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Blanc reveals all about France tenure

May 8, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Laurent Blanc has told L'Equipe that France's painful, controversy-ridden Euro 2012 campaign was a necessary rite of passage to weed out the squad's troublemakers.

Blanc, 47, left his job as national team boss when his contract expired following Les Bleus' quarter-final exit to Spain last June, despite having picked up the pieces in the aftermath of the catastrophic 2010 World Cup. France qualified impressively with a 23-game unbeaten run that only ended at Euro 2012 with defeat to Sweden ...

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