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Team preview: France

Originally Published: June 1, 2010
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Ten years ago, French football was on a real high, basking in the glory of a World Cup and Euro double. How times have changed. A recent poll conducted in France suggested that only 4 percent of fans felt Les Bleus could triumph in South Africa.

France, which overachieved at the 2006 World Cup by reaching the final, subsequently stumbled at Euro 2008 and needed the playoffs, plus a controversial refereeing decision, to secure a spot in this year's World Cup. To make matters worse, ...

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