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France still soccer's Bon Vivant by Julio Lopez
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France the best soccer team on the planet must travel a difficult route to maintain that distinction.France team is ranked No.1 and they are European champions at this year's World Cup in South Korea and Japan they will try to be the third team in history to sucessfully defended the World Cup Title.They have some of the biggest stars from Europe's best clubs.Such players as two-time FIFA player of the year Zidane.Manchester United goalkeeper Barthez,Bayer Munich defender Lizarazu,Arsenal trio of Henry,Vieira and Wiltord,Juventus striker Trezeguet is one of the top scorers in Seria A.They will also missed Pires who tore a knee ligament he was a key member for them in EURO 2000.The only corncer for France is age nine regulars will be between 30-34 by the start of the World Cup.However many of the older players are on defense,where experience can make up for loss of speed and almost all are still at their peak.They're still favorite to win and with good reason because they have something that they didn't have four years ago World Class strikers this is way they're a much better team this time.

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