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Can the "old guys" be trusted?
Incompetent coaching, slow games, no strategy and no leadership on the field, a chaotic tournament that reminds us of the 2002 debacle. Should the old French players be blamed?
NETHERLANDS - FRANCE
Les Bleus on Oranje alert
After a lifeless match against Romania, France faces The Netherlands’ formidable Oranje. This evening’s match will reveal the two teams’ real pretentions for the tournament after their initial matches.
Melvin Dia Moukori
FRANCE - ITALY
The captains' curse
In Africa, we would accuse hermits; in Europe we call it plain bad luck. Days before the Euro 2008 kicks-off, France’s Les Bleus and World Cup Champions Italy faced a major blow.
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