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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
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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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