France Football vs. Finland: What We Learned About Les Bleus

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France Football vs. Finland: What We Learned About Les Bleus
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Franck Ribery of France

For the French national soccer team, Euro 2012 was about the performance but also about taking another step toward healing. Healing, of course, refers to the fiasco of World Cup 2010 that resulted in enormous embarrassment for Les Bleus. 

With a quarterfinal appearance at Euro 2012 in the bag, the French now look toward qualifying for World Cup 2014. The task won't be easy, though, as France will need to finish in the top two of a group likely to be won by Spain.

As a starting point for their campaign, France defeated Finland 1-0 on a goal by Abou Diaby. The result gives them the three points, but it didn't necessarily reassure fans for the rest of qualifying.

Here is what we learned. 

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