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FC Pau coming to Noumea

French National Championship side FC Pau will make the long journey to New Caledonia next month for the 7th Round of the Coupe de France.

While Magenta won their tenth Coupe de Caledonie title at the weekend in a penalty-shootout victory over Hienghene Sport, the match was marred with controversy.

Hienghene have lodged an appeal with FCF, and therefore the side which will take on FC Pau is yet to be confirmed.

For the side coming from France’s Pyrénées Atlantique region the upcoming encounter on the other side of the world is an exciting prospect.

“It will be, without doubt, the furtherest we will travel in the history of our club,” a FC Pau representative was quoted as saying following the draw on Wednesday.

The last club to travel to New Caledonia for the Coupe de France was CFA side Trélissac, which beat Magenta 3-0.

Last year it was Hienghene who made the trip to Fance to play CFA2 club Epernay, a close match which the Caledonian side lost 3-2.

FC Pau is currently sitting in 14th place in the National Championship with two wins, four draws and four defeats. They’ve scored 11 goals and conceded 15.

The match, in which the winner will progress to the next round of the Coupe de France, will take place at Stade Numa Daly on 12 November at 3pm.

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