Those who had expected a hit, must be disappointed. After a weak game in Donetsk the French achieved a draw against England scoring 1:1 and it is difficult to believe, that those teams will be able to reach the European championships semifinal. If somebody considered the French medal candidates, after the yesterday’s match he knows that he was wrong. The coach Laurent Blanc was right while asking after eliminations not to expect wonders from him. There were moments when his players didn’t seem to be a football team at all. […]
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The team led by Laurent Blanc will start in the European Championship for the eighth time. The best results were two victories in this event in 1984 and 2000. Les Bleus will face in their group with the teams of England, Sweden, and Ukraine, the tournament co-host. France can certainly be regarded as the favourites, not only of this group but also of the entire Championship especially since Les Bleus will want revenge for the last two major tournaments in which they had to say goodbye already in the group […]