2012–13 in French football

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Football in France
Season 2012–13
Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain
Ligue 2 AS Monaco
Championnat National Créteil
Coupe de France Bordeaux
Coupe de la Ligue Saint-Étienne
Trophée des Champions Olympique Lyonnais
2011–12
France
2013–14

The 2012–13 season is the 108th overall season of football and the 80th season of competitive professional football in France.

The men's French national team began play on 15 August 2012 contesting a friendly match against Uruguay. The team also began contesting qualification matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The men's youth international teams also began playing qualification matches for their yearly European Championship tournament. Les Espoirs will conclude its qualification campaign for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, while the under-19 and under-17 teams will play qualification matches for the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, respectively. Similarly, the women will conclude its qualification campaign for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.

News[edit]

Broadcast rights[edit]

On 23 June 2011, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) confirmed that French television channel Canal+ had acquired four television packages for the next four seasons beginning with the 2012–13 and ending with the 2015–16 season.[1] The organization also announced that independent broadcaster Al Jazeera had acquired two packages. The combined deals are valued at €510 million per season.[2]

Schedule[edit]

To coincide with the new television rights deal, the LFP announced that the match days would be re-arranged. Beginning with the 2012–13 season, there will be one match played on Friday night at 21:00. On Saturday, a match will be contested at 17:00. At 19:00, four matches will be played and that will be followed by a match at 21:00. On Sunday, the early match will be played at 14:00. This will be followed by a match at 19:00. Finally, at 21:00, the match day will conclude with the showcase match.[1]

Supercup in the United States[edit]

On 5 April 2012, the Ligue de Football Professionnel announced that, for the fourth consecutive season, the Trophée des champions will be held on international soil. The match will be played in Harrison, New Jersey in the United States at the Red Bull Arena and will be contested by the winner of Ligue 1 and the winner of the Coupe de France. The match will be played on 28 July 2012. Like the previous three years, the idea will be to promote French football abroad, but this time more specifically in the United States.[3][4]

DNCG rulings[edit]

Ligue 2[edit]

On 11 July 2012, following a preliminary review of each club's administrative and financial accounts in Ligue 2, the DNCG ruled that Le Mans would be relegated to the Championnat National.[5] Following the announcement, Le Mans president Henri Legarda announced that the club would appeal the decision stating the "shareholders will play their part and the club will go after every possible step to restore its rightful place in the sport."[6]

National[edit]

On 12 June 2012, following a preliminary review of each club's administrative and financial accounts in the Championnat National, the DNCG ruled that Cherbourg would be relegated to the Championnat de France amateur due to the club possessing a financial debt of €200,000.[7][8] Following the announcement, Cherbourg president Gérard Gohel announced that the club would appeal the decision.[9] On 5 July, the DNCG reversed its decision to relegate Cherbourg after the club gained the €200,000 required to remain in the division.[10]

Managerial changes[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Incoming head coach Date of
appointment
Position
in table
Nice France René Marsiglia Fired 21 May 2012[11] Off-season France Claude Puel 24 May 2012[12] Off-season
Brest France Corentin Martins Mutual consent 31 May 2012 Off-season France Landry Chauvin 31 May 2012[13] Off-season
Ajaccio France Olivier Pantaloni Resigned 14 June 2012[14] Off-season France Alex Dupont 22 June 2012[15] Off-season
Marseille France Didier Deschamps Mutual consent 2 July 2012[16] Off-season France Elie Baup 4 July 2012[17] Off-season
Evian Uruguay Pablo Correa Sacked 3 September 2012[18] 18th France Pascal Dupraz 3 September 2012 18th

