Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Motif worn inside the collar. One of the wash / care labels has been removed from inside the garment
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 104-109 CM
Colour: Blue, red & white trim
Official Adidas France home football shirt from the 2009/10 international season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Motif worn inside the collar. One of the wash / care labels has been removed from inside the garment (see photos).
In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the team continued to perform under expectations and were eliminated in the group stage, while the negative publicity the national team received during the competition led to further repercussions back in France.
Midway through the competition, striker Nicolas Anelka was dismissed from the national team after reportedly having a dispute, in which obscenities were passed, with team manager Raymond Domenech during half-time of the team's loss to Mexico. The resulting disagreement over Anelka's expulsion between the players, the coaching staff, and federation officials resulted in the players boycotting training before their third game.
In response to the training boycott, sports minister Roselyne Bachelot lectured the players and "reduced France's disgraced World Cup stars to tears with an emotional speech on the eve of their final group A match".
France then lost their final game 2-1 to the hosts South Africa and did not advance. The day after the team's elimination, it was reported by numerous media outlets that the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy would meet with team captain Thierry Henry to discuss the issues associated with the team's meltdown at the World Cup, at Henry's request. Following the completion of the World Cup tournament, federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes resigned from his position.
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