Danone Nations Cup 2008 - Fiji 24th / 40 countries !

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The 9th edition of the Danone Nations Cup sees France crowned champions at the legendary Parc des Princes stadium.
Zinédine Zidane, sponsor of the wonderful children's adventure that is the Danone Nations Cup, officially kicked off the World Final between Russia and France at 5pm. After the 20 minutes of regulation time, the French team emerged as 2-0 winners. Cheered on by a bumper crowd of over 27,000, the teams put on a thrilling display full of commitment and skill, and in particular the tournament's creation, and the motto for the three days of this year's event. fair play, an essential value for the Danone Nations Cup since
And so on their home turf, the French team saw their dreams come true as they became deserved champions of this 9th edition of the Danone Nations Cup, watched by their World Champion, Zinédine Zidane.
After winning the first ever DNC in 2000, the "tricolores" once again shone on the legendary Parc des Princes pitch. With clean sheets in every match from the round of sixteen onwards, the French side defended consistently well. They were also in inspirational form at the other end of the pitch, putting five goals past the Czech Republic in the semis, and adding two more to their tally against the Russians in the Final. The first goal in the Final was created by the n° 11, with the n°12 placing the ball in the back of the Russian net. At the end of regulation time, the n°11 sealed victory with a second French goal.
Year after year, the Danone Nations Cup goes from strength to strength. With some 40 teams taking part, over 27,000 spectators, 260 accredited journalists from every continent (32 nations represented) and ever greater enthusiasm, the Danone Nations Cup is the world's leading tournament for youngsters in the 10-12 age group. This year, six new countries made their debut in the tournament - Mauritius , Egypt , Guatemala , India , Qatar and the United States . Altogether, 800 young footballers from 40 countries wore their national colours with pride over the three days of the competition.
Besides being a fantastic showcase of sporting talent, the Danone Nations Cup is a real emotional adventure for the youngsters involved, complete with the tears of defeat and the joy of victory. In addition to the competitions, the 640 children spent four days sightseeing in Paris , visiting symbolic French landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Trocadero, and taking a boat trip on the Seine . A unique opportunity for all these kids to live their dream to the fullest.
Once again, the Danone Nations Cup has succeeded in its aim:: to give children from all over the world an unforgettable experience, under the knowing smile of Zinédine Zidane, an ambassador for ELA, an association to which the proceeds of the competition are donated.

 
Attached: results and special awards
Fair Play, Best Defence, Best Attack, Best Goalkeeper, Best Play, Best Player

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