International freindly : France vs Czech Rep (1 Viewer)

Huzi

Senior Member
Oct 9, 2002
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#1
Former World champions France will host Czech Rep on wednesday night in a freindly international where Les Bleu are going into another match in order to prove that their performance in 2002 world cup was just a special case for them. J Santini , the french coach will have many players back from injury like Arsenal's Pires & Juventus' Trezegeut . He will also line-up former world best player Zinedine Zidane in the midfeild , T Henry will start the match alongside Trezegeut (unless Santini want to make several changes) , Man utd's Barthez is out for injury while Chelsea's dio Gallas & Desailly will play together in the center of the defence alongside Lziarazu & Thuram , the main problem for Santini is who will partern Zidane in the midfeild where many players compete to win a place in the starting lineup .
On the other hand the Czech team will go to Paris with some new faces as they want to recharge the team with new blood after the early exit from the world cup qualifiers , need to say that Juventus' midfelder Nedved is among the players list going to this match.

any comments ? :cool:
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,836
#3
Last match up I remember was at Euro2000. It was pretty even but the Czechs missed their chances while the French didn't. Nedved was in sparkling form on the occasion, inspirational as midfield engine.

I say 2-0 again for the hosts.
 

nina

Senior Member
Feb 18, 2001
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#6
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Stade Rennes), Antonin Kinsky
(Slovan Liberec).

Defenders: Rene Bolf (Banik Ostrava), Zdenek Grygera,
Tomas Huebschman (both Sparta Prague), Marek
Jankulovski (Udinese), Adam Petrous (Slavia Prague),
Tomas Ujfalusi (Hamburg).

Midfielders: Richard Dostalek, Patrik Gedeon (both
Slavia Prague), Tomas Galasek (Ajax Amsterdam), Pavel
Nedved (Juventus), Karel Poborsky (Sparta Prague),
Tomas Rosicky (Borussia Dortmund), Vladimir Smicer
(Liverpool).

Strikers: Milan Baros (Liverpool), Jan Koller
(Borussia Dortmund), Stepan Vachousek (Slavia Prague),
Vratislav Lokvenc (Kaiserslautern).
 

nina

Senior Member
Feb 18, 2001
3,717
#7
Goalkeepers: 16-Fabien Barthez (Manchester United),
23-Gregory Coupet (Olympique Lyon)

Defenders: 8-Marcel Desailly (Chelsea), 5-William
Gallas (Chelsea), 3-Bixente Lizarazu (Bayern Munich),
2-Philippe Mexes (AJ Auxerre), 13-Mickael Silvestre
(Manchester United), 15-Lillian Thuram (Juventus
Turin)

Midfielders: 14-Ludovic Giuly (Monaco), 6-Claude
Makelele (Real Madrid), 18-Benoit Pedretti (Sochaux)
17-Emmanuel Petit (Chelsea), 7-Robert Pires (Arsenal),
4-Patrick Vieira (Arsenal) 11-Sylvain Wiltord
(Arsenal), 10-Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

Strikers: 9-Djibril Cisse (AJ Auxerre) 12-Thierry
Henry (Arsenal) 19-Steve Marlet (Fulham), 20-David
Trezeguet (Juventus Turin)
 

Stu

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
17,556
#9
It's good to see upcoming youngsters like Gallas,Mexes,Pedretti and Marlet in the French squad,and the Czech midfield looks very strong.:thumb:

P.S. :star:Zizou:strong:VS:strong:Neddy:star:
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,836
#10
Don't forget the Czech Republic is Euro U21 champions, they have quite a number of decent players too ;)

Btw they beat the French U21 in the final :)
 

Dr. Flava

New Member
Feb 3, 2003
35
#12
++ [ originally posted by Alex ] ++
Don't forget the Czech Republic is Euro U21 champions, they have quite a number of decent players too ;)

Btw they beat the French U21 in the final :)

That's true, but on penalties and because of excellent keeping from Petr Cech.
 

Stu

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Jul 14, 2002
17,556
#14
I haven't seen him enough to rate him,but from what I have seen he's a pretty good player with lots of potential,hopefully he can make use of that and become a great player.:)
 

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