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France reach World Cup semifinal but will need to hit top gear from here – Sports & Soldiertalk
Gabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer, ESPN FC NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — If Didier Deschamps’ crew do go on to win this World Cup (and they are two games away from doing so) perhaps they’ll be a fitting reflection of contemporary football, just as “black, blanc et beur” side that won it 20 years ago reflected modern France at the time. Friday’s 2-0 win over Uruguay saw France — not everyone mind, but we’re talking the team as a whole — generally rewarded for being more talented rather than necessarily playing to their potential. As in previous games, they did it without