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30-Year-Old Could Make French Debut

  • Guardian, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:15 PM
"I am proof that the system doesn't always work. I was born at the wrong time. I'm from the same generation as [Thierry] Henry and [Nicolas] Anelka and when they were coming through you had to be well over 6-foot to be picked for youth schemes." Caen striker Steve Savidan, 30, who four years ago was playing semipro soccer, but who is on the French national team squad for the first time for Wednesday's friendly in Paris against Uruguay.

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