Sunday, May 15, 2022

Compendium to The Soccernostalgia Interview-Part 24-Matches of France National team during the 1978/79 season.


 

France National Team matches under Michel Hidalgo during the 1978/79 season

 

August 12, 1978, Paris, France 1-RSC Anderlecht (Belgium) 0 (Didier Six 57)

September 1, 1978, EC Qualifier, Paris, France 2-Sweden 2 (Marc Berdoll 72, Didier Six 85 / Mats Nordgren 54, Anders Grönhagen 90)

October 7, 1978, EC Qualifier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 1-France 3 (Romain Michaux 74 / Didier Six 15, Marius Trésor 63, Albert Gemmrich 80)

November 8, 1978, Paris, France 1-Spain 0 (Léonard Specht 41)

February 25, 1979, EC Qualifier, Paris, France 3-Luxembourg 0 (Jean Petit 38, Albert Emon 60, Jean-François Larios 78)

April 4, 1979, EC Qualifier, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 2-France 0 (Antonin Panenka 67 pen, Frantisek Stambachr 72)

May 2, 1979, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA 0-France 6 (Bernard Lacombe 8, 14,37, Own Goal (Don Droege) 42, Loic Amisse 61, Didier Six 73)

 

 

 

Date: August 12, 1978

Competition: Friendly

Result: France 1-RSC Anderlecht (Belgium) 0

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes

Attendance: 19,414

Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(France): Didier Six 57

(Anderlecht): None

Summary of goals:

1:0 (57th minute, France): -

Lineups:

France:

1-André Rey (Football Club de Metz)

2-Patrick Battiston (Football Club de Metz)

4- Léonard Specht (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

5-Christian Lopez (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

3-Maxime Bossis (Football Club de Nantes) 

6-Dominique Bathenay (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club) 

Alain Giresse (Girondins de Bordeaux Football Club) 

Claude Papi (Sporting Etoile Club de Bastia)   

Daniel Sanchez (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice) (Dominique Rocheteau (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire) 58)

9-Bernard Lacombe (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

11-Didier Six (Olympique de Marseille)

 

Coach: Michel Hidalgo

 

Team Captain: Bernard Lacombe

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Note:

1-France were missing Michel Platini, Marius Trésor, Marc Berdoll, Christian Sunaeghel, Gérard Janvion, Olivier Rouyer and François Bracci.

 

 

Anderlecht:

Jacques Munaron

François Vander Elst

Hugo Broos (Ronny Martens 75)

Johnny Dusbaba (Holland)

Jean Thissen

Franck Vercauteren

Arend ‘Arie’ Haan (Holland)

Mathijs Van Toorn (Holland)

Benny Nielsen (Denmark) (Gilbert Van Binst 65)

Robbie Rensenbrink (Holland)

 

Coach : Raymond Goethals

 

Team Captain: -

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Shirt Sponsor: Belle-Vue

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Purple Shorts, White Socks


 

Photo From: Mondial, old series, Hors-Serie, Issue 4, Le Livre d'or 1978

(August 12, 1978, France 1-Anderlecht 0)


Photo From: Magaizne Source Unknown

(France squad, August 12, 1978, France 1-Anderlecht 0)


Date: September 1, 1978

Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifier-Group 5

Result: France 2-Sweden 2

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes

Attendance: 44,703

Referee: Karoly Palotai (Hungary) 

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(France): Marc Berdoll 72, Didier Six 85

(Sweden): Mats Nordgren 54, Anders Grönhagen 90

Summary of goals:

0:1 (54th minute, Sweden): Lennat Larsson’s cross from the right side was struck by Thomas Sjöberg and it hit the post, Nordgren shot in the rebound.

1:1 (72nd minute, France): From the middle, Henri Michel sent Rouyer through on the right side, his shot was parried by Hellstroem, Berdoll struck in the loose ball.

2:1 (85th minute, France): Didier Six received a long pass in the middle of the field and advanced on a solo run and from just inside the box shot past Hellstroem.

2:2 (90th minute, Sweden): Lennart Larsson’s long cross from inside the Swedish half reached Grönhagen in the box on the right and he shot past Rey.

