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Euro 2012 preview: France

June 6, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: France

Whatever happens at this tournament, Euro 2012 will be an improvement on the sheer embarrassment of World Cup 2010 for France. The off-field problems meant it was almost impossible to determine how good a side France could have been, and therefore it’s difficult to judge how well Laurent Blanc has performed.¬†But then, repairing the...
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France 1-1 Bosnia: Bosnia dominate first half, France lucky to get back in the game late on

October 12, 2011
France 1-1 Bosnia: Bosnia dominate first half, France lucky to get back in the game late on

Bosnia were 15 minutes from topping the group, but Samir Nasri’s late penalty put France into Euro 2012.
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France 0-1 Belarus: A compact Belarus side with a classic smash and grab

September 5, 2010
France 0-1 Belarus: A compact Belarus side with a classic smash and grab

A disastrous start for Laurent Blanc, in his  first competitive game as France manager.
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Mexico 2-0 France: Organised v disorganised

June 18, 2010
Mexico 2-0 France: Organised v disorganised

Tactics can only explain a team’s victories or defeats to a certain extent – this awful French performance was quite clearly a failing in terms of motivation, team spirit and countless other factors that aren’t directly concerned with strategy.
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Uruguay 0-0 France: no cohesion in attacking zones from either side

June 11, 2010
Uruguay 0-0 France: no cohesion in attacking zones from either side

Group A is wide open following the first round of matches, after a draw in both games. The earlier game was open and exciting throughout – this one started well but faded badly as the game went on.
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