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French members enter Coupe de France

AS Dragon will travel to France for their Coupe de France encounter. Credit: OFC via Massimo Colombini

The 7th Round of the Coupe de France will see two Oceania clubs enter the fray with 2018 OFC Champions League participants AS Magenta of New Caledonia and AS Dragon of Tahiti set to take on France-based opponents.

The draw was held earlier this week in France, with Coupe de Calédonie victors Magenta set to welcome AF Bobigny – a side currently ranked 14th of 16 in Group D of the National 2 division.

The side’s record bodes well for one of New Caledonia’s most successful clubs, with Bobigny having won just one match from nine, while conceding 16 goals compared with just seven scored.

Magenta meanwhile is coming into the 17th November match at Stade Numa Daly having just completed the double – Coupe de Calédonie and Super Ligue titles.

Tahiti’s Dragon will make the long journey to France for their Coupe de France encounter where they are set to play FC Versailles 78.

The club’s home base is Stade de Montbauron and it is an official training centre for the French Football Federation (FFF) with past players including Thierry Henry and Hatem Ben Arfa. FC Versailles 78 were Division d’Honneur champions in 2017 and are currently playing in National 3 Division.

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