France National Team
The France national team has actually missed out on the last four World Cup championships. 2010 will mark their first entrance to the vaunted championships in a very long time and the team is undeniably excited, as are their stalwart fans. In addition, the team has some of the strongest players in the world on their side, so their chances for success at the World Cup seem quite good, actually. However, it remains to be seen if the team can shrug off the curse that seems to have haunted them for the past few years. Get France world cup 2010 Products Here!
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The France national team struggled a bit getting to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA soccer World Cup, but they managed it, nonetheless. With a controversial win over Ireland in the playoffs, France was finally set to take their place in the world’s greatest championships. However, fans are holding their collective breath, as the road to the championships has been anything but easy, with disaster seemingly lurking around every corner for the French team.
Of course, the France national team has some seriously big names on their team this time around. This might prove to be a boon in the upcoming contest, if for no other reason than for psychology. Thierry Henry is the team captain, the sole remaining player from the 1998 team that also featured Zinedine Zidane and Claude Markelele. Other players of note on the current team include Yoann Gourcuff, Franck Ribery and Nicolas Anelka. Other players of note include Florent Malouda, Loic Remy, Andre-Pierre Gignac and Karim Benzema.
The head coach for the France national team this year is Raymond Domenech, known for his excellent communication skills in the heat of a match. Currently, Raymond is the nation’s longest serving head coach, though his reputation is still not a match for some of his predecessors. That said, few coaches have a better chance of leading the French team to a victory, or even to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2010.
The France national team has high hopes of at least entering the semi-finals, though they dare dream of hoisting that immense cup to toast their own success. While other teams might have more flash or pizzazz, few of them can match the determination of the French, and that determination might just be enough to see them to the fruition of their dreams in South Africa during the 2010 contest.