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The France football team was in Tignes from May 18th to 25th 2010 to train before the World Cup 2010 in South Africa
The France football team was in Tignes from May 18th to 25th for their traditional training at altitude, before a series of freindly matches, in Lens against Costa Rica (on the 26th : France won 2-0), in Tunisia (on the 30th : 1-1) and against China on June 4th, in Pierre de la Réunion. This training was particulary important when one know a few matches will take place in Johannesburg, at an altitude of 1800 metres (1/4 final and final).
Football, MTB, running… Their training programme was hectic! Many supporters got their blue shirt and came and cheered them on: training sessions were open to everyone at the "Eric Cantona" pitch, in Tignes Val Claret!
Check the pictures taken during their training!
World Cup 2010 :
Friday, the 11th of June 2010
Uruguay - France
Thursday, the 17th of June 2010
France - Mexico
Tuesday, the 22nd of June 2010
France - South Africa
The France football team in Tignes:
May 11th - 16th 1998
Aimé Jacquet and the football players were in Tignes for a training at altitude. And it worked out: they won the World Cup on the 12th of July 1998!
May 16th - 20th 2000
Roger Lemerre and the football players chose Tignes again for their training before the Euro 2000... and they won!
May 21st - 26th 2006
The France football team trained once more in Tignes at altitude before the World Cup 2006 in Berlin... and went to final
May 18th - 25th 2010
The France football team is back in Tignes for their training at altitude before the World Cup 2010 in South Africa