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New look France prepare for Norway test

08-11-2010 11:03 BJT

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French national footballers can't wait for their first chance to hit the re-start button. New coach Laurent Blanc will guide his revamped squad in a friendly against Norway. It is the French team's first match since it imploded at the World Cup in June.

The new coach called up 22 players. Thirteen are without a cap for the national side, while some, like Karim Benzema, failed to make the World Cup squad. They will want to use the match to cement a place in Laurent Blanc's plans.

France coach Laurent Blanc said, "What passed in South Africa is going to be present in future games. I think the only thing to do is to forget this story now."

Blanc's first squad seems to be constructed around the 2004 European Under-17 title wining team, a generation featuring names like Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa and Samir Nasri.

France coach Laurent Blanc 
France coach Laurent Blanc 

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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