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France – Yoann Gourcuff – a Hero and a Culprit

In the aftermath of the French footballing tragedy Yoann Gourcuff is seen as both the culprit and the hero. In the build up to the tournament Raymond Domenech decided on a fluid attacking system, three attackers behind a solitary striker. Frank Ribery was going to provide the flair, Florent Malouda and Sidney Govou were going [...]

Did Henry handball cause France a #1 seed?

FIFA has officially announced its seedings for Friday’s World Cup draw. The big surprise is in the #1 seeds which does not include France. The eight seeded teams in the draw are: Brazil, Spain, Holland, Italy, Germany, Argentina, South Africa and England. That means that Portugal, currently ranked fifth in the world rankings, and France, [...]