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May 25, 2010

France leave mountains with spirits high

TIGNES, France (Reuters) – A week in the scenic French Alps seems to have done wonders for France who now have a healthy Williams Gallas and a vastly improved mood in the camp.

France will leave their picturesque base on Tuesday having finalised a 23-man squad for the month-long tournament in South Africa and in confident mood after many concerns were overcome.

May 25, 2010

France leave mountains with team spirit sky high

TIGNES, France (Reuters) – A week in the scenic French Alps seems to have done wonders for France, who now have a healthy Williams Gallas and a vastly improved mood in the team.

France leave their picturesque base on Tuesday with their 23-man squad for the June 11-July 11 finals in South Africa finalized and in a relaxed and confident mood after a number of concerns were overcome.

May 25, 2010

Soccer-World-France leave mountains with team spirit sky high

TIGNES, France, May 25 (Reuters) – A week in the scenic
French Alps seems to have done wonders for France, who now have
a healthy Williams Gallas and a vastly improved mood in the
team.

France leave their picturesque base on Tuesday with their
23-man squad for the June 11-July 11 finals in South Africa
finalised and in a relaxed and confident mood after a number of
concerns were overcome.

May 24, 2010

France’s Gallas fit to play World Cup

TIGNES, France (Reuters) – Defender William Gallas was declared fit to play the World Cup for France and midfielder Lassana Diarra, who has been ruled out by illness, will not be replaced, coach Raymond Domenech said on Monday.

The 23 players still in Tignes, where France are on a week-long training camp, should become Domenech’s official 23-man squad.

May 24, 2010

Soccer-World-France’s Gallas fit to play World Cup

TIGNES, France, May 24 (Reuters) – Defender William Gallas
was declared fit to play the World Cup for France and midfielder
Lassana Diarra, who has been ruled out by illness, will not be
replaced, coach Raymond Domenech said on Monday.

The 23 players still in Tignes, where France are on a
week-long training camp, should become Domenech’s official
23-man squad.

May 24, 2010

France coach hints at tactical revolution

TIGNES, France (Reuters) – The 400 or so France fans who watched their team train at their French Alps camp on a gorgeous day on Monday might have witnessed a small revolution.

Coach Raymond Domenech, preparing the team for the June 11-July 11 World Cup, fielded what looked like a starting lineup and there was a surprise in it.

May 24, 2010

Soccer-World-France coach hints at tactical revolution

TIGNES, France, May 24 (Reuters) – The 400 or so France fans
who watched their team train at their French Alps camp on a
gorgeous day on Monday might have witnessed a small revolution.

Coach Raymond Domenech, preparing the team for the June
11-July 11 World Cup, fielded what looked like a starting lineup
and there was a surprise in it.

May 24, 2010

France seek to unite off pitch, prove point on it

TIGNES, France (Reuters) – Divided and miserable two years ago, France have pledged to unite and have fun at the World Cup in South Africa to avoid a repeat of their Euro 2008 flop.

Since arriving at the scenic Alpine resort of Tignes for a week-long training camp, the players have taken part in a series of unusual group activities in search of harmony and “healing”.

May 24, 2010

France seek to unite off soccer pitch, prove point on it

TIGNES, France (Reuters) – Divided and miserable two years ago, France have pledged to unite and have fun at the World Cup in South Africa to avoid a repeat of their Euro 2008 flop.

Since arriving at the scenic Alpine resort of Tignes for a week-long training camp, the players have taken part in a series of unusual group activities in search of harmony and “healing.”

May 24, 2010

France seek to unite off pitch

TIGNES, France (Reuters) – Divided and miserable two years ago, France have pledged to unite and have fun at the World Cup in South Africa to avoid a repeat of their Euro 2008 flop.

Since arriving at the scenic Alpine resort of Tignes for a week-long training camp, the players have taken part in a series of unusual group activities in search of harmony and “healing.”

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