Football: I'll Make Up for Agony of France '98; GERMANY 2006 WORLD CUP FINAL: ITALY V FRANCE, BERLIN, TOMORROW, 7PM HENRY REVEALS WORLD CUP TORMENT

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Football: I'll Make Up for Agony of France '98; GERMANY 2006 WORLD CUP FINAL: ITALY V FRANCE, BERLIN, TOMORROW, 7PM HENRY REVEALS WORLD CUP TORMENT


Byline: Martin Lipton CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER

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THIERRY HENRY last night vowed to make up for the "disappointment" of France 98 - by helping his country clinch a second World Cup.

Disappointment might seem an odd word given that Henry was part of the French squad that triumphed on home soil eight years ago.

But the Arsenal striker has revealed for the first time how he was robbed of the chance to play a major part in that final, when France beat hot favourites Brazil 3-0.

Henry was poised to come off the bench at the Stade de France - only for coach Aime Jacquet's plans to be thrown into disarray.

Henry said: "I have never told this story but I was supposed to come on 10 minutes into the the second half. But then Marcel Desailly got sent off and the plan changed.

"At the start of that tournament the boss put out youngsters who were not scared and that was fine, but then he chose to go for experience in the quarter-final, semi-final and final.

"I was obviously disappointed not to come on and taste a World Cup Final. But I still got the chance to lift the World Cup.

"I was 20 and I played six games so I can't be that upset."

Henry felt distant from the victory celebrations that carried on the length of the Champs Elysees but eight years on he will walk into Berlin's Olympic Stadium with a personal score to settle.

Yet while Henry is determined to end his run of six successive appearances in a cup final for club and country without a goal, he warned France to beware the Italian "scorpions."

Henry said: "Italy are scorpions. They know how to be patient and bide their time.

"Italy put you to sleep, all the better to sting you afterwards. But we know how to do that too."

Few players in world football are more adept at finding the back of the net than Henry, which makes his record of cup final blanks baffling. Left on the bench by Jacquet in 1998, Henry failed to find the net for Arsenal in their UEFA Cup defeat by Galatasaray two years later, or in the Euro 2000 Final win over Italy a month later.

Three visits to Cardiff for the FA Cup Final again saw Henry, Arsenal's all-time record scorer, fail to break his duck.

And he was goalless once more in the European Cup Final defeat to Barcelona in Paris in May. Henry, with two goals in the World Cup so far and 33 in all for France, draws parallels between his side's advance to the final and Arsenal's progress to Paris, when they went a record 10 games without conceding a goal. …

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