France is the most favourite vacation country in the Netherlands. So I went a lot of vacations to France. The last time I was in France I bought their 2008 football shirt. I got great memories of this shirt. In this shirt they played against the Netherlands at the European Cup of 2008. One of the best games of the Netherlands. France is struggling the last few years. They had some fights at the World Cup of 2010. There were some issues at the last European Cup. Besides that they have some brilliant player. My favourite is Henry. I think I am not the only one.
This second shirt is from 1996. I already had a France shirt, but I love this design. If you compare this design to shirts like San Marino or Brazil this shirt is beautiful. A great job of Adidas. In this shirt they came to the semi finals. In the quarter finals they won against the Netherlands after penalties. But in the semi finals they lost against Czech Republic after penalties. I was too young to see this European Cup, but it doesn’t look like it was a very exciting cup. Laurent Blanc was one of the players in 1996. He became the coach of the France team, but without succes. He became coach after his succes with Bordeaux.