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England eliminates Sweden at Euro 2012

...card for his head-butt in the last match of his career."We scored twice and could have had more," France coach Laurent Blanc said. "We have a lot of potential."After a 1-1 draw with England in its opening match, France has four points...

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...France's troubled national soccer team.The French Football Federation announced the appointment on its Web site after Laurent Blanc turned down an offer in June.Deschamps quit as Marseille coach a week ago despite leading the French club to a league...

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Spain rallies to tie Mexico

...South Africa defeated Ghana as Katlego Mphela scored in the 42nd minute.NORWAY 2, FRANCE 1 In Oslo, Norway, Laurent Blanc's first match as France coach was a loss as his inexperienced team fell to Norway in a friendly.

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...people there."- Thierry Henry says he will never play for France again even if asked by new coach and former teammate Laurent Blanc.The 32-year-old Henry told the sports daily L'Equipe in an interview that he would not return even if Blanc...

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World's focus on Brazil, France in Cup final

...because a truly wide-open game favors the South Americans. And the French will be without their best defender, Laurent Blanc, who was suspended for shoving a Croat in the face in the semifinals. "It is my personal catastrophe, but if the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/12/oth_233212.shtml
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World Cup final crowns King of the World

...for Lilian Thuram, the black fullback who scored both goals against Croatia. Arabs and blacks howled in defense of Laurent Blanc, a white player ejected for a dubious foul. And in every city and a lot of villages, Frenchmen got together and...

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Soccer with flair in the World Cup final

...than the Netherlands. It won't play man-to-man defense as the Dutch did, particularly with key inside defender Laurent Blanc suspended. But the French won't lay back and say, `Come and get us.' It isn't their style, and it wouldn't...

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Croats feel they let victory slip away

...have to concentrate and try to be third." Defender Slaven Bilic, who was slammed in the face by French defender Laurent Blanc to earn the Frenchman a red card and give Croatia a man advantage for the last 20 minutes, also felt his team had...

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France slips into World Cup final

...championships in the final Sunday wasn't easy, and France had to play the last 16 minutes a man short after defender Laurent Blanc was ejected for pushing an opponent in the face. He'll miss the final with an automatic suspension. Croatia, a...

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World Cup Final 4 has a surprise

...particularly like champions. The French squeezed by one-dimensional Paraguay 1-0 on a sudden-death overtime goal by Laurent Blanc in the second round. Blanc had the deciding shot in a penalty kick shootout against Italy in the quarterfinals. While...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/06/oth_232683.shtml
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