Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Report: French minister doesn't want rebels back

Report: French minister doesn't want rebels back

L'Equipe says French Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno believes the players responsible for the World Cup strike should never play again for the national team.
The French newspaper reported Saturday that Jouanno says it is "unacceptable" that the players who led a training session boycott in South Africa last summer will be called back.
The players boycotted training in protest at Nicolas Anelka being sent home from the tournament by team management after his profanity-laced tirade against then-coach Raymond Domenech.
Anelka was subsequently suspended for 18 matches by the French football federation. Former captain Patrice Evra (five games), Franck Ribery (three games) and Jeremy Toulalan (one game) were also banned for their part in the boycott.


Updated : 2021-08-01 20:12 GMT+08:00