5 Reasons Why France Will Hoist The World Cup In 2014

5 Reasons Why France Will Hoist the World Cup in 2014

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It has been 16 years since France has won a World Cup. The last time the team did win the cup, a young Thierry Henry was leading the charge. Now, many years later, the team has a different look and feel.

France has not done exceptionally well during the past two World Cup tournaments. This coming June will be a chance for redemption and the last chance for some of the great French players to earn their own World Cup trophy.

5. France Has An Easy Group

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5. France Has An Easy Group

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After being drawn into Group E, France will play matches against Ecuador, Honduras and Switzerland. France has never played Honduras, so the experience of a European national against a small Central American country is an almost certain victory. Ecuador and France have meet once, resulting in a 2-0 victory for the Blues. The Swiss will bring France the most difficultly, as the two teams will probably be advance from their group.

4. Frank Ribery Will Be A Hard Man To Stop

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4. Frank Ribery Will Be A Hard Man To Stop

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A runner-up for the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013, Frank Ribery is one of the most talented players in the world. The fact that he finished third in the voting shows just how dangerous and talented he is. Ribery will be called on to orchestrate most of the French attack; if the team would like to book a return ticket to the World Cup final, it will need consistent play from their main man.

3. Hugo Loris Is A Tremendous Goalie

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3. Hugo Loris Is A Tremendous Goalie

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France will not have to worry about the goalkeeper position during this upcoming World Cup, as it will be anchored heavily by Hugo Loris. The Frenchman has played tremendous soccer during his career and has been a dominate part of the French national team. During the 2013-14 EPL season, Loris has currently tallied 80 saves and 12 clean sheets. His talent will be at catalyst for the French defense come June.

2. France's Offense Is Deadly

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2. France's Offense Is Deadly

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Led by Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, the French attack is going to funnel mainly through Benzema. The Frenchman currently has 15 goals and six assists for Real Madrid this season. His ability to score crucial goals will be one of the many reasons why he will be heavily sought after to score the majority of France's goals during the World Cup.

1. France Has A Terrific Midfield

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1. France Has A Terrific Midfield

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If there is one part of the French National Team that does not get a lot of positive press, it would be the midfield, which is mainly due to the inconsistent play of players like Samri Nasri. Thankfully, Nasri has been in fine form recently, and alongside players like Paul Pogba and Ribery, France will possess one of the best midfields of the World Cup.

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