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Henry reaches 100-cap milestone

Thierry Henry in action against Colombia at the Stade de France.
Henry is France's all-time leading scorer with 44 goals

Thierry Henry celebrated his 100th cap for France in a 1-0 Euro 2008 warm-up win over Colombia in Paris.

The former Arsenal striker, now with Barcelona, is the sixth French player to reach the century milestone.

Winger Franck Ribery scored the game's only goal from the spot after Henry was fouled in the box on 24 minutes.

The 30-year-old, who made his debut for France in 1997 while playing for AS Monaco, is his country's all-time leading scorer with 44 goals.

Henry joins Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Vieira and Didier Deschamps as the French players to have played 100 internationals or more.

Defender Thuram, Henry's team-mate at Barca, holds the national record with 139.

After eight years at Arsenal, Henry joined Barcelona last year and has struggled to adapt, although he did recapture his goalscoring form towards the end of the season.

He was recently quoted in a newspaper interview as saying he might retire from international football after the tournament in Austria and Switzerland.

France travel to their Swiss base ahead of Euro 2008 on Wednesday.

They are in Group C with Italy, Netherlands and Romania, who are their first opponents on 9 June in Zurich.




see also
France team guide
15 May 08 |  France
France stats and form guide
27 May 08 |  France
Pick your France XI
23 May 08 |  France


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