Lineups:

France:

1-André Rey (Football Club de Metz)

2-Patrick Battiston (Football Club de Metz)

3-Maxime Bossis (Football Club de Nantes) 

4-Patrice Rio (Football Club de Nantes) 

5-Christian Lopez (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)

6-Dominique Bathenay (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)

8-Henri Michel (Football Club de Nantes) (13-Alain Giresse (Girondins de Bordeaux Football Club) 77)

10-Roger Jouve (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)  

7-Olivier Rouyer (Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine) 

9-Albert Gemmrich (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football) (15-Marc Berdoll (Olympique de Marseille) 65)

11-Didier Six (Olympique de Marseille)

 

Coach: Michel Hidalgo

Other Substitutes:

Dominique Dropsy (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

Gérard Janvion (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

Bruno Barochelli (Football Club de Nantes) 

 

Team Captain: Henri Michel

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Patrice Rio (17/0) (1976-1978).

2-Michel Platini missed this match through injury. Marius Tresor was originally called but withdrew. Patrice Rio called up in his place.

3-Bernard Lacombe and Dominique Rocheteau missed this match through injury. Albert Gemmrich started in Lacombe’s place.

4-Jean-Marc Guillou was not called up, many believe because of his role in the dispute with Adidas during the World Cup.

5-The French Federation refused Television transmission of this match to gain more in gate receipts.

 

Sweden:

Ronnie Hellström (1.Fußball-Club e.V. Kaiserslautern / West Germany)     

Hasse Borg (Braunschweiger Turn- und Sportverein Eintracht von 1895 e.V. / West Germany)     

Björn Nordqvist (IFK (Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna) Göteborg)

Ronald Åhman (Örebro Sportklubb)

Håkan Arvidsson (Östers Idrottsförening- Vaxjo)    

Lennart Larsson (Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen / West Germany)            

Anders Linderoth (Olympique de Marseille / France)

Mats Nordgren (Östers Idrottsförening- Vaxjo)    

Anders Grönhagen (Djurgårdens Idrettsförening- Stockholm)

Thomas Sjöberg (Malmö Fotbollforening) (Tommy Berggren (Djurgårdens Idrettsförening- Stockholm) 75)

Benny Wendt (1.Fußball-Club e.V. Kaiserslautern / West Germany)     

 

Coach: George Ericsson


Team Captain: Björn Nordqvist

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, Yellow Socks


Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire

(September 1, 1978, EC Qualifier, France 2-Sweden 2)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 34, October 1978

(September 1, 1978, EC Qualifier, France 2-Sweden 2)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 34, October 1978

(September 1, 1978, EC Qualifier, France 2-Sweden 2)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 34, October 1978

(September 1, 1978, EC Qualifier, France 2-Sweden 2)



 

Photo From: Onze, Issue 34, October 1978

(September 1, 1978, EC Qualifier, France 2-Sweden 2)









Date: October 7, 1978

Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifier-Group 5

Result: Luxembourg 1-France 3

Venue: Letzebuerg (Luxembourg)-Stade Municipal de Luxembourg

Attendance: 12,000

Referee: Hendrik Weerink (Holland) 

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Luxembourg): Romain Michaux 74

(France):  Didier Six 15, Marius Trésor 63, Albert Gemmrich 80

Summary of goals:

0:1 (15th minute, France): From the middle, Piasecki sent Six through on the left side who shot past Moes from just inside the box.

0:2 (63rd minute, France): From the middle, Lopez passed to Tresor who went on a solo run by dribbling past players and shot past Moes.

1:2 (74th minute, Luxembourg): Camille Neumann’s throw-in from the right side was volleyed in by Michaux.

1:3 (80th minute, France): From the middle, Petit passed to Gemmrich, who turned and shot from just outside of the box.

Lineups:

Luxembourg:

1-Jeannot Moes (Football Club Avenir Beggen)   

2-Jean-Louis Margue (Football Club Progrés Niedercorn)

3-Nicolas Rohmann (Royale Charleroi Sporting Club / Belgiumn)

4-Hubert Meunier (Football Club Progrés Niedercorn) (Aldo Catani (Football Club Etzella Ettelbrück) 62)

5-Fernand Raths (Union Sportive Luxemburg) (Roger Fandel (Football Club Aris Bonnevoie) 43)

6-Carlo Weis (Football Club Aris Bonnevoie)

7-Gilbert Dresch (Football Club Avenir Beggen)   

8-Paul Philipp (Royale Union-Brussels / Belgium)

9-Romain Michaux (Football Association Red Boys Differdange)

