AS Monaco are in rampant form but the principality club are mindful of the fact they have not won at home to FC Lorient in either of the last two seasons as the sides prepare to meet at the Stade Louis II on Sunday.
Sergio Conceiçao highlighted FC Nantes' work ethic after seeing his team beat SM Caen to register a fourth straight win under his tenure; opposite number Patrice Garande lamented his team's Ligue 1 travel sickness.
FDJ®, A COMMITTED PARTNER OF THE LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel)
Since 2009, our partnership with the LFP has been based on essential shared values: respect for the rules and equal opportunities / chance. In 2013, FDJ® and the LFP jointly constructed the bases of a new sports partnership model, combining the traditional marketing dimension with a strong focus on sports values, in two complementary sections: "Integrity" and "Society".
The purpose of the "Integrity" section is to remind people of specific rules (ban on sportspeople betting on certain matches, for instance) and to ensure that everyone involved in sport, and the general public, is aware of the risks of manipulating sports events through betting.
The partnership with FDJ® also includes a "Society" section, focusing on actions aimed at developing social responsibility in football.
Since 1997, HTC is the worldwide leader in high technologies. Renowned for its innovative smartphones, HTC offers today a wide range of products in Smartphones, Connected Devices and Virtual Reality. For three seasons and a half, HTC became last January the technology partner of the LFP and all its competitions: Ligue 1, Domino’s Ligue 2, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des Champions. With several marketing activations and a genuine experience as a “Foot Reporter” - possibility to watch the match on the sidelines - , HTC has brought through this partnership its significant values such as Excellence, Passion and Innovation.
For the coming season, HTC aspires to gather all the football fans of the different clubs in integrating a digital platform on www.football.fr. For more information, please click on the following link to visit our website
About Adidas Football
Adidas is the global leader in football. It is the official sponsor / official supplier partner of the most important football tournaments in the world, such as the FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA Confederations Cup, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA European Championships.
As an official partner of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), Adidas supplies the official Ligue 1® match ball, which results from the close collaboration of Adidas Group’s global experts and the LFP.
Adidas also sponsors some of the world’s top clubs including Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea and AC Milan. Some of the world’s best players also on the Adidas roster are Leo Messi, Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale, Thomas Müller, Luis Suárez, James Rodríguez, Diego Costa and Mesut Özil. www.adidas.fr/football
« All referees »/ « Tous arbitres » with La Poste
Referees, as well as postmen are reliable and involved actors who are entrusted with a service utility mission. They act everywhere across France for the well-being of the population.
La Poste has been working daily since 2007 along with federations and football, rugby, handball and basket-ball leagues in order to enhance the “Tous abitres” program which embraces a valorization of the referee function, the support of these men and women serving the game, and the generation of new vocations.
A useful, sustainable and concrete commitment towards referees:
• A continuous support throughout the year with one high spot : the National Referee Days (les Journées Nationales de l’Arbitrage)
• A digital media presence to keep in touch with the young generation: www.tousarbitres.fr Facebook, YouTube, Twitter
• Yearly innovative initiatives: documentaries, free application, book, web series, “kop arbitres” operation.
Some figures of La Poste
• 260 000 co-workers
• 17 000 contact points across the country
• 23.04 billion of net sales in 2014