BECKHAM did not miss his penalty and Zidane did not pinch a winner at the death when England played France in the rematch - but we still lost.
Pupils from Almondbury High School in Fernside Avenue took on visiting young players from France in the grudge match as Euro 2004 was replayed.
The first game for players under 12 finished 2-1 to France and the second for those under 14 ended 4-1 to the French.
The French players were visiting this country as part of a scheme to help them with their English language skills and sporting ability.
The co-ordinator of the visit, Brian Mashinter, said the youngsters, aged 11 to 17, have had a great time.
He added: "The children stay with families in the area and get to know England, as well as working with our talented football coaches here in Yorkshire.
"And we have had some great reports about the kids.
"We have not had one bad report about the children from the people they stayed with," said Mr Mashinter.
In total, 55 French children came to West Yorkshire to take part in football, dance or basketball.
Almondbury High assistant head teacher Keith Hilton said the school was delighted to be able to take on the French.
He said: "We are a language college, so anything that means our pupils get to meet those from other countries we encourage. `'
"This was an excellent opportunity for us to get involved with a group of youngsters from another country and have a good game of football."
The next group of young sportsmen and women arrive in the country at the beginning of August.
Anyone who would like to help by offering one of the youngsters a place to stay should ring Mr Mashinter on 01484 712622.
Those who do take someone in will receive £150 for the two-week stay.