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Thierry Henry - France Years

Thierry Henry made his international debut for France in a world cup warm up match against South Africa in November 1997, having just turned 20 years of age. He was a key selection for Frances 1998 World Cup winning side, scoring three goals in there opening group matches, which resulted in him becoming joint top French goal scorer in the 1998 world cup finals. Aime Jacquet left Henry out of the side which thrashed Brazil in the final of world cup 1998, a decision that had disappointed many. He was an automatic choice for France during Euro 200o helping them win the competition and scored along the way. After Euro 2000, Henry's international form for the French dipped as he only managed 4 goals in 17 matches for France by the end of the 2002 world cup finals. His form clearly no way matching his splendid goal scoring run at Arsenal. He failed to score during the 2002 world cup finals as the French crashed out after the first hurdle. He came back strongly for the French in qualifying for Euro 2004, during the 2002/03 season; he scored ten goals in thirteen matches for France, helping them qualify for the 2004 European championships held in Portugal. France once again bowed out of a major tournament early, this time at the hands of potential European Champions Greece. France were far from convincing in qualifying for the 2006 world cup finals, they were held to draws at home and away to the likes of Israel and Switzerland, however Henry inspired the French to qualify for the finals. Thierry Henry scored goals in matches against South Korea, Togo and Brazil in the 2006 world cup finals.

 


 
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