They were eliminated by South Africa, which became the first World Cup host in 80 years to fail to advance from the first round but ended with a win that at least gave its fans some measure of joy.
Even in Paris, fans who gathered near the Eiffel Tower to watch the match on video screen booed their own team and cheered for South Africa! France leaves the tournament with a single point, from a 0-0 draw with Uruguay, and a single goal. Worse, it has become the shame of a proud nation.
What happen to the champion team from 1998? Well, there will always be another world cup and you have 4 years ahead of you to redeem yourself, your nation, your fans...
Bon voyage et esperons vous voir en quatre ans avec les meilleurs joueurs et un meilleur entraineur! (Good trip and hope to see you in four years with better players and a better coach!)
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