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Despite loss, there are positives for France

Despite loss, there are positives for France

Updated: July 14, 2011, 1:30 PM ET
By Jacqueline Purdy

MONCHENGLADBACH, Germany -- Despite the outcome of Wednesday's semifinal between France and the United States, one thing is for certain: France is for real.

Despite its No. 7 ranking, few had seen much of the French team before the tournament, and it was thought to be outmatched in the so-called Group of Death by No. 2 Germany and No. 6 Canada. The 4-0 thrashing of Canada immediately made the French a favorite to go far in the tournament, and a dramatic penalty kick win over ...

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