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France stormed the Brazilian goal
All that changed in 1998 with Francehosting the tournament and the final held in theStadede France Cheap Adrian Clayborn Jersey , Paris infront or a partisan crowd of 75,000.

After dominating European football formore than two years Cheap Vincent Valentine Jersey , France won their first and (to date) only WorldCup on home soil and in some style. Architect of the victory was thepeerless, Zinedine Zidane who showed outstanding technique and levelsof skill throughout the tournament.

In the final against Brazil Cheap Trey Flowers Jersey , the Frenchteam came up against the Brazilian's own maestro in the shape ofRonaldo but on the day he was in disarray. Afflicted by a mysteryillness on the morning of the match, the striker was initiallywithdrawn from the squad Cheap Tom Brady Jersey , only to be reinstalled 45 minutes beforekick-off.

France stormed the Brazilian goal fromthe off but the crowd had to wait until the 27th minutefor a Zidane header to open the scoring with a typically powerfulheader. With Brazil reeling, Zidane scored again in first-half injurytime to put the French two up.

Brazil tried to get back in to the gamein the second but a clearly out of sorts Ronaldo fluffed their bestchance leaving France to apply the coup de grace in the final secondsas Petit scored their third.

The French went on to become EuropeanChampions at Euro 2000 but have not since reclaimed such dizzyheights. Canthe French ever win the World Cup again?


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