Thursday, May 31, 2012

Euro 2000: The French Revolution

They guy on the left made the Team of the Tournament, by the way...

Euro 2000 was awash with orange, but ultimately the tournament was all about Les Bleus. The streets and stadiums of the Netherlands, co-hosts along with Belgium, were dominated by the brightly adorned hordes of the Dutch Oranje Army, but on the pitch Roger Lemerre's France were dominant. Having won the World Cup on their own turf two years previously, the French came into Euro 2000 with a single aim: to set a football precedent by adding the Henri Delaunay Trophy to their global crown.

They did not disappoint.

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