The view from France

French fancy their chances

December 3, 2011
By Paul Marshall
(Archive)
It goes without saying French football owes a big debt of gratitude to Zin├ędine Zidane, from his headers to help win the World Cup to his silken contribution to the Euro 2000 success and even to his retribution-filled coup de boule - his 'head-butt' - on Marco Materazzi. Zizou added another reason for Les Bleus to be thankful to him when he produced another coup de boule - which could also mean 'ball trick', honestly, it works in French! - by drawing a clement Euro 2012 group for his old mate Laurent ...

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