Allez Les Bleus! How France's multiracial Rainbow Warriors united a nation in '98

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Just days before France's opening game of the 1998 World Cup finals, coach Aime Jacquet assembled the squad in the changing room at Clairefontaine, the training headquarters of the French football association.

"I want us to be together in this," he announced. "We need to focus. What is going to happen is so important... and I don't think that you have fully realised yet."

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