10-Gilbert Dussier (Koninklijke Waterschei Sportvereniging Thor Genk / Belgium) 

11-Camille Neumann (Football Club Progrés Niedercorn)

 

Coach: Louis Pilot

Booked: Fernand Raths 38

Other Substitutes:

Georges Ressel (Football Club Etzella Ettelbrück)  

Henri Bossi (Football Club Progrés Niedercorn)

André Zwally (Association Sportive La Jeunesse d´Esch-sur-Alzette)   

 

Team Captain: -

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks

 

France:

1-Dominique Dropsy (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

2-Patrick Battiston (Football Club de Metz)

4-Christian Lopez (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

5- Marius Trésor (Olympique de Marseille)

3-Maxime Bossis (Football Club de Nantes) 

8-Jean-François Larios (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire) (13-Jean Petit (Association Sportive de Monaco) 64)

6-Roger Jouve (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

10-Francis Piasecki (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football) 

7-Dominique Rocheteau (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire) (15-Albert Gemmrich (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football) 59)

9-Bernard Lacombe (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

11-Didier Six (Olympique de Marseille)

 

Coach: Michel Hidalgo

Booked: Christian Lopez 40, Didier Six 89

Other Substitutes:

André Rey (Football Club de Metz)

Gérard Janvion (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

Pierre Pleimelding (Lille Olympique Sporting Club -Lille Métropole)  

 

Team Captain: Marius Trésor

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, Red Socks

Note:

1-First caps for Jean-François Larios and Francis Piasecki.

2-Francis Piasecki scored a goal in the 7th minute ruled out due to offside.


Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire

(October 7, 1978, EC Qualifier, Luxembourg 1-France 3)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 35, November 1978 
(October 7, 1978, EC Qualifier, Luxembourg 1-France 3)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 35, November 1978 
(October 7, 1978, EC Qualifier, Luxembourg 1-France 3)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 35, November 1978 
(October 7, 1978, EC Qualifier, Luxembourg 1-France 3)










Date: November 8, 1978

Competition: Friendly

Result: France 1-Spain 0

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes

Attendance: 37,897

Referee: Walter Eschweiler (West Germany)

Linesmen: Risse and Haymann (West Germany)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(France):  Léonard Specht 41

(Spain): None

Summary of goals:

1:0 (41st minute, France): Rocheteau’s free kick from the left side was headed in at the far post by Specht.

Lineups:

France:

1- Dominique Dropsy (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)  

2- Patrick Battiston (Football Club de Metz)

4-Léonard Specht (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

5-Christian Lopez (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

3-Gérard Janvion (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

8-Jean Petit (Association Sportive de Monaco)  

6-Henri Michel (Football Club de Nantes) 

10-Francis Piasecki (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

7-Dominique Rocheteau (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire) (17-Gérard Soler (Association Sportive de Monaco) 73)

9-Pierre Pleimelding (Lille Olympique Sporting Club -Lille Métropole) (15-Albert Gemmrich (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football) 57)

11-Didier Six (Olympique de Marseille)

 

Coach: Michel Hidalgo

Booked: Gérard Janvion 81

Other Substitutes:

Jean Paul Bertrans-Demanes (Football Club de Nantes) 

Jean-Jacques Marx (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

Dominique Bathenay (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club) 

Didier Simon (Lille Olympique Sporting Club -Lille Métropole)  

 

Team Captain: Henri Michel

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, Red Socks

Note:

1- Marius Trésor, Bernard Lacombe and Michel Platini missed this match through injury.

2-First cap and goal for Léonard Specht.

3-First cap and only cap for Pierre Pleimelding (1/0) (1978).

4-Final cap for Albert Gemmrich (5/2) (1978).

 

Spain:

1-Miguel Angel González Suárez (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)

2-Marcellino Perez Ayllón (Club Atlético de Madrid)  

3-Miguel ‘Migueli’ Bernardo Bianqueti (Fútbol Club Barcelona)

5-Antonio ‘Olmo’ Ramirez (Fútbol Club Barcelona)  

4-Javier Escalaza (Athletic Club de Bilbao)

8-Angel Maria Villar Llona (Athletic Club de Bilbao)

6-Vicente ‘Del Bosque’ Gonzalez (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) (15-Daniel Solsona Puig (Valencia Club de Fútbol) 46)

10- Juan Manuel ‘Asensi’ Ripoll (Fútbol Club Barcelona) (16- Eugenio Leal (Club Atlético de Madrid) 46)    

