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From the evidence of the first 89 and a bit minutes against England, it looked as thought France were going to make another disastrous start to a major Championship. After losing their opening game of the 2002 World Cup, 1-0 to Senegal, they looked set to repeat their feat. Only two last gasp ... Read review

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Community Level 6thespurs

thespurs

Solid start from the French

AdvantagesGreat strength and depth in the squad

DisadvantagesToo many individual players

"...England, it looked as thought France were going to make another disastrous start to a major Championship. After losing their opening game of the 2002 World Cup, 1-0 to Senegal, they looked set to repeat their feat. Only two last gasp goals from none other than Zinedine Zidane, sealed victory. The French have showed that they are one of the best sides in the world, as they were still capable of pulling a win out of the bag. The side didn't really ..." Read review
15.06.2004

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Community Level 1cinimodh

cinimodh

France The Greatest??

AdvantagesGood bet for the next World Cup.

Disadvantagesthey are French.

"Possibley the greatest team EVER. I know this is a big statement but they have quality at every position and depth in some. I always thought of Barthez as a bit of a clown, and I still think he punches too much, but at Euro 2000 he had a great tournament and with Toldo was the best keeper there. At the back they have three of the best defenders in the world at the moment and one who used to be. Blanc is that man and would still walk into most teams. ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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Community Level 1finster007

finster007

Why france are the best.

Advantagesfootballing academy's

Disadvantages

"Many people may now be asking after frances success in euro 2000 and the world cup 2 years ago, that why they have become such a world force? Well it is because they recognised around ten years ago the need for investing in the footballing talent in the country. Many footballing academys were set up to spot talent at a young age and nurture them through the ranks together and only now a decade later are the benefits been rieped. I feel that england ..." Read review
12.07.2000

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Community Level 1teekwang

teekwang

France proved us...

AdvantagesA lot of (very)young players

Disadvantageswhy Ginola is not in the team????(same question for cantona before he left!)

"...quiet enjoyable football so if france came out winner once more, it's nothing but their game! they got great players over-skilled (zidane, henry(youngest player of the final!but not the least...), dessailly, anelka(though he wasn't at it best in this competition)...) Although the 1st goal from wiltord came late(94'), it was well deserved because France was non-stop attacking for the last 30 mn. And finally, the goal signed Trezegue was just: outstanding ..." Read review
11.07.2000

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Community Level 4steveymacca

steveymacca

what can i say!?!

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"...the two years between them france have dramatically improved and i am just hoping that england can do the same in time for 2002. ..." Read review
16.09.2000

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