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Luzenac: The fairy tale of a village team in Le Championnet

Luzenac: Defying the odds in French football.

Luzenac: Defying the odds in French football.

It’s a story somewhat reminiscent of Wimbledon Football Club in England. The club from a town better known for a game with racquets, who came from humble non-league beginnings to compete at the highest level of English football. Yes, they fell all the way back down again, but at least they proved that a dream can be achieved. Now, in France, a small Pyrenean village football club – population approximately 650 – are threatening to build a story of their own. That is, however, if the authorities allow them to do so. Continue reading →