Condition: 7/10 Good. Shadow marks on the lower front and middle of the back. Jersey has been professionally tapered on one lower side hem
Size: Adult's Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 46-48 Inches / 117-122 CM
Colour: Blue, red & white trim
Seasons: 1992/1993 & 1993/1994
Official Adidas France home football shirt from the 1992/93 international season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 7/10 - Good. Shadow marks on the lower front and middle of the back. Jersey has been professionally tapered on one lower side hem (see photos).
In 1988, the French Football Federation opened the Clairefontaine National Football Institute. Its opening ceremony was attended by then-President of France, François Mitterrand. Five months after Clairefontaine's opening, manager Henri Michel was fired and was replaced by Michel Platini, who failed to get the team to the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Platini did lead the team to UEFA Euro 1992 and, despite going on a 19-match unbeaten streak prior to the competition, suffered elimination in the group stage.
A week after the completion of the tournament, Platini stepped down as manager and was replaced by his assistant Gérard Houllier. Under Houllier, France and its supporters experienced a heart-breaking meltdown after having qualification to the 1994 FIFA World Cup all but secured with two matches to go, which were against last place Israel and Bulgaria. In the match against Israel, France were upset 3–2 and, in the Bulgaria match, suffered an astronomical 2–1 defeat. The subsequent blame and public outcry to the firing of Houllier and departure of several players from the national team fold. His assistant Aimé Jacquet was given his post.
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