Seven Ile-de-France clubs are competing in the 8th round of the Coupe de France this weekend, the last step before the entry of the L1 teams.
Paris FC against Cayenne
Arrived in Metropolitan France on Sunday where they are in training in Lisses (Essonne), the Guyanese players of CSC Cayenne tried to tame the thermal shock before their match at Paris FC.
They are escorted by a well-known L1 pitches guide, Jean-Claude Darcheville, assistant coach of the team which scored the winning goal with Lorient against Bastia in the 2002 Coupe de France final.
"It can bring them more on the approach to the match, on small details, said Thierry Laurey, coach of Paris FC. It's a different football, the temperature difference will surprise them even if they have been there for a week. It is not a gift for them. I respect all my opponents, we will be careful with this Cayenne team. I watched their last game, there are quality players. I would feel like I'm doing my job poorly if I didn't prepare for this match like an L2 match. We must enforce the hierarchy because I do not want to make the headlines… ”The coach of the 5th of L2 will make a small turnover by leaving several holders at rest (Demarconnay, Siby, Chergui, Camara). The young Yoan Koré (17), international U17 should start in defense.
Beware of the trap for Créteil and Red Star
Badly in National, the Red Star and Créteil move among hierarchically inferior opponents.
But the trip to Corsica at Gazélec Ajaccio (downgraded to N3 for financial reasons) does not look like a piece of cake for the Red Star.
Habib Beye is deprived of Sparagna, Vialla (injured), Homawoo (suspended) and leaves Maes, Tokpa, Bosca and Butelle at rest.
In Sarrebourg, Créteil made debut his latest recruit, the Malian international Mahamadou N'Diaye, a 31-year-old central defender who passed through Guimarães, Troyes, Bali FC (Indonesia) and FUS Rabat (Morocco).
Linas-Montlhéry as he is two years old?
After his feat in the previous round against Dunkirk (L2), Linas-Montlhéry is one match of the 32nd final as he had two years ago when he faced PSG.
To achieve this, Linas had eliminated Évreux in the 8th round, an opponent he therefore found this Saturday.
“It's a trap game, we must not fall into overconfidence because we could go from very high, Évreux is a great team.
I even think it will be more difficult than against Dunkirk.
Compared to the match two years ago, Évreux will be thirsty for revenge, ”said midfielder Haris El Mouttaqi.
A derby of the 78 between Versailles and Poissy
This will be the big poster for Sunday.
Amateur leader of group A of N2, the ambitious Versailles, taken over by the real estate group City, faces its neighbor from Poissy.
“We are one game away from the 32nd finals.
The dream would be to win and then to face PSG in order to end the competition in apotheosis and then return to the championship ”, launches the new general manager Jean-Luc Arribart.
Finally, Chatou, petit Poucet from Ile-de-France (R1) receives Chartres, trained by Jean-Pierre Papin.
The match will take place in Poissy.
The program for the 8th round
Saturday, 6 p.m.
PARIS FC (L2) - CS Cayenne (R1 Guyana)
Sarrebourg (R1) - CRÉTEIL (Nat.)
GFC Ajaccio (N3) - RED STAR (Nat.)
LINAS-MONTLHERY (N3) - Évreux (N3)
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
VERSAILLES (N2) - POISSY (N2)
CHATOU (R1) - Chartres (N2)