Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Lilian Thuram and Claude Makelele announced their retirement from international football today. The two great defenders called it quits after France crashed out of the Euros via a 2-0 defeat to Italy early this morning. No thanks to their coach Raymund Domenech. The two great players ended their career in humiliation because of their joke coach. Two years ago, a rumor has it that nobody in the French NT listens to Domenech. Instead, everyone turned to the great Zinedine Zidane for guidance and instruction. I gave no credence to that talk back then but now maybe it has some truth in it! A more respectable finish would have been nice - not a first round elimination.

Lilian Thuram's only international goals

I remember Thuram and his two massive goals against Croatia in France 98. It was one of the most dramatic matches I ever saw. Thuram made a mistake which led to a Suker goal (he was the reason the Croatian was on-side). Not known as a scorer, he was determined to make up and fate gave it to him. The Frenchman scored his team's two goals to win the game. Those were the only goals in his international career.

Euro 2008 video removed from source - 10-31-08

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