France's Soccer Team Refuses to Practice, Director Resigns

France's Soccer Team Refuses to Practice, Director Resigns

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France's Soccer Team Refuses to Practice, Director Resigns

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France’s World Cup team has struggled so far in South Africa, drawing with Uruguay and losing to Mexico. The French were heavily favored in Group A but now need help to have a chance of moving on to the knockout stages. After Thursday’s loss to the Mexicans, striker Nicolas Anelka was booted off the team after a dispute with coach “Crazy” Ray Domenich. Now, the other 22 players are refusing to practice in protest of Anelka’s dismissal. While the French media is having a field day with this story, Allen Iverson doesn’t see the big deal.

Jean-Louis Valentin, France’s team director, has surrendered resigned. Hey, at least it’s not the first time someone from France gave up in the face of adversity.

[ESPN]

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