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France

From the brilliant and the sexy to the romantic and the tragic, French football has a history as rich and varied as anywhere on planet earth - and a number of stories…

Eric Cantona: the maverick

MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE BEEN BLESSED with a number of classy players over the course of their history but few have been as loved at Old Trafford as Frenchman, Eric Cantona. The classy…

Eric Cantona: a life of loneliness and love

Illustration by Dave Flanagan IT IS THE SUMMER OF 1978 in the baking heat of a Marseille suburb, and AS Caillolais are 1-0 down to title rivals Vivaux-Marronniers. Only a win will…

Eric Cantona: the early French years

Like a raging bull who had just seen flashes of red, he charged over the advertising board and embedded his studs into the chest of Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons. It was the…

Eric Cantona: the making of a legend

Part I: Eric Cantona: the early French years The making of Cantona the legend in England actually started with an ill-fated and short-lived spell at Sheffield Wednesday. Cantona didn’t feel right at Hillsborough and…