Charles N’Zogbia played for the France Under-21 side last night, when they finally qualified for the finals of next summer’s European Championships.
Charles N’Zogbia – in France’s 1-0 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina
The French won 1-0 in Sarajevo last night against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
France has to seal the win to stand any chance of qualifying for the Finals next summer in Sweden, and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Habib Bellaid scored the winner following a corner in the 68th minute.
The French finished second in their group behind Wales and secured a play-off position as one of the best four runners-up. England have already qualified for the finals after their fine 2-0 win last week against Portugal, and Steven Taylor will be expected to captain the side in those finals next summer.
Newcastle new boy Xisco, who walked into controversy at Newcastle after Kevin Keegan resigned just a few days after he joined the club, played for Spain as they defeated Russia 2-0 to top their group with maximum points.
However, in a real upset, Tim Krul’s Holland will not be at the finals next summer to defend their crown, as Switzerland won 1-0 to take top spot from the Dutch.
But the Dutch also failed to qualify as one fo the best four runners-up, as Denmark beat them to the fourth best runners-up spot on goal difference.