Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 110-116 CM
Colour: Blue, white & red trim
Official Adidas France home football shirt from the 1998 World Cup tournament.
This is the earlier, rarer version of the jersey that was made before the 1998 World Cup, as it does not feature a star above the crest (representing France's 1998 World Cup victory).
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing and a great piece of football memorabilia.
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.