Bixente Lizarazu, Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps : What became of the stars of the Blues 1998 ?

20 years after the World Cup 1998, discover what happened to the stars of the Blue.

It IS THE DAY-J ! Today, Sunday, July 15, the team of France will play against Croatia during the World Cup 2018. 20 years after the feat of the Blue in 1998 against Brazil, our young soccer players, the favorite will have to try to do as well as their predecessors. If you come to be interested in 10 things you did not know about Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud, we still admire our Blue 1998 for their course respective. A few hours of the grand final of 2018, check out what happened to Bixente Lizararu, Zinédine Zidane, Didier Deschamps : the legends of football that is no more.

Fabien Barthez

The guardian holder at the world Cup 1998 and has participated in many victories of the team of France in addition to the one against Brazil : the Euro 2000, confederations Cup 2003. After a stint at FC Nantes, the player has finally hung up the cleats in 2007. He then became a consultant football for the French channel TF1, as well as technical advisor of the guardians of the France Team between 2010 and 2012. The main activity of Fabien Barthez is in reality his passion : motor racing. After his career in football, he was converted into motor racing in France. He even becomes champion of France Grand touring in 2013.

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry is considered one of the best strikers in the history of football in the world. After a great career as a player, he decides to take his retirement in 2014 to become a consultant. He has worked for six years with the chain English SkySports, where he receives 5 million euros per year. In August 2016, he became the coach assistant of the belgian national team.

Laurent Blanc

After his career as a player, Laurent Blanc has pursued a coaching career. From 2007, he became the coach of the Girondins de Bordeaux before being appointed by the French football Federation to succeed Raymond Domenech. It, therefore, becomes the coach of the France team until 2012. In 2013, he became the coach of the Paris Saint-Germain until 2016. He is without a club since.

Bixente Lizarazu

Today Bixente Lizarazu is mostly a familiar voice. That converts to in the media as an expert in football : he comments on the matches of the Blue on TF1 and hosted his own radio show football on RT called The Club Liza.

Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps succeeded Laurent Blanc as the coach of the France Team in 2012. The former captain of the Blues during the world Cup 1998 leads Kylian MBappé, Antoine Griezmann and Benjamin Pavard who will have to pay a hell of a sum to come to their families during the final this Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Lilian Thuram

If it does tape more in the round ball today, Lilian Thuram holds the record of selections in team of France male with 142 games played. He wears the jersey until 2008 before taking his retirement when he learns to be a victim of a cardiac malformation hereditary. He was a member of the federal council of the French football Federation from 2008 to 2014. The champion is now very actively involved in associations and publicly positions on topics such as immigration, racism and equality. He is also the founder of the Fondation Lilian Thuram-Education in the fight against racism since 2008.

Marcel Desailly, Frank Leboeuf, Robert Pirès, Emmanuel Petit, Christian Karembeu…

All of its major champions are now consultants to the radio or television. Emmanuel Petit is now working for RMC and SFR Sports, where he hosted his own weekly show. Marcel Desailly has worked for several media and became a consultant for beIN Sports alongside Robert Pirès. Frank Laboeuf is also on the waves of RMC, and also has his own show football on SFR Sport. He focuses more on his great passion : the theatre. Christian Karembeu is converted in a first time in the media before becoming an ambassador of Fifa.

Zinédine Zidane

How to talk about the Blues without mentioning Zidane ? In 2006, Zinedine puts an end to his career as a player. His last game will be marked by his expulsion red card after having given his famous “cup ball” to the Italian Marco Materazzi. After his retirement, he spends his qualifications to coach, and becomes the assistant of Real Madrid in 2013. It will then reserve team of the Castilla before being named head coach of the first team in 2016. It is then elected as the best coach of the year worldwide. Zidane became the first person in the history of football to win the award for best player and best coach in the world. In 2018, he leads Real Madrid to another victory in the Champions League. He decides to resign and gives up to 24 million euros.

Hoping to be able to sing, “and one, and two, and three zeros !” tonight ! The team of melty support the Blues at 100%.

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  1. With the greatest respect bank employees SHOULD be under more pressure at the moment. The banks’ greed and irresponsibility has caused this dire predicament we ALL find ourselves in. There is no question that everybody should be allowed a Xmas party but the rest of us pay for our extravagant meals ourselves or the boss throws in a little bit of money for drinks. Not a £330 000 bash in opulence. And what great service and high achievement are they celebrating – this bank like many others has had to ask for public money to bail them out despite their extravagant excesses. Yes they are tax payers and if we could rely on the fact that they were covering all of the services they access via their tax and this bill then perhaps we wouldn’t care but your average three year old could tell you that those sums don’t add up. They bloomin’ well better be passing on the ENTIRE 1.5% from the latest rate cut. I honestly think disgusting behaviour/judgement like this should be referred to the banking regulators.

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