FRANCE thread

ThomasGOAL

Retired Footballer
15 March 2003
France
France Thread

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Wesh bien ou bien ?


Coach :
Laurent Blanc

Goalkeepers :
23 - Cedric Carrasso (Girondins de Bordeaux)
1 - Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyonnais)
16 - Steve Mandanda (Olympique de Marseille)

Defenders :
22 - Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
2 - Mathieu Debuchy (Lille)
3 - Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
21 - Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
5 - Philippe Mexès (Milan AC)
4 - Adil Rami (Valencia)
13 - Anthony Réveillère (Olympique Lyonnais)

Midfields :
6 - Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle)
18 - A. Diarra (Olympique de Marseille)
15 - Florent Malouda (Chelsea)
19 - Marvin Martin (Sochaux)
12 - Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain)
17 - Yann M'vila (Rennes)
11 - Samir Nasri (Manchester City)

Strikers :
20 - Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle)
10 - Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
9 - Olivier Giroud (Montpellier)
14 - Jérémy Ménez (Paris Saint-Germain)
7 - Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munchen)
8 - Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique de Marseille)


Friendly games :
France 3-2 Iceland
France 2-0 Serbia
France 4-0 Estonia
France 1-1 England
France 2-0 Ukraine
Next game : France vs Sweden
 
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gomito#10

World Cup Winner
9 May 2003
DC, USA
Can't wait, I will be in Provence for the first match and Paris for the second!!! Hoping les blues beat the snot out of the red coats!!!!
 

YoungGun_UK

20 TIMES!
12 July 2007
UK
Manchester United
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

France are a decent shout to go a long way, Benzema's had a great season upfront so I think he'll score when needed just not sure how good the defense is.
 

Damjan

World Cup Winner
16 July 2011
Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

France are underdogs this tournament, and I think it's an advantage. They've finally gotten rid of that moron Domenech and Blanc is a very good manager. Think they have a serious chance to atleast reach the semi-finals.
 

Rantboy

International
27 December 2002
Fluminense FC / Arsenal
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

That's a strong team! It's a shame Sagna is injured...
But this team has great chances and the best thing is that Domenech is not the manager.

How is M'Villa injury after the Serbia friendly? Will he still play in other games after England?
 

ThomasGOAL

Retired Footballer
15 March 2003
France
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

How is M'Villa injury after the Serbia friendly? Will he still play in other games after England?
I think yes, it's just a big sprain, Alou Diarra play vs England, taller but slower.
 

PLF

Legend
2 August 2004
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

France has a great chance this year!

Great players and Laurent Blanc! They should easily be #1 in their group!
 

lazyForken

Championship
24 August 2007
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

PLF...they should be easily be number one in their group?

After those performance... I wont even be suprise if they finish bottom...

LOAD of talent but cant bring all those individualy together...

Benzema need to score goals otherwize this team have a big problem...
 

ThomasGOAL

Retired Footballer
15 March 2003
France
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

I a bit agree with lazyForken, it's good players (only Benzema and Ribery are big stars) but all together show nothing yet, win vs Brazil, England and Germany and still undefeated for maybe 20 last games, but we waiting for a good collectif, we see something good during the first half vs Serbia.
 

gerd

Retired Footballer
8 January 2002
Over the moon
KRC Genk, Spurs
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Laurent Blanc still hasn't convinced me as being the right man for France.
They do have the best kits of all teams, however...
 

bebo

Looking for a Manager
25 July 2005
Arsenal Thread
The Arsenal FC
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

poor mendes gets boooed, for making the wrong pass then scores ,but doesn`t really celebrate the goal he scored :COAT:

France seem to be enjoying more though :)) than from the WC debacle .
 

steevio_uk

Premiership
7 October 2003
West Ham
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Great team.

To be fair though, that picture is a bit gay.
 

ThomasGOAL

Retired Footballer
15 March 2003
France
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

what do u reckon will be the starting 11, thomas?

