Despite the unbelievably heavy pluies (rains) that flooded the stadium at first, La France has put on a great show and won 2-0 against l’Ukraine, the co-host of the Euro 2012!
We hope les Bleus will achieve another great performance in two days against la Suède.
In the meantime, let’s resume our “Meet the French Squad” tour, starting where we left last time in “Euro 2012: Allez la France!“
Défenseur: Mathieu DEBUCHY:
Yes, his name does sound a bit like Debussy. But unlike the French composer whose birthplace happens to be right outside of Paris, Mathieu was born in le Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, not far from the borders with la Belgique. He has been playing for Lille (the capital of his native region) since more than 8 years now. His first goal with l’équipe de France was scored against Iceland.
As a result, he was eager to join the AC Milan. Alas, he may not have been too thrilled when the whole game fixing scandal rocked the Italian football scene.
Like Zidane, Philippe chose to call one of his sons Enzo.