Condition: 8/10 Excellent. A few tiny bobbles. Little wear to the piping near the rear of the collar
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 107-112 CM
Colour: Blue, white & red trim
Seasons: 1998/1999 & 1999/2000
Official Adidas France home football shirt from the 1998/99 international season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. A few tiny bobbles. Little wear to the piping near the rear of the collar (see photos).
Under Gérard Houllier, France and its supporters experienced a heartbreaking 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.
Under Jacquet, the national team experienced its triumphant years. The squad composed of veterans that failed to reach the 1994 FIFA World Cup were joined by influential youngsters. The team started off well reaching the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 1996 where they lost 6–5 on penalties to the Czech Republic. In the team's next major tournament at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Jacquet led France to glory defeating Brazil 3–0 in the final at the Stade de France.
Jacquet stepped down after the country's World Cup triumph and was succeeded by assistant Roger Lemerre who guided them through UEFA Euro 2000.
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