But once again playing a team that is by no means an upper echelon futbol side, they appear to be themselves far from their upper echelon "status."
- Barthez once again saved the few but dangerous opportunities.
- Wiltord, this guy just keeps on going, he is overlooked and never really talked about but he is always there.
- Trezeguet, great opportunistic goal, always a danger up front
- Lack of killer instinct, I thought that once France scored it would make them play a much looser style of flowing football...far from it.
- Pedretti, he has all the tools but needs to put it together and take over games with his passing and long balls.
- Trezeguet, granted it was a bad tackle but you have to keep your head on straight (no pun intended)
- Domenech: just don't see the ability to motivate, adapt and change tactics. Why were their no substitutes once France was down to 10 players? Start using your 3 subs strategically, put in your defensive players, waste time, break the rythm of the game...rather he sits by and makes changes when France is already level with Israel at 1-1 in stoppage time! I have to also question his selection of Henry when it appears that he was physically not ready to play, why waste a spot on a roster?
- Ben Haim, the Israeli defender is getting more and more of a reputation of a diver and a not so clean player (remember the "collapse" from the Rooney "love tap")
- Serbia (not sure they will beat out Spain for that group)
- Greece (could they knock France out of the WC after their 1-0 win in the Euros?)