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France - Romania

Stade de France - 05/09/09

Squad List :

Goalkeepers :

Cédric CARRASSO FCG Bordeaux
Hugo LLORIS Olympique Lyonnais
Stève MANDANDA Olympique de Marseille

Defenders :

Eric ABIDAL F.C. Barcelone
Gaël CLICHY Arsenal F.C.
Julien ESCUDE F.C. Seville
Patrice EVRA Manchester United
Rod FANNI Stade Rennais F.C.
William GALLAS Arsenal F.C.
Bakary SAGNA Arsenal F.C.
Sébastien SQUILLACI F.C. Séville


Abou DIABY Arsenal F.C.
Alou DIARRA Girondins de Bordeaux
Lassana DIARRA Real Madrid
Yoann GOURCUFF Girondins de Bordeaux
Florent MALOUDA Chelsea F.C.
Jérémy TOULALAN Olympique Lyonnais

Strikers :

Nicolas ANELKA Chelsea F.C.
Karim BENZEMA Real Madrid
André-Pierre GIGNAC Toulouse F.C.
Thierry HENRY F.C. Barcelone
Loïc REMY OGC Nice
Franck RIBERY Bayern Munich

No surprise obviously.

General Iordanescu
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Romania squad:

Danut COMAN (FC Brasov) GK
Ciprian TATARUSANU (Steaua Bucarest)
Costel PANTILIMON (Poli Timisoara)

Vasile MAFTEI (Unirea Urziceni) RB
Cristian SAPUNARU (FC Porto)
Mirel RADOI (Al-Hilal) CB
Dorin GOIAN (US Palermo)
Cristian CHIVU (Inter Milano) CB
Marius CONSTANTIN (Rapid Bucarest)
Razvan RAT (Chakhtar Donetsk) LB
Mihai NESU (FC Utrecht)

Bogdan MARA (CFR Cluj) RM
Mihai ROMAN (FC Brasov)
Iulian APOSTOL (Unirea Urziceni) CM
Paul CODREA (AC Siena)
Tiberiu GHIOANE (Dynamo Kiev) CM
Costin LAZAR (Rapid Bucarest)
Maximilian NICU (Hertha Berlin) LM
Romeo SURDU (Steaua Bucarest)

Ciprian MARICA (VfB Stuttgart) FW
Ionut MAZILU (Arsenal Kiev)
Adrian MUTU (AC Fiorentina) FW
Ionel DANCIULESCU (Dinamo Bucarest)

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Discussion Starter #6
So what team for saturday ? Will Domenech try Gignac as starter or Benzema ? Or even Anelka ?

My guess :


Sagna Gallas Squillacci Abidal

Toulalan Diarra

Ribéry   Gourcuff    Henry


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Mutu has been dropped from the list.

We are gonna beat you with almost our B squad. Big shame for France :eek:


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Discussion Starter #11

Tony Parker and Ronny Turiaf vistited les Bleus in Clairefontaine.

From that pic i think that each players gave Turiaf an autograph on his jersey while everyone asked one from Parker. :D

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Florent Malouda has insisted he is worthy of his place in the France team and is not an 'ugly duckling'.

The Chelsea winger has a troubled recent history with the national side but has been named in Raymond Domenech's squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Romania and Serbia.

Malouda was left out of the France setup in the aftermath of their failed Euro 2008 campaign after criticising Domenech's tactics in the tournament and was subsequently substituted after only 38 minutes against Romania in October.

But he believes he is playing well enough for Chelsea, having made 41 appearances last season, for his selection to be justified.

"I am glad to play at the level which is right for me, so I feel good," Malouda told L'Equipe.

"If I am here it is because I have a role to play. My performances are being recognised and that pleases me...I am not an ugly duckling.

"When I play there is the impression that there are no other options, but the figures show the opposite. I am proud of what I do with Chelsea."

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Raymond Domenech Unconcerned By Booing Masses Of France Fans​

The head coach of les Bleus has intimated that he is unconcerned by the jibes and whistles coming from the stands in recent internationals…

France may have been booed rather profusely over the course of the last calendar year but Raymond Domenech remains typically unmoved by the reaction of the fans.

“Throughout history, people have booed - they boo the president of the Republic in the stands. It is a national principle,” he stated to national daily Metro. “They want a champion each time.

“Remember the match against Norway in Marseille before the World Cup 1998? The players were whistled for 90 minutes.”

Domenech recalls this encounter because les Bleus are closing in on their preparations for the 2010 version of the competition, though their qualifying path has not always been easy, and even their qualification remains far from assured. Despite this, the controversial coach holds high hopes for his side.

“We'll have to find a generation that gives us something,” he said. “When you have players like Karim [Benzema], Yoann [Gourcuff] and Franck [Ribery], who will be the engine of the team, we can have hope.”

Reverting back to the matter at hand, Domenech explained that the crowd had the right to jeer, but only after the result is determined.

“People are transformed in the stadium, that bothers me,”
he said. “Let us whistle at the end of the match, when the result is determined.

“If I paid for a show that I thought was bad, I’d have the right to boo, but not during the game, film or play.”

Domenech will certainly be praying he doesn’t hear any boos at around 22:45 CET on Saturday evening – if he does, it will likely mean France’s automatic qualification hopes for South Africa have been ended.

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wonder if he would be fired in case of fail....
I hope not...As there is simply no one to replace him, which wasn't the case back in 2007.

Deschamps is with OM
Blanc with Bordeaux
Wenger will "always" be with Arsenal...
Would you like Houillier?.... :scared:

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Discussion Starter #19
Hehe :D With him they won't be any starlet and star wannabe, otherwise he kick theirs asses...literally.
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