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Q&A: French legend Bixente Lizarazu

Originally Published: April 20, 2010
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

The joy of reaching the 2006 World Cup final, against all the odds, was short-lived for France. Les Bleus were embarrassed at Euro 2008, then stuck with Raymond Domenech and needed the playoffs to qualify for this summer's showpiece. A big assist, the Irish will remind, went to a Swedish referee. Morale further dipped when Spain, the tournament favorite, crushed France in a friendly at the Stade de France last month.

Despite France's talent, Bixente Lizarazu, one of the country's most decorated ...

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