RFA-France 82 – Maxime Bossis: “This match is a shortcut of an entire life”

A dream poster, a crazy scenario, questionable arbitration decisions; names like Battiston, Schumacher or Corver who will forever mark the history of the World Cups; an epic extension and a cruel conclusion for the Blues at the end of a penalty shootout with an unbreathable atmosphere… This semi-final of the 1982 World Cup, between France and the FRG (3-3, 4-5 tab), is still remembered forty years later.

On the occasion of this anniversary of July 8, we offer you four great interviews with Jean-Luc Ettori, the goalkeeper of the Blues, Maxime Bossis and Marius Trésor, defenders of the France team, and Alain Giresse, midfielder. tricolor ground.

With them, Christophe Larcher, journalist at The Teamlooks back on the match, how they experienced it and the memories they have of it.

These interviews can also be found in a long format article, to which the 20 French players still alive who participated in this match have contributed. An article published in two parts in L’Équipe Magazine on July 2 and 9.

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