11-José Francisco ‘Chechu Rojo’ (Athletic Club de Bilbao) (17-Enrique ‘Saura’ Gil (Valencia Club de Fútbol) 46)

7- Juan ‘Juanito‘Gomez Gonzalez (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)

9-Carlos ‘Santillana’ Alonso Gonzalez (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)  

 

Coach: Ladislao Kubala Stecz (Hungary/Spain)  

 

Team Captain: Juan Manuel ‘Asensi’ Ripoll

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Blue Shorts, Black Socks

 

Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire

(November 8, 1978, France 1-Spain 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 36, December 1978

(November 8, 1978, France 1-Spain 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 36, December 1978

(November 8, 1978, France 1-Spain 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 36, December 1978

(November 8, 1978, France 1-Spain 0)



Photo From: Magaizne Source Unknown

(France squad, November 8, 1978, France 1-Spain 0)






Date: February 25, 1979

Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifier-Group 5

Result: France 3-Luxembourg 0

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes

Attendance: 46,988

Referee: Ronald Bridges (Wales)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(France): Jean Petit 38, Albert Emon 60, Jean-François Larios 78

(Luxembourg): None

Summary of goals:

1:0 (38th minute, France): Emon’s corner from the left side was headed in by Petit.

2:0 (60th minute, France): Emon received a pass on the left side and from just inside of the box curled a shot past Moes at the top corner.

3:0 (78th minute, France): Emon’s free kick from the right side was headed by Tresor but bounced of the bar, then the ball bounced off of Rocheteau and Larios struck it in.

Lineups:

France:

1- Dominique Dropsy (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

2- Patrick Battiston (Football Club de Metz)

3-Maxime Bossis (Football Club de Nantes)

4-Léonard Specht (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football) 

5- Marius Trésor (Olympique de Marseille)

6-Henri Michel (Football Club de Nantes) 

8-Jean Petit (Association Sportive de Monaco)  

10-Francis Piasecki (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football) (13-Jean-François Larios (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire) 61)

7-Dominique Rocheteau (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)   

9-Marc Berdoll (Olympique de Marseille) (15- Eric Pécout (Football Club de Nantes) 66)

11-Albert Emon (Association Sportive de Monaco)  

 

Coach: Michel Hidalgo

Other Substitutes:

André Rey (Football Club de Metz)

Gérard Janvion (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

Loïc Amisse (Football Club de Nantes) 

 

Team Captain: Marius Trésor

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Francis Piasecki (3/0) (1978-1979).

2-First cap for Eric Pécout.

3-About two weeks before the matrh, Didier Six crashed his car one late night after a National Team get together at St. Germain. There were many questions surrounding this accident and his role. There were some who even suggested he should be penalized from the National Team as a disciplinary measure.

He was internally disciplined in the end and the sanction was not disclosed. Albert Enon started in his place.

4-Bernard Lacombe missed this match through injury. Marc Berdoll started in his place.

 

 

Luxembourg:

Jeannot Moes (Football Club Avenir Beggen)   

Hubert Meunier (Football Club Progrés Niedercorn)

Fernand Raths (Union Sportive Luxemburg)

Nicolas Rohmann (Royale Charleroi Sporting Club / Belgiumn)

Jean-Louis Margue (Football Club Progrés Niedercorn)

Carlo Weis (Football Club Aris Bonnevoie) (Jeannot Reiter (Football Club Etzella Ettelbrück) 46)

Paul Philipp (Royale Union-Brussels / Belgium)

Nicolas Wagner (Football Association Red Boys Differdange)

Gilbert Dresch (Football Club Avenir Beggen)   

Romain Michaux (Football Association Red Boys Differdange)

André Zwally (Association Sportive La Jeunesse d´Esch-sur-Alzette) (Camille Neumann (Football Club Progrés Niedercorn) 73)

 

Coach: Louis Pilot

Booked: Gilbert Dresch 14, Nicolas Wagner 40

Other Substitutes:

Claude Birenbaum (Football Club Aris Bonnevoie)

Henri Bossi (Football Club Progrés Niedercorn)

Roger Fandel (Football Club Aris Bonnevoie)

 

Team Captain: -

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks


Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire

(February 25, 1979, EC Qualifier, France 3-Luxembourg 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 40, April 1979

