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Monday, 8 April, 2002, 17:45 GMT 18:45 UK France
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Patrick Vieira

Career
DOB:
 23.06.76
Caps:
 56
Goals:
 3

World Cup 2002
Appearances:
 3
Goals:
 0
Bookings:
 0
Sendings off:
 0
Patrick Vieira
Club:Arsenal
Position:Midfielder

One of Patrick Vieira's many key qualities is his seemingly boundless energy.

The Senegal-born World Cup and Euro 2000 winner will run for the entire 90 minutes and was crucial to Arsenal's Double-winning success of 1998.

Vieira was also intrinsic to the London club's Double success this season.

He forms an effective midfield pairing with Zinedine Zidane for France and, although overshadowed by his team-mate, he is equally important to the team.

Not short of skill himself and with a first touch which belies his height and build, Vieira is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in Europe.

He forms a protective shield for the defence and his aerial prowess aids him in both penalty areas.

His only fault is the hot-headedness which has seen a flurry of red and yellow cards brandished in his direction during his time at Highbury.



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