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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