'France' Category

French NT: Training Report


Samir Nasri better be more careful or he’ll end up with a strained forehead. Image: Getty Images/Daylife.

Unlike England, the French NT are surprisingly free from controversy and poor clothing decisions at the moment. And, if these pictures from their training session at Clairefontaine yesterday are to be believed, they are approaching their Euro 2012 qualifier against Luxembourg on Saturday with a killer combo of humour and cuteness – a policy we heartily endorse.


Nike’s New France Away Kit: One Stripe Too Many?


Image and video via soccerbible.com

It was announced way back in 2008 that Nike was going to be designing the French National Team’s kits from 2011-2018 and we totally forgot about it waited with baited breath to see the results.

The home kit was unveiled in January and while it is simple and nice, it is not nearly as tight as the Adidas kit Les Bleus sported during the 2010 World Cup. In the eyes of millions and millions of Kickettes around the globe, this is a potential fail. READ MORE

Midweek Friendlies: Assertive Ab Adventures


Image courtesy of Kickette reader NK. Thanks!

You see the image above? This picture of Danny Agger and his abs was taken by a Kickette Soldier Girl present at the Denmark vs. England game last night. There were other photos, but unfortunately our gal’s next move was to leap the hoardings and race towards Danny, brandishing a bottle of tanning oil and a copy of ‘Tattoo Monthly’ and she was brought down by five burly security men before any contact could be made.  Her camera was damaged in the melee, as well as Danny’s shorts and a couple of innocent bystanders suffered facial scratching.


The Midweek Mmm: Yoann Gourcuff, France


You best be stayin’ alert, Kickettes, because before you know it this man will be jockeying for another ride on our Finest Five merry-go-’round. Thoughts on who he should replace? Image: FFF.fr

International Friendly Preparation: The Truth


No Sergio, you haven’t got away with it. Our verdict on your hairdo is coming soon. Image: Getty Images/Daylife.

The controversy surrounding international friendlies during the season has raged on for so long now, we would have got bored of it if we had cared in the first place. We have no space in our lives for debates on whether players are tired, whether the the games are unnecessary and the criticism of team managers for making too many substitutions, not enough substitutions, playing the wrong formation or using an umbrella. Depending on how their team performs, of course.