experienced team and in 2004 they were semifinalists of the tournament that took place in China, on paper the favorites to qualify for the final phase are Bahrain and Turkmenistan as both are the strongest teams in that group.

In Group F Tajikistan also got a good and very interesting draw, last time they played each other was in the now defunct AFC Challenge Cup in Nepal in 2012, in that tournament Philippines won 2-1 against the Tajiks. In this qualifying group both part as favorites to qualify for the final phase but there is Nepal and Yemen, 2 teams that are not strong as the Filipinos and Tajiks but that they will look challenge them and will try to get a positive result against them.

Group B and C are very interesting and attractive, Afghanistan have a real challenge against very experienced teams like Jordan and Vietnam, one of their most important results so far was the 4th place in he 2014 Challenge Cup, now this time they will look for some inspiration to defy the odds and fight for win a place in 2019 final phase.

Afghanistan will play against vs Cambodia, both teams played each other in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 2nd round.


ACL2017 Premilinary Round: Global FC 2-0 Tampines Rovers


Global FC from Philippines recorded an historic win vs Tampines Rovers in the opening of the ACL2017 Premilinary round

In their first appearance in the competition Global respected their home by defeating the Singaporeans, for Tampines they returned again to Philippines after the last time they played last year vs Ceres La Salle.

It was the 2nd defeat in a row for Tampines in the same preliminary round, last year they lost in this same stage vs Mohun Bagan in India.

AFC Cup 2017

A new season starts and also a new era for the competition, a new format and many historic debuts will happen starting for the historic debut of an Afghan club in AFC competitions, Shaheen Asmayee have the honour of being the first representant from Afghanistan not only in the AFC Cup also in an AFC competition and they will play against another debutant, Khosilot from Tajikistan.

Also another historic debut will be from Kigwancha from DPR Korea and the historic and traditional clubof April 25 returns to an AFC Competition, they and Kigwancha will play directly from the group stage.

Colombo FC and Thimpu City from Bhutan, Magwe from Myanmar, Ceres Negros from Philippines and Lanexang United from Laos will make their historic debuts too in this new edition of the competition.

Alay Osh from Kyrgyzstan will compete for the 2nd time in the competition

Many teams that competed in the former AFC President´s Cup will feature in this edition, Taiwan Power Company, Tatung, Dordoi Bishkek, Balkan from Turkmenistan, Phnom Penh Crown, Erchim, Abahani Dhaka from Bangladesh

AFC Champions League 2017

A new era starts in Asian football as the ACL2017 promises to be an exciting tournament

This edition will see the  historic debut in the premilinary round of Yadanarbon from Myanmar, Global FC from Philippines and Eastern from Hong Kong and also the return from Jeju United from Korea Republic and Al Taawoun from Saudi Arabia in the group stage.

Lokomotiv Tashkent is the only Uzbek representant in the group stage Bunyodkor and Nasaf will start their road to the group stage from the premiliminary round