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Bangladesh Boe
06-11-2002, 05:41 PM
World Chams out so early?
Can it be explained? Did France cheat in the last World Cup or did France just become a nad team??????????

MethodMan
06-11-2002, 06:38 PM
Well they didnt qualify for the world cup prior to France 98, and if the home team wins a world cup, they or fifa, I dont recall, makes a profit around 100 million dollars. After their performance this year, maybe soccer even has political issues to deal with.

-KEN-
06-11-2002, 06:53 PM
France can't defend something? :eek: Must be a mistake.

Yoshi
06-11-2002, 10:00 PM
Rumor said that the 98 final was a fixed match.

Xmevs
06-12-2002, 01:57 AM
yeah, could have been, but they won the European Champs in 2000...


I think it's because most of the team members were old, so they've had all the success they wanted. Therefore, this WC weren't such a big event for the french players, so they didn't give everything...

Did that make sense?

Mario
06-12-2002, 07:25 AM
Nah... they just had a bad moment i guess... s*it happens as they say in France :p

Shiro
06-12-2002, 11:11 AM
>so they've had all the success they wanted. Therefore, this WC
>weren't such a big event for the french players, so they didn't
>give everything...

Could be. They weren't hungry anymore for new succes. Perhaps also their clubs pay a role on the background. Those clubs pay millions of dollars for their players and want them to be ready for the new competition-season and perhaps the Champions League or other UEFA cups.

Zewu
06-12-2002, 01:36 PM
There is a simple explanation to this; France wasn't hungry.

Many of the players in their team have already won it all.

It's as simple as that.

golfinguy4
06-12-2002, 01:40 PM
Ken, that was below the belt.:eek:

Fountain
06-12-2002, 05:10 PM
im with KEN....except france didnt score a point! never mind defending...they couldnt score...not like ENGERLAAND



hmmm zidane injured = france dont win...that simple enough?

all the players are too old...they had enough quality to pick from but they didnt. have to say though LMAO...share the plane home with the ARGY BARGYS...

Didnt the argys play against england with the cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR????? they all looooooked like it! hehe

Fountain
06-12-2002, 05:12 PM
oh, well, when i say too old i dont mean age (for a few of them, i mean 'stuck in a rut')


just to clarify.

Bangladesh Boe
06-12-2002, 05:41 PM
ya, if the players are old, that means they have somewhat experience.........and a team like Senegal, with all the young players.....i mean atleast score and try to keep themselves into the game........but world champs who couldn't score a point = priceless

Fountain
06-12-2002, 06:09 PM
experience usually = tired legs.............................................. .................................................

Bangladesh Boe
06-12-2002, 07:03 PM
it was impossible for them to be tired bacause they only played about 5 games b4 the world cup..............

Shiro
06-14-2002, 10:56 AM
>it was impossible for them to be tired bacause they only played
>about 5 games b4 the world cup.

Don't forget about the national and European competitions.