Euro 2012: Allez la France! Posted by Hichem on Jun 14, 2012 in History, News, People, Sports, Vocabulary
L’équipe de France boasts several reknown names: Ribéry, Benzema, Nasri, and others.
Come meet the French squad of the Euro 2012, ahead of the crucial game coming up tomorrow: France vs. Ukraine!
- Gardien: Hugo LLORIS:
First, meet le gardien de but (the goalkeeper) as well as le capitaine since almost two years now: Hugo Lloris. Nicknamed “Saint Lloris” by his aficionados, he currently plays for one of the best French teams of la Ligue 1, l’Olympique Lyonnais. As a youngster, Hugo had a special gift for tennis, but then his passion for le football became too irresistible, so he dropped the former sport for the latter. He made his début in the club of his hometown, Nice, and surprised many when he chose to snub AC Milan in favor of Lyon.
- Défenseur: Patrice EVRA:
- Défenseur: Laurent KOSCIELNY:
Put in comparison, Evra, the leader of the 2010 World Cup mutiny which earned les Bleus an early exit from South Africa, practically got away “scot free.”