The best of the rest

June 6, 2006
By Sean Smith

FRANCE France are sixth in the betting (12.0 at Bet 365) and pundits continue to exalt them as a side capable of snatching the World Cup this time around.
It's not going to happen this time.
They are only in the finals because of the talismanic figure of Zinedine Zidane who rushed out of retirement at the 11th hour to give them the momentum to qualify. In fact, if it wasn't for a touch of class from Thierry Henry then the Republic of Ireland would be lining ...

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