French media reacts shameful team’s exit
The team lost two of three games and won only 1 point against Uruguay in a 0-0 draw match, the other two ending very bad, 0-2 with Mexico and 1-2 with the host country, South Africa. In this last game against South Africa, the French team scored their only goal (by Malouda) at the tournament in the 70 minute of the game.
Apart from the World Cup, France didn’t show too much football since Domenech became manager of the team, not even in the preliminaries. Apart from the poor football shown, the France football team got into few fights between coach Domenech and the players, starting with last year conflict between the Barcelona player and the manager, ending with the one happened few days ago in South Africa when Nicolas Anelka blamed Domenech’s tactics at the half time against Mexico. The next day, Anelka was sent home, the team refusing to train as a protest against the decision.11