(February 25, 1979, EC Qualifier, France 3-Luxembourg 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 40, April 1979

(February 25, 1979, EC Qualifier, France 3-Luxembourg 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 40, April 1979

(February 25, 1979, EC Qualifier, France 3-Luxembourg 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 40, April 1979

(February 25, 1979, EC Qualifier, France 3-Luxembourg 0)






Date: April 4, 1979

Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifier-Group 5

Result: Czechoslovakia 2-France 0

Venue: Bratislava - Tehelné Pole Stadion (Slovan Bratislava)

Attendance: 48,138

Referee: Heinz Aldinger (West Germany)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Czechoslovakia): Antonin Panenka 67 pen, Frantisek Stambachr 72

(France): None

Summary of goals:

1:0 (67th minute, Czechoslovakia): Czechoslovakia were awarded a penalty kick after Specht fouled Vizek in the box. Panenka scored from the ensuing penalty kick.

2:0 (72nd minute, Czechoslovakia): Frantisek Stambachr scored from a long-range shot from outside of the box.

Lineups:

Czechoslovakia:

1-Jaroslav Netolicka (ASVS Dukla Praha) 

2-Jozef Barmos (TJ Internacional Slovnaft Bratislava) 

4-Anton Ondrus (TJ Slovan ChZJD Bratislava)  

3-Rotislav Vojacek (TJ Baník OKD Ostrava) 

5-Koloman Gögh (TJ Slovan ChZJD Bratislava)  

8-Antonin Panenka (Bohemians Praha CKD)   

6-Frantisek Stambachr (ASVS Dukla Praha)

7-Jan Kozak (TJ Lokomotiva Kosice)

10-Marian Masny (TJ Slovan ChZJD Bratislava)  

11-Zdenek Nehoda (ASVS Dukla Praha) (14-Ladislav Vizek (ASVS Dukla Praha) 56)

9-Miroslav Gajdusek (ASVS Dukla Praha)    

 

Coach: Jozef Venglos

 

Team Captain: Anton Ondrus

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

 

France:

1- Dominique Dropsy (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

2-Raymond Doemench (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)  

4-Léonard Specht (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

5- Christian Lopez (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

3-Maxime Bossis (Football Club de Nantes) 

8-Jean Petit (Association Sportive de Monaco)  

10-Michel Platini (Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine) 

6-Jean-François Larios (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)  

7-Albert Emon (Association Sportive de Monaco)  

9-Marc Berdoll (Olympique de Marseille)      

11-Loïc Amisse (Football Club de Nantes) 

 

Coach: Michel Hidalgo

Other Substitutes:

André Rey (Football Club de Metz)

Thierry Tusseau (Football Club de Nantes) 

Henri Michel (Football Club de Nantes) 

Albert Gemmrich (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

Olivier Rouyer (Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine) 

 

Team Captain: Christian Lopez

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Marc Bercdoll (16/5) (1973-1979).

2-France were missing Marius Tresor, Francis Piasecki, Gerard Janvion, Patrick Battiston, Bernard Lacombe, Dominique Bathenay, Didier Six and Dominique Rocheteau.

4-Michel Platini’s first match of the season. He had been injured since the start of the season. He returned to training in January 1979 on a Tour of Mexico with his club Nancy. He had only returned to competitive League action in March 197.

5-French Federation President Fernand Sastre remarked that during France’s last three matches in Eastern Europe (1975 vs. East Germany, 1977 vs. Bulgaria and now Czechsolovakia), penalty kicks were called against France and called it a ‘Curious Coincidence’.

6-The penalty kick decision was contested and Specht stated that “In Paris, the penalty kick would not have been called.”

Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire

(April 4, 1979, EC Qualifier, Czechoslovakia 2-France 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 41, May 1979

(April 4, 1979, EC Qualifier, Czechoslovakia 2-France 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 41, May 1979

(April 4, 1979, EC Qualifier, Czechoslovakia 2-France 0)



Photo From:  se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat

(Czechoslovakia squad, April 4, 1979, EC Qualifier, Czechoslovakia 2-France 0)







Date: May 2, 1979

Competition: Friendly

Result: USA 0-France 6

Venue: East Rutherford, New Jersey- Meadowlands Arena, Giants Stadium

Attendance: 20,591

Referee: Marco Dorantes (Mexico) 

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(USA): None

(France): Bernard Lacombe 8, 14,37, Own Goal (Don Droege) 42, Loic Amisse 61, Didier Six 73

