RC Strasbourg, fútbol en una región con alma

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Alsacia es una región particular. O lo era, porque desde hace poco más de un año se unió a otras dos para formar el Gran Este, ahora la cuarta región más grande de Francia. Cambios, esa es la palabra que describe a esta histórica región. Con casi 2 millones de habitantes, esta pintoresca zona fronteriza con Alemania ha sido objeto de múltiples luchas territoriales.

Pero Alsacia sigue siendo una región histórica y cultural de gran importancia. Su capital, Estrasburgo, es el centro neurálgico de la zona. Con más de 700.000 habitantes destaca por su imponente Catedral, por los miles de estudiantes que pueblan sus calles, y por ser sede de varias instituciones europeas, como el Parlamento. Y hasta hace unos años, por su equipo de fútbol, el Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace.

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Córcega: La envidia del fútbol Francés.

Fútbol Desde Francia.

Poco más de 300.000 son los habitantes que tiene la isla, divididos en 2 Departamentos: Corse-du-Sud (Capital Ajaccio) y Haute-Corse (Capital Bastia), que presumen de tener equipos en todas las categorías del fútbol galo. El fútbol corso vive un momento dulce, las cosas desde la misma federación corsa se están haciendo bien, los equipos pequeños de la isla cada vez son más competitivos, basados en una cantera sólida y con mucho futuro.

Los hitos del fútbol corso se remontan al año 1978 cuando el SC de Bastia consiguió llegar a la final de la Copa de la UEFA aunque la terminó perdiendo por 3-0 con el PSV Eindhoven;en el año 1981, “Les Bleus” consiguieron alzarse con la Copa de Francia, el título de mayor trascendencia ganado por un equipo corso y en la temporada 1997 gana la extinta Copa Intertoto. Todo ello hace que el SC Bastia sea el “gallito”…

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Racing Strasbourg comeback in Ligue 1!

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This weekend will mark the return of one of the most importants clubs in France, Racing Strasbourg, the Alsace region who were for years hungry of Ligue 1 action and now their dream has come true, Racing will open their campaign visiting Lyon with the base of the team who won the Ligue 2 but also with many new players.

In all their friendly matches they have recorded very good results and they are invict.

From the last time when they were in the 1st division until today a lot of things have changed, the classical opponents that Racing will face have now new stadiums and also many big world class stars but Racing is prepared for that, their main objetive is to maintain the category, to stay in Ligue 1 and then they will look to qualify to a European competition.

 

The new world

Racing Strasbourg is back in the Ligue 1!!!

RCS in English

It’s a return to a world that anyone younger than 10 years old hasn’t experienced. A world that the older generation will see once again, probably a little quicker than they’d dared hope. The world of big cities, a heavenly body of noise, light and songs, coming back like a commotion with its delightful uproar that we had somewhat forgotten. We did visit Paris, Lyon and Marseille, but via the secret doorways of Red Star, Paris FC, Lyon Duchère and Marseille Consolat. We had to slip into the shadows of the suburbs in order to return to the monuments of French football and their new identities. In the past, we simply went to the Vélodrome and Gerland. From now on, we’ll be going to the Orange Vélodrome and the Groupama Stadium. The only assurance we can have at this point is that we’re coming back to a world that has…

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The new world

Racing Strasbourg is back in the Ligue 1!!!

RCS in English

It’s a return to a world that anyone younger than 10 years old hasn’t experienced. A world that the older generation will see once again, probably a little quicker than they’d dared hope. The world of big cities, a heavenly body of noise, light and songs, coming back like a commotion with its delightful uproar that we had somewhat forgotten. We did visit Paris, Lyon and Marseille, but via the secret doorways of Red Star, Paris FC, Lyon Duchère and Marseille Consolat. We had to slip into the shadows of the suburbs in order to return to the monuments of French football and their new identities. In the past, we simply went to the Vélodrome and Gerland. From now on, we’ll be going to the Orange Vélodrome and the Groupama Stadium. The only assurance we can have at this point is that we’re coming back to a world that has…

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Historic! Nice, FC Astana, Rijeka and Qarabag are in the Champions League playoffs!

Historic moments has happened in this 3rd qualifying round stage of the UEFA Champions League because some modest teams have reached the playoffs stage for the first time in their history and also have recorded a milestone in the football history of their country as its the case of FC Astana.

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Nice produced a massive shock by eliminating Ajax who were finalist last season in the UEFA Europa League and they have qualified for the first time in their history to the playoffs, the Champions League anthem will be heard in the Allianz Riviera for the first time since it was constructed some years ago.

With this qualification to the playoffs Nice continues their tradition of playing in the most important European club competition, they were 2 times quarterfinalists of this competitions almost 60 years ago.

What it is true is that for the 2nd season in a row Nice will play group stage of European football either Champions or Europa League.

Qarabag surprised everyone by reaching the playoffs defeating Sheriff Tiraspol who were also favorites and who reached the playoffs 2 times

Qarabag becomes the first club from Azerbaijan who reaches this stage for the first time in their history, they have been enjoying a notable run in European competitions since some seasons ago, last season they played the UEFA Europa League group stage

Promoted teams that will play 1st division in 2016-17 season

Germany: VfB Stuttgart (2.Liga Meister) , Hannover 96

Spain: Levante UD, Girona CF, Getafe

France: Racing Strasbourg, Amiens SC, ESTAC Troyes

Russia: Dinamo Moskva, SKA Khabarovsk, FC Tosno,

Italy: Benevento, SPAL, Hellas Verona

England: Brighton, Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United