Remember all of those things Laurent Blanc was supposed to change about France? All the negative things they did under Raymond Domenech like looking disorganized and unmotivated? So far in their massive Euro 2012 qualifying match against Bosnia-Herzegovina, he's been unable to accomplish that. Les Bleues have looked absolutely abysmal thus far, and Edin Dzeko's wonderful 40th minute strike gave Bosnia no less than they deserved, as they lead 1-0 at halftime.
The away team has done all of the attacking thus far at the Stade de France, and it's going to take a major turnaround from France for this result to turn. If Bosnia wins, they qualify directly for Euro 2012 while France goes to the playoff round.
Bosnia have had all of the ball and all of the chances in the early going, with France showing little organization and even less creativity. Holding midfielder Yann M'Vila, a player who has been fantastic for France even in their poor showings, was the man who was most responsible for Dzeko's goal - not to take anything away from the curling 20-yard strike. If M'Vila isn't on his game, France lacks structure, and without Franck Ribery and Matheu Valbuena in the team, they lack creativity. Unfortunately, the options on the bench are unlikely to give them either.