France - World Cup 2010
France - World Cup 2010
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FORMER France coach Raymond Domenech has branded members of the national team as "foolhardy brats" after speaking out for the first time about the World Cup debacle.
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Former France manager Raymond Domenech has reportedly been fired from his last remaining job with the French Football Federation for his role in the team's disastrous World Cup.
Nicolas Anelka has described the French Football Federation as a "bunch of clowns" after they handed the striker an 18-game international ban for his role in the national team's World Cup revolt in South Africa.
FRANCE captain Patrice Evra and Nicolas Anelka are among five players summoned for a disciplinary hearing for their part in Les Bleus' mutiny during the World Cup finals, the French Football Federation (FFF) said last night.
NICOLAS Anelka admits his "head was gone" during the infamous row with Raymond Domenech which led to him being sent home from the World Cup. But the striker denies swearing at his former national manager whom he said "should be ashamed" of his behaviour.
COACH Raymond Domenech was the chief architect of France's World Cup failure because of his inability to communicate with the players, Arsenal's William Gallas has claimed.
FRANCE'S World Cup squad arrived home to a cold welcome after a humiliating early exit that has been condemned by domestic media as a scandal.
RAYMOND DOMENECH'S tenure as France coach ended in acrimony as his side exited the World Cup in the first round.
FRANCE exited the World Cup at the first-round stage with barely a whimper after this humbling defeat by the host nation at the Free State Stadium.
FRANCE exited the World Cup at the first round stage with barely a whimper after this humbling defeat by the host nation at the Free State Stadium.
SPORTS minister Roselyne Bachelot has told France's World Cup players they are no longer heroes in the eyes of children.
France could go out today if Mexico and Uruguay decide to play out a draw in Group A, while Lionel Messi and Argentina will be aiming to maintain their 100% record against Greece.
SOME of the France players may not want to face South Africa in their final World Cup Group A game today following a row over the expulsion of striker Nicolas Anelka, beleaguered coach Raymond Domenech has admitted.
FRANCE'S chaotic World Cup campaign degenerated into further disarray yesterday after the players boycotted training in support of Nicolas Anelka, who was sent home on Saturday for a row with coach Raymond Domenech.
THE France players boycotted a training session yesterday in support of Nicolas Anelka, a day after he was kicked out of the World Cup for insulting manager Raymond Domenech.
FRANCE'S World Cup campaign was in disarray last night after Nicolas Anelka was sent home in disgrace from the tournament in South Africa after refusing to apologise for an alleged foul-mouthed rant at manager Raymond Domenech.
FRANCE striker Nicolas Anelka has been sent home from the World Cup after after refusing to apologise for his half-time rant at coach Raymond Domenech.
CAPTAIN Patrice Evra admits it feels like France are a "small football nation – and it hurts" after they lurched towards the verge of early World Cup elimination with a 2-0 defeat to Mexico at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
FRANCE winger Florent Malouda admits his side's defeat to Mexico in Group A last night was "shameful", while defender Patrice Evra reacted to the loss by saying he feels France has become "a small football nation, and it hurts".