Gallas blames Domenech for World Cup debacle

Arsenal defender William Gallas says outgoing France coach

Raymond Domenech is principally to blame for the team’s World Cup

debacle in South Africa.

In an interview with weekly magazine Les Inrockuptibles, Gallas

says “if there was a fiasco, there are reasons” and that “the real

problem is the coach.”

Gallas was also furious with Domenech for handing the captain’s

armband to Patrice Evra prior to a World Cup warmup match against

Costa Rica.

Gallas says Domenech used the cutting words “in any case, you

won’t be a good captain” when he made his decision.

Domenech has been replaced as France coach by former defender

Laurent Blanc.