Maybe something like that

--------------Benzema----------------
Ribery--------------------------Menez
----------Nasri-----Cabaye-----------
--------------A.Diarra---------------
Evra-------Mexes------Rami----Debuchy
---------------Lloris(cap)-----------


I really want to see this one :

-----------------Giroud--------------
------------Benzema------------------
Ribery--------------------------Menez (or Ben Arfa)
------------------Cabaye-------------
-------------M'vila------------------
Clichy---Mexes---Koscielny----Debuchy
---------------Lloris(cap)-----------


I don't know if Blanc have bollock to get out Evra, this player it's a big joke, i don't understand Fergusson.
 
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gomito#10

World Cup Winner
9 May 2003
DC, USA
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Maybe something like that

--------------Benzema----------------
Ribery--------------------------Menez
----------Nasri-----Cabaye-----------
--------------A.Diarra---------------
Evra-------Rami------Mexes----Debuchy
---------------Lloris(cap)-----------


I really want to see this one :

-----------------Giroud--------------
------------Benzema------------------
Ribery--------------------------Menez (or Ben Arfa)
------------------Cabaye-------------
-------------M'vila------------------
Clichy---Koscielny---Mexes----Debuchy
---------------Lloris(cap)-----------


I don't know if Blanc have bollock to get out Evra, this player it's a big joke, i don't understand Fergusson.
in his old age possibly, but evra when healthy and playing in good form is one of the best left backs over the last ten years in europe... IMO
 

Damjan

World Cup Winner
16 July 2011
Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Hope to see Koscielny start instead of Mexes, he is way better imo. Would love too see Giroud start too, lots of talk about him.:)
 

PLF

Legend
2 August 2004
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Rami should start. His partner it depends...
 

Damjan

World Cup Winner
16 July 2011
Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Yes, I would like to see Rami-Koscielny.
 

PLF

Legend
2 August 2004
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

I'd like that as well. Especially since Kosc is a little more 'mobile' than Mexes and more 'agile'. Rami is a big guy and so him and Kosc can complement each other nicely!

Anyway for me France have the biggest chance after the Big 3 favourites (Germany, Spain and Holland). This is a very strong squad and finally the team seems united under Laurent Blanc.

I wouldn't be surprised to see them go all the way and for Karim or Giroux to be among top goal scorers.
 

Kanouté

#NewEra
26 April 2008
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Rami is a beast in aerial challenges. He's one of the most dominants out there.
 

Aboutreika18

Too Black, Too Strong
5 September 2006
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Yeah, not really been that impressed with Mexès this season and he was poor in the Iceland friendly.

Although I think Blanc will keep him in anyway, he likes him a lot, especially the fact he can drive forward with the ball or play a killer pass from deep, which fits in well with Blanc's philosophy of playing out from the back.
 

lo zio

International
24 October 2005
Palermo
Re: France Thread - Allez les Bleus

Maybe something like that

--------------Benzema----------------
Ribery--------------------------Menez
----------Nasri-----Cabaye-----------
--------------A.Diarra---------------
Evra-------Mexes------Rami----Debuchy
---------------Lloris(cap)-----------


I really want to see this one :

-----------------Giroud--------------
------------Benzema------------------
Ribery--------------------------Menez (or Ben Arfa)
------------------Cabaye-------------
-------------M'vila------------------
Clichy---Mexes---Koscielny----Debuchy
---------------Lloris(cap)-----------
yeah, i also prefere your lineup, but like most in here, i'd have rami playing alongside koscielny. mexes is just too unreliable and like Sina said, rami-koscielny could turn out to be a very well balanced partnership.
as for evra, sure he might not be on his peak anymore, but like gomito said, on his day, he still remains a fantastic leftback.
i gotta say, the more i look at that lineup, the more i like it. i can't very well comment on the team, as i haven't watched france playing in ages, but let's just say i wouldn't be surprised if france had a great tournament. ;)

i take it m'vila is gonna make it in time then? :))
 
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