Site hosted by Build your free website today!



Match Report below

Match Stats: -

Denmark  2-0 France 
Rommedahl 22
Tomasson 67

MAN OF THE MATCH: Stig Toftig (Denmark)


                  1-Thomas Sorensen 
                  6-Thomas Helveg 
                  3-Rene Henriksen 
                  4-Martin Laursen 
                12-Niclas Jensen 
                19-Dennis Rommedahl 
                  7-Thomas Gravesen 
                  2-Stig Tofting (23-Brian Steen Nielsen 79) 
                10-Martin Jorgensen (8-Jesper Gronkjaer 46) 
                17-Christian Poulsen (20-Kasper Bogelund 75) 
                  9-Jon Dahl Tomasson

                16-Fabien Barthez 
                  2-Vincent Candela 
                15-Lilian Thuram 
                  8-Marcel Desailly 
                  3-Bixente Lizarazu 
                  4-Patrick Vieira (22-Johan Micoud 70) 
                  7-Claude Makelele
                11-Sylvain Wiltord (6-Youri Djorkaeff 83) 
                10-Zinedine Zidane
                21-Christophe Dugarry (9-Djibril Cisse 54)
                20-David Trezeguet

Referee: Vitor Melo Pereira (Portugal)
Carlos Matos (Portugal) & Elise Doriri (Vanuatu)

Match Report: -

It was a match that France were always going to struggle in and the Danes sealed France's exit out of the competition with a 2-0 win which saw the French sink to the bottom of the group.

Denmark scored their first goal through Rommedahl and from that point on, France looked dead and buried because even Zidane could not repeat tricks and inspire his side.

Denmark finished the job through on-form Tomasson in the 2nd half and that goal seemed to drain France as they have re-written history by being the first team to win the the competition and then get knocked out, 4 years later, without scoring a single goal and earning just one point.

Manager Roger Lemerre admitted that his side deserved to go out as they did not prepare for it at all well.