Ligue 2[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Incoming head coach Date of
appointment
Position
in table
AS Monaco Italy Marco Simone Fired 19 May 2012[19] Off-season Italy Claudio Ranieri 30 May 2012[20] Off-season
Dijon France Patrice Carteron Mutual consent 24 May 2012[21] Off-season France Olivier Dall'Oglio 1 June 2012[22] Off-season
Nîmes France Thierry Froger End of contract 25 May 2012[23] Off-season France Victor Zvunka 1 June 2012[24] Off-season
Nantes France Landry Chauvin Joined Brest 31 May 2012[25] Off-season Armenia Michel Der Zakarian 1 June 2012[26] Off-season
Clermont Armenia Michel Der Zakarian Resigned 30 May 2012[27] Off-season France Régis Brouard 7 June 2012[28] Off-season
Caen France Franck Dumas Resigned 13 June 2012 Off-season France Patrice Garande 18 June 2012[29] Off-season
Gazélec Ajaccio France Dominique Veilex Mutual consent 1 August 2012[30] 15th France Jean-Michel Cavalli 6 August 2012[31] 18th
Tours Germany Peter Zeidler Fired 21 August 2012[32] 20th France Bernard Blaquart 21 August 2012 20th

National[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Incoming head coach Date of
appointment
Position
in table
Rouen France Emmanuel Da Costa Mutual consent 18 May 2012 Off-season France Didier Ollé-Nicolle 30 May 2012[33] Off-season
Quevilly France Régis Brouard Joined Clermont 30 May 2012[28] Off-season France Laurent Hatton 6 June 2012[34] Off-season
Paris Cameroon Alain Mboma Resigned 18 May 2012 Off-season France Olivier Guillou 22 June 2012[35] Off-season
Boulogne France Pascal Plancque Mutual consent 7 June 2012[36] Off-season France Georges Tournay 23 June 2012[37] Off-season
Fréjus Saint-Raphaël France Charly Paquille Mutual consent 18 May 2012 Off-season France Michel Estevan 1 July 2012[38] Off-season
Amiens France Ludovic Batelli Resigned 30 June 2012[39] Off-season France Francis De Taddeo 1 July 2012[40] Off-season
Paris France Olivier Guillou Fired 5 October 2012 18th France Alexandre Monier 5 October 2012[41] 18th

Transfers[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Winner Details Match Report
Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain 2012–13 Ligue 1
Ligue 2 AS Monaco 2012–13 Ligue 2
Championnat National US Créteil 2012–13 Championnat National
Championnat de France amateur USL Dunkerque 2012–13 Championnat de France Amateur Group A
Championnat de France amateur US Raon-l'Étape 2012–13 Championnat de France Amateur Group B
Championnat de France amateur US Colomiers 2012–13 Championnat de France Amateur Group C
Championnat de France amateur Vendée Luçon 2012–13 Championnat de France Amateur Group D
Championnat de France amateur 2 2012–13 Championnat de France amateur 2
Division 1 Féminine Olympique Lyonnais 2012–13 Division 1 Féminine
Coupe de France Girondins de Bordeaux 2012–13 Coupe de France
Coupe de la Ligue Saint-Étienne 2012–13 Coupe de la Ligue Report
Coupe de France Féminine 2012–13 Coupe de France Féminine
Coupe Gambardella Girondins de Bordeaux 2012–13 Coupe Gambardella
Trophée des Champions Olympique Lyonnais 2012 Trophée des Champions

International competitions[edit]

Men's[edit]

Team / Competition UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League
Montpellier Group stage Qualification yet to be determined
Paris Saint-Germain Group stage Qualification yet to be determined
Lille Group stage Qualification yet to be determined
Lyon Did not qualify Group stage
Bordeaux Did not qualify Group stage
Marseille Did not qualify Group stage

Women's[edit]

Team / Competition UEFA Women's Champions League
Lyon Round of 32
Juvisy Round of 32

National teams[edit]

France[edit]

Friendly

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Friendly

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Friendly

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Last updated: 16 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation

France (women's)[edit]

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualification

Friendly

Last updated: 24 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation

France U-21[edit]

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

Friendly

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification playoffs

Last updated: 16 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-21 Schedule

France U-20[edit]

Four Nations Tournament

Friendly

Last updated: 24 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-20 Schedule

France U-19[edit]

Friendly

2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship First Round qualification

Last updated: 24 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-19 Schedule

France U-18[edit]

Friendly

2012 Tournio de Limoges

Last updated: 24 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-18 Schedule

France U-17[edit]

2013 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship First Round qualification

Friendly

Last updated: 24 October 2012
Source: Federation U-17 Schedule

France U-16[edit]

Friendly

2012 Tournio du Val-de-Marne

Last updated: 24 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-16 Schedule

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

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