Star Sixes Round-Up: France Emerge World Champions
France were crowned champions of the inaugural Betsafe Star Sixes with a 2-1 win over Denmark in Sunday night’s final at the O2 Arena.
Goals from Ludovic Giuly and Youri Djorkaeff’s fired Les Bleus to World Cup glory as Daniel Jensen counted as mere consolation.
“I’m very proud of my team,” Pires told Sky Sports. “It’s always very important to do well whenever you put the French shirt on. It was a very tough game.
“The legs were a bit heavy and Denmark played very well, so we’re very happy to win the tournament.”
Surprise package of the championship, Denmark failed to repeat the fluency and brilliance of their 4-2 semi-final romp against Brazil.
Brazil suffered further humiliation as Spain silenced them 11-3 to claim the third place prize.
Denmark’s Chris Sorenson was voted star of the tournament while Spain’s Michel Salgado was presented with the top scorer award after netting nine times.
France vs Denmark Highlights.
Spain vs Brazil Highlights.