Summary of goals:

0:1 (8th minute, France): Amisse’s cross from the left side was volleyed in by Lacombe.
0:2 (14th minute, France): Petit’s shot from outside of the box was blocked, Lacombe picked up the rebound.
0:3 (37th minute, France): From the left side, Janvion crossed for Platini, his shot/cross was parried by Mausser and Lacombe picked up the rebound.
0:4 (42nd minute, France): Rouyer’s cross from the left side was deflected by Don Droege into his own net.
0:5 (61st minute, France): From the middle, Domenech passed to Amisse on the right side who shot past David Brcic.
0:6 (73rd minute, France): After a scramble in the box, Six controlled and volleyed past David Brcic.

Lineups:

USA:

1-Arnold Mausser (Fort Lauderdale Strikers) (David Brcic (New York Cosmos) 46)

18-Jim Pollihan (New York Arrows)

5-Glenn Myernick (Dallas Tornado)

16-Don Droege (Washington Diplomats)

12-Colin Fowles (Fort Lauderdale Strikers) (21-Tony Crudo (Tampa Bay Rowdies) 8)

6-Larry Hulcer (Los Angeles Aztecs)

19-Rick Davis (New York Cosmos)

8-Boris Bandov (New York Cosmos) (15-Perry van der Beck (Tampa Bay Rowdies) 32)

10-Angelo di Bernardo (Los Angeles Aztecs)

17-Greg Villa (Minnesota Kicks)

11-Mark Liveric (Edmonton Drillers) (7-Louis Nanchoff (Atalanta Chiefs) 75)

 

Coach: Walt Chyzowych

 

Team Captain: Glenn Myernick (

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

 

France:

1- Dominique Dropsy (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football) (16-André Rey (Football Club de Metz) 46)

2- Gérard Janvion (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire)   

4- Raymond Doemench (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

5- Marius Trésor (Olympique de Marseille)

3-Maxime Bossis (Football Club de Nantes) (12-Patrick Battiston (Football Club de Metz) 80)

8-Jean Petit (Association Sportive de Monaco)  

10-Michel Platini (Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine) 

6-Roger Jouve (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football) (13-Jean-François Larios (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire) 71)

7-Olivier Rouyer (Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine) (15-Didier Six (Olympique de Marseille) 46)

9-Bernard Lacombe (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire) (14-Marc Berdoll (Olympique de Marseille) 65)

11-Loïc Amisse (Football Club de Nantes) 

 

Coach: Michel Hidalgo

Other Substitutes:

None

 

Team Captain: Marius Trésor

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for André Rey (10/0) (1977-1979).

2-Final cap for Roger Jouve (7/1) (1973-1979).

3-Final cap for Raymond Doemench (8/0) (1973-1979).

4-This match was played on synthetic grass.

5-Henri Michel and Leonrad Specht unavailbale due to injuries, Patrick
Battiston and Roger Jouve called up in their place.
6-There was some criticism about the date of the match as the League race was still ongoing. Strasbourg Manager Gilbert Gress felt this match would be of no value to the National Team, as the players would arrive there tired at a time of League fixture congestion. He felt many players would return injured as a result. He strssed this was not an attack at Hidalgo but at French Football in General.
7-Saint Etienne President Roger Rocher complained that more of his club’s players werre called up as opposed to direct rivals Nantes and Strasbourg.
As a result, Christina Lopez was withdrawn. Even when Specht was injured, Hidalgo chose not to call up Lopez to maintain balance between the clubs and called up Battiston instead.
Christina Lopez was angered and reminded everyone that he had stepped up at Bratislava, when others had withdrawn, and even captained the side. But now players were suddenly available to have a good time in New York and unjustly he had to be sacrificed. Lopez even went as far as to say he was leaving the National Team for good, before he was convinced otherwise by Hidalgo.
8-Iran had been the initial opponents for this match, but due to the Iranian Revolution, the match was called off.

Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire

(May 2, 1979, USA 0- France 6)



Photo From: Le Livre d'Or du Football 1979

(May 2, 1979, USA 0- France 6)




Photo From: Onze, Issue 42, June 1979

(May 2, 1979, USA 0- France 6)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 42, June 1979

(May 2, 1979, USA 0- France 6)



Photo From: Magaizne Source Unknown

(France squad, May 2, 1979, USA 0- France 6)