France’s Starting 11 for Tomorrow’s Match

This will be the starting eleven for France’s match tomorrow against Switzerland. They will more than likely play a 4-2-3-1 formation, which will look like this:

Fabien Barthez

William Gallas, Lilian Thuram, Willy Sagnol, Eric Abidal

Claude Makelele, Patrick Vieira

Zinedine Zidane, Sylvain Wiltord, Franck Ribery

Thierry Henry

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9 Responses to France’s Starting 11 for Tomorrow’s Match

  1. Zizou 06 says:

    Well, it is apparent that France is going to play back a little more instead of doing a large offensive attack. I think that this might be a good strategy, but we will see. If they go down early, they can bring Trezeguet in.

    Still, keeping Trezeguet out doesn’t upset me honestly. Yes, he is a huge goal scorer, but Zizou, Wiltord and Vieira will be more than enough offensive support for Henry. Maybe they are trying to keep Trezeguet fresh for the knockout rounds, I just don’t know.

    This just shows the depth of France, which is the reason I feel they will make it to the final.

  2. Zizou 06 says:

    Wait, I don’t know. Only three starters play on the EPL, so they might lose 8-0 against the Swiss, since playing in the EPL is the only prerequisite to become a successful team.

    Oh yeah, and Brazil only had one player in the EPL. They must REALLY suck!

  3. Kartik says:

    Are you kidding? Italy has no EPL starters and Argentina just one. Those teams have no chance! England is a lock to win this World Cup since the only good soccer is played in the EPL. :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why is Barthez starting ahead of Coupet?

  5. Federico says:

    Thuram still plays????????????

  6. Zizou 06 says:

    Yep, getting very old, but yep.

    But that is what I like about this team. There are a lot of players from 1998, but there are also a lot of new players.

  7. Federico says:

    Wow, good for Thurman!

  8. Federico says:

    France is thus far being dominated in this match by the Swiss. They probably need Trezeguet in the game. France is very fortunate they are not already down 2 to 0.

  9. Rafael says:

    France looks like a joke. The author of this site has picked them to win the World Cup? They are one of the worst sides out there!

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