|France enter the World
Cup finals for a tenth time, this time as hosts.
They made it to the semi-finals in Sweden 1958, Spain 1982, and Mexico 1986.
In 1984 they won the European Championships on home soil, and their supporters will be expecting something similar.
1 Bernard LAMA (West Ham Utd.)
5 Laurent BLANC (Marseilles)
14 Alain BOGHOSSIAN (Sampdoria)
21 Christophe DUGARRY (Marseille)
Coached by Aime JACQUET
|Can Aime Jacquet take his off and loosen his tie on the Champs Élysées
when it's all over?
After coasting through the first round, France had a nervous 113 minutes before Laurent Blanc finally beat Chilavert for a 1/4 final game against Italy.
The goals dried up completely in the 1/4 final against Italy, but the hosts scored more penalties.
Zidane spearheaded the semi-final assault on Croatia, and although he failed to score, Thuram did twice to Suker's one -- and booked the hosts a place in the final against the World Champions.
Road to the
(Fédération Française de Football)