World cup retro: Petit bit too big for Denmark

Today, Denmark-France on the program. We look back on a previous confrontation.

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‘The French are very strong but I saw their match against Sweden. There are places where you France pain can do”, responded to FC Kopenhagenverdediger Peter Ankersen after Denmark, with France, Australia and Peru out of the pot came when the draw for the world cup 2018 in Russia. Twenty years ago, just not day to day, was the same poster on the program, even though in group C. When were the goals from Youri Djorkaeff (his first and only one on a WK) and Emmanuel Petit the Danes hurt. Captain of the Scandinavians Michael Laudrup, whose younger brother Brian is also on the kick off appeared, made the tegendoelpunt.

The world cup 1998 in France there was one of the first times. For Sepp Blatter , it was his first tournament as FIFA-president. Frenchman Laurent Blanc scored the first ‘golden goal’ in world cup (1-0 against Paraguay). With the expansion of the group stage of 24 to 32 countries came to a new format allowing more teams from Africa, Asia and North America were able to participate. No less than 174 countries tried to make a ticket to get in the qualifying rounds. In 1938, there were 37, 15 available world cup places. Of those 174, France was ultimately the strongest: it won the final with 3-0 Brazil after goals from Zinedine Zidane and Petit. Last year confirmed the FIFA that on the wereldbekereditie of 2026 48 countries for the race, will compete.

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