On the road to Germany 2006 World Cup the qualifiers from the African region and Ivory Coast leaded by Henri Michel, prepare themselves in Paris against the soccer team of Chile.
With 7 games won, 1 draw and only 2 losses, in the overall qualify standings; the Ivory Coast seeks a great friendly match up to organize their final details on the road to the World Cup. An interesting game that will definitively show us as soccer fans and sports betting crew, that they are ready to rumble in Paris and Germany as well.
Didier Drogba, an inspirational captain that leaded the team to their first time participation in a FIFA World Cup tournament, is one of the keys to the finalizing preparation game on May 30.
The Ivory Coast, who is in group C, will play in Paris, against a team that didn't reach a space in Germany 2006; but is going with a great potential squad to play. Chile showed their courage and good gaming against the 2 time World Cup winner Argentina, in the qualifiers.
On 2 occasions, Chile wonderfully scored adding a point to their starting round against the big favorites. Unfortunately, in the next round, after playing against Paraguay and Uruguay, the Chilean dream disappeared; ending in the replacement of coach Juvenal Olmos for Nelson Acosta.
Chile with a great soccer technique, featured in 7 FIFA World Cup tournaments, being the last in 1998. "La Roja", as known in Latin America and among international soccer and sports bettors, are more than prepare to play this friendly match up as good as it gets closer to Germany 2006.
This game is really interesting, due that Ivory Coast will debut in the FIFA tournament against Argentina and Chile played a great game against them before. This game will let us know, more about the new faces in the World Cup, with a lot of expectations from the Ivory Coat Soccer Federation and fans in general.
Road to Germany 2006, this game is a must to see, enjoy and bet on.
n sands of Acapulco the number one tourist destination in Mexico. Unlike everybody else, in Acapulco the National squad was there to get in tune early for the most important soccer competition in the planet.
In Acapulco the squad received a lot of support from their fans that gave a boost to their morale.
Pavel Pardo said: "The most important thing for me is that the Mexican people are 100 per cent behind the national team. At the end of the day, you're not just representing one sector of society; you're carrying the hopes of 100 million Mexicans.
The "Tricolor" as it's called in Mexico spent about five days of hard work on the beach. They did the hard physical work in Acapulco to head back to Mexico City with some good fitness work behind them. The next few days should see the players enjoying considerably more time with the ball.
They're getting ready to head to Europe in the final stage of their preparation for the Soccer World Cup. They will face France on May 27th one of the most important friendly games of the squad.
On the other hand, France coach Raymond Domenech will take just his squad of 23 players and nobody else to a FIFA World Cup training camp later this month.
Domenech, who has until 15 May to unveil his final list, said no reserves would be invited to the camp from 22-26 May in the French Alps resort of Tignes.
"I thought about it carefully and I don't think it would be a good thing to bring players who would need somebody else to get injured to make the squad," Domenech told French radio channel RTL.
Coach Domenech wants to avoid what happened in France 98, back then six players were told to leave France's training camp at the last minute.
The French team is preparing to face Mexico on May 27th in a game that's expected to be one of the most difficult friendly matches in their World Cup preparation; they'll have the opportunity to measure against another head of group, and a different style of play than the European soccer.
Most sports books will certainly have a line for this exciting friendly match that will meet two very good soccer teams and hopefully allow the fans to enjoy a very good game.
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