Discussion in 'Soccer' started by gary69, Jul 4, 2018.
Oh they were good, but weren't given a chance. Cantona, Papin and Ginola weren't invited.
I wasnt a big fan of all these strikes (Papin and Cantona were old didnt even remember they still played for France 1998.
This French team is better on the counter but not offensively.
It simply is not true. The 98 team was absolutely catastrophic offensively.
I would like to see this team against Cafu,Rivaldo,Ronaldo,Leonardo and Roberto Carlos.
Yeah i remember some of the games were boring to watch too. Teams parked the bus against France. Thats hard for any team. And dont forget France had much pressure in the home Country. I bet near everybody would prefer to see the 1998 team (not only the WC performence) with Zidane and Deschamps.
Well, not me.
2000 team was amazing. 98 team lucked out.
I dont see a differnce. It was the same team with the same players.
Take a look at the games then.
France played with Trez/Henry/Anelka with Djorkaeff, Pires and Zidane passing. Wiltord was on the bench.
They still were amazing defensively, but were explosive offensively.
Great great team.
France ALL THE WAY on Sunday. Allez Les Bleus!
30% of the people here picked England smh
Glad a team I like will win
This post is very revealing.
The Spanish team from 8 years ago would beat a couple of WC champions. And there would be little shame in it.
The play a similar game with now with worse defense and better strikers. Not surprising considering who is coach.
Not that France didn't deserve to win...although I felt Croatia was a the better side outside of that 10 minute stretch when France punched them in the mouth & nabbed the 3rd n 4th goals...but I am disappointed that they were rewarded for their lack of ambition. Barely playing Fekir, not even bringing Rabiot, their 3 destroyer midfield, playing exclusively on the counter, etc.
They could've been even stronger if they knew how to play a better style, but a title is a title so no frenchman will give a shit...and rightfully so, I still love our wins in '54, '80 & '90. But it would've been better for football if they had lost to a croatian side that played a lot more like I wanted Jogi to play us.
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