France 3 Pays de la Loire mobilizes this Saturday, May 7, to let you experience the final of the 105th edition of the French Football Cup, which will take place from Nantes to Nice: a 100% football evening with a special page in our news followed from 7 p.m. to 7:55 pm of a special broadcast live from the Stade de France in collaboration with France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.
1979, 1999, 2000… 2022? Will the Canary Islands, 22 years after winning the Coupe de France, lift the precious trophy for the 4th time in their history?
After an unexpected 3-1 win over PSG in the league on February 19 and after Monaco’s elimination on penalties on March 2, Antoine Kombouaré’s players took their place in the Coupe de France final.
This 2021-2022 season almost makes us forget the club’s difficult years after its last win in the Coupe de France in 2000 between defeats, descent to the second division and the recent waltz of coaches.
FC Nantes, currently 10th in the Ligue 1 standings, is betting a lot on this final. But the Nice Aiglons also hope to win this match, 25 years after their last title in this competition.
After knocking out PSG in the 1/8 final and OM in the 1/4, the Azureans put an end to the great adventure of FC Versailles, little thumb of the semi-final.
Which of the players of Christophe Galtier or the men of Antoine Kombouaré will leave the Stade de France with the cup?
Reports, interviews and guests can be found all week in our 19/20 to better understand the issues.
Pedro Chirivella explains to us the strengths of Nantes against Nice, the black beast of FC Nantes after 5 defeats from 5 matches.
Mickaël Landreau, former FC Nantes goalkeeper, looks back on his two victories in the Coupe de France in 1999 and 2000, but also on the choice of Alban Lafont as goalkeeper, who played all the matches of the championship instead of Rémy Descamps who allowed the club to reach the final thanks to his save in the penalty shootout and who played all the matches of the Coupe de France.
Don’t miss the unpublished documentary Antoine Kombouaré, the peaceful force © Merapi Productions. This documentary looks back on the career of the current coach of FC Nantes, an emblematic figure of French football.
Also find an issue of A Week in a Balloon special Coupe de France. On the program a piece of history with the report “Nantes and the Coupe de France, 3 victories and moments from history” but also interviews.
Rémy Descamps looks back on Nantes’ journey in the Coupe de France, Pédro Chirivella talks about Nantes’ strengths and assets against Nice and Dennis Appiah gives an update on FC Nantes’ season and emphasizes the essential role of coach Antoine Kombouaré.
Also focus on Quentin Merlin, revelation from FC Nantes. Finally #USBFOOT answers the question everyone is asking: why is Nantes playing in yellow and green?
France 3 Pays de la Loire mobilizes its teams and gives you two appointments on Saturday, May 7: at 7 p.m., special edition of 19/20 Pays de la Loire starting live from the Stade de France, and at 7:55 p.m. on France 3 Pays de la Loire and France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur special broadcast to experience the atmosphere near the Stade de France in Paris with the supporters of Nice and Nantes. But also duplexes with the public in cities such as the Cours Saint-Pierre fanzone in Nantes.
Anthony Brulez and Jean-Bernard Vitiello also receive guests a few minutes before kick-off to understand the stakes of the match, such as Éric Roy, former Nice player and coach commenting on this final or an interview with Marama Vahirua, former striker known from Nantes, who now serves as a youth coach in Nice.
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In the event of a victory for FC Nantes, France will mobilize 3 Pays de la Loire on Sunday, May 8 to offer content in its JT 12/13 and 19/20, as well as a special broadcast in the afternoon.
All our content dedicated to FC Nantes and the Coupe de France final can be found at pdl.france3.fr