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Topic - Raymond Domenech
Former France coach Raymond Domenech broke his silence over the team's World Cup debacle, labeling the players "stupid brats" for going on strike at a training session to make "a laughingstock" of their country.
Zinedine Zidane made an appearance at France's training camp on Wednesday to help coach Laurent Blanc restore the beleaguered national team's confidence following its poor performance at the World Cup.
The French Football Federation suspended Nicolas Anelka for 18 matches for his role in the France team's World Cup fiasco, and handed a five-match ban to former captain Patrice Evra on Tuesday.
Nicolas Anelka's profane tirade at the World Cup may have been his last act with the French national team.
France coach Laurent Blanc will quit if France fails to qualify for the 2012 European Championship.
Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has pledged to give his full cooperation to France coach Laurent Blanc's efforts to rebuild the national team following its poor World Cup.
France coach Laurent Blanc will drop all 23 World Cup players for his first match next month as collective punishment for the team's embarrassing fiasco in South Africa.
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris criticized the squad for being "totally stupid" for going on strike during a World Cup training session, and he is desperate to "restore the image" that was so badly damaged in South Africa.
Nicolas Anelka said Thursday all his teammates decided to go on strike at the World Cup after he was sent home from South Africa for verbally abusing France coach Raymond Domenech and refusing to apologize.
Strutting into the stadium dancing and singing, Bafana Bafana turned its final game at the World Cup into a rollicking party for all of South Africa. All that was missing was enough goals to see them through to the next round.
"I'm not the moron that's been described," Domenech said.
He now says in an interview to be published Wednesday in L'Express magazine that the players were to blame for ridiculing a once-proud national team that won the 1998 World Cup and European Championship in 2000.