By Jacques Monod Middle School, Ludres
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in France. France has already won the World Cup in 1998. Their jerseys are blue and red and their mascot is a rooster. Today the French team is : Fabien Barthez and Grégory Coupet as goaltenders, Eric Abidal, Jean-Alain, William Boumsong, William Gallas, Gaël Givet, Franck Jurietti, Anthony Réveillère, Willy Sagnol, Sébastien Squillaci, Lilian Thuram, Jonathan Zebina as defenders, Vikash Dhorasoo , Alou Diarra, Claude Makélélé, Florent Malouda, Rio Antonio, Mavuba, Camel Meriem, Benoît Pedretti, Jérôme Rothen, Patrick Vieira and Zinedine Zidane in the center, Nicolas Anelka, Djibril Cissé, Ludovic Giuly, Sidney Govou, Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet and Sylvain Wiltord as attackers. We play this game with friends, and family especially during the summer, when the weather is nice. France is actually in competition to get ready for the 2006 World Cup !