Euro 2012 qualifying

Blanc bemoans lack of bite after Belarus defeat

September 3, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Laurent Blanc was unhappy with France's lack of potency in front of goal as their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign started with a disappointing home defeat to Belarus.

Shorn of all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry due to retirement and fellow striker Nicolas Anelka due to his acrimonious international exile, France were unable to break down Belarus in Paris and slumped to a 1-0 defeat.

Blanc, who suffered his second defeat in two games following a friendly loss to Norway in ...

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