The French football team was eliminated without glory from the group stage of the Olympic Games.
A bitter failure.
Noël Le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation, was keen to put things into perspective in an interview with the Parisian: “
There is no problem.
If we won all our games, all the time, it would be too easy.
It can happen that we win, sometimes that we lose (...) Sylvain Ripoll did not have it easy.
Go on a two or three day course, play friendly and then jump into the bath with a last-minute team.
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