Somewhere in Babylon
- Jan 12, 2010
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BBC Sport - Football - World Cup 2010: France boycott training over Anelka row
This is Bafana Bafana's best chance. As long as Either Urugauy or Mexico will take a win... and bafana bafana can crush this disarrayed side, then we might get through. The only worry of course is if Uruguay and Mexico take a draw for eachother, that will leave us a point short...France's players refused to train on Sunday following Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from the squad for verbally abusing coach Raymond Domenech.
Domenech read out a statement from his squad which said: "The French Football Federation did not at any time try to protect the group.
"To show our opposition to the decision taken [on Anelka], all the players decided not to take part in training."
The French Football Federation's managing director subsequently quit.