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9 Lyonnais to Germany

Published on the 16 May 2006 à 09:50 by BV

There will be nine Lyon players in Germany for the start of the World Cup on June 9. To the four Frenchman (Coupet, Abidal, Malouda and Wiltord) can be added Switzerland's Patrick Müller, the Brazilians Cris, Fred and Juninho as well as Portugal's Tiago.

The former Benfica player Tiago will be travelling to his first World Cup in a squad which also contains the Parisian Pedro Paulet and Inter Milan's Luis Figo.

Four years ago, in Japan and South Korea, OL sent three players: Grégory Coupet, Eric Deflandre (Belgium) and Edmilson (Brazil). The Brazilian went all the way as his country won a record fifth crown.