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Wednesday, 10 February 1999
A Nationwide International Friendly Match

England 0 France 2 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
France Squad

Team Records
   
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The France Squad for the match against England  February 1999
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Anelka, Nicolas 14 March 1979 19 F Arsenal FC, England 4 1
Barthez, Fabian 28 June 1971 27 G AS Monaco FC 22 0
Blanc, Laurent 19 November 1965 33 D Olympique de Marseille 77 13
Boghossian, Alain 27 October 1970 28 M AC Parma SpA, Italy 15 2
Candela, Vincent 24 October 1973 25 D AS Roma SpA, Italy 14 1
Desailly, Marcel 7 September 1968 30 D Chelsea FC, England 51 2
Deschamps, Didier 15 October 1968 30 M Juventus FC SpA, Italy 81 4
Djorkaeff, Youri 9 March 1968 30 M FC Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy 50 19
Dugarry, Christophe 24 March 1972 26 F Olympique de Marseille 30 4
Laslandes, Lilian 4 September 1971 27 F FC Girondins de Bordeaux 4 1
Lizarazu, Bixente 9 December 1969 29 D FC Bayern Munchen eV, Germany 43 2
LeBoeuf, Frank 22 November 1968 30 D Chelsea FC, England 20 2
Petit, Emmanuel 22 September 1970 28 M Arsenal FC, England 28 2
Pires, Robert 29 January 1973 26 F Olympique de Marseille 22 3
Porato, Stephane 19 September 1973 25 G Olympique de Marseille 0 0
Thuram, Lillian 1 January 1972 27 D AC Parma SpA, Italy 43 2
Vieira, Patrick 23 June 1976 22 M Arsenal FC, England 10 0
Wiltord, Sylvain 10 May 1974 24 F FC Girondins de Bordeaux 0 0
Sylvain Wiltord is a late addition to the squad.
Zidane, Zinedine 23 June 1972 26 M Juventus FC SpA, Italy 44 11

Squad details correct up to and including France's match against Morocco on 20 January 1999.

Diary

Friday, 6 November 1998 - France have announced replacement matches after withdrawing from the January Confederations Cup tournament in Mexico.  Instead of that eight team exhibition, Roger Lemerre's World Champions will play two conventional friendlies at the start of 1999.  France host Morocco on January 20th at the Velodrome in Marseilles while February brings a trip to London to play England at Wembley on the 10th.

Thursday, 4 February 1999 - French coach Roger Lemerre has adjusted his front line for the trip to Wembley next week to face England.  Lilian Laslandes is recalled and is the current favourite to partner Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka who has scored at Wembley on both previous occasions that he played at the venue with the English champions.  Olympique Marseilles goalkeeper Stephane Porato earns his first mention in the senior squad that contains five players who work in London with Premiership sides Chelsea and Arsenal.

France Form: last six games
W D D W W W   f 12:a 5 success: 83%
569 12 July 1998 - France 3 Brazil 0 [2-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
  WC Final HW
570 19 August 1998 - Austria 2 France 2 [1-1]
Ernst-Happel Stadion, Wien
  Fr AD
571 5 September 1998 - Iceland 1 France 1 [1-1]
Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik
  ECP AD
572 10 October 1998 - Russia 2 France 3 [1-2]
Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva
  AW
573 14 October 1998 - France 2 Andorra 0 [0-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
  HW
574 20 January 1999 - France 1 Morocco 0 [0-0]
Le Stade Velodrome, Marseille
  Fr HW

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