23 Jun 2010

France on their way home

10:08 am on 23 June 2010

France concluded a disastrous World Cup campaign with one more controversy today when coach Raymond Domenech refused to shake hands with his opposite number after South Africa's 2-1 victory.

The result sent both countries out of the World Cup in what was each coach's last game in the national hot seat, after Mexico and Uruguay sealed the last 16 spots from Group A.

The France Football federation president Jean- Pierre Escalette claims the World Cup debacle has destroyed 50 years of values and the national teams antics brought shame on the country.

Midfielder Abou Diaby says they wanted to wion abnd admits the team let down

the French people who had excpected a lot more of the former champions,