Abidal: French players angry with sports minister

Eric Abidal says France’s players are so angry with sports

minister Rama Yade for publicly criticizing their lavish hotel at

the World Cup that they will visit a local township without


Abidal and other France players were visiting a township in

Knysna on Sunday for the renovation of a soccer field. Yade is also

visiting the township, but without the players.

France is staying at a resort in Knysna, overlooking the Indian

Ocean. Yade has said the accommodations lacked “decency” during

an economic crisis.