France - World Cup 2010

France - World Cup 2010

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Changing room chat: Domenech brands rebels as 'brats'

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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Domenech fired from his last remaining job with French Federation

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 hits out and labels French federation 'clowns'

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.

Five France players summoned for hearing

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.

It was all Domenech's fault, says unrepentant Anelka

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.

Gallas blames Domenech for France's World Cup flop

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.

Sarkozy vows to investigate debacle as shamed France team arrive home

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.

France coach Raymomnd Domenech's reign ends in acrimony

RAYMOND DOMENECH'S tenure as France coach ended in acrimony as his side exited the World Cup in the first round.

France 1 - 2 South Africa: Evra vows to reveal 'truth' after defeat seals French misery

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 1 - 2 South Africa: Late Malouda strike fails to save French from tournament exit

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.

Minister labels France side fallen heroes

SPORTS minister Roselyne Bachelot has told France's World Cup players they are no longer heroes in the eyes of children.

World Cup daily: Tuesday 22 June 2010

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.

Domenech admits French players could refuse to play in final match

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.

French squad in chaos as players walk out of training

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.

French team back Nicolas Anelka by refusing to train

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.

Disgraced Nicholas Anelka is sent home, but denies crude rant

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.

World Cup: Nicolas Anelka sent home as unrest in France camp reveals itself

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.

World Cup: France 'need miracle'

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 0 - 2 Mexico: 'Shameful' France heading for exit after Mexico defeat

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".

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