Rebel French players face disciplinary case
The French football federation has opened a disciplinary case
against the players who went on strike at the World Cup in South
After reviewing a report from a commission of inquiry set up
last month, the federal council of the federation on Friday asked
its disciplinary commission to give a ruling on the case.
French federation president Fernand Duchaussoy said this
decision does not necessarily mean sanctions will be taken.
Three investigators have interviewed 18 of the 23 World Cup
players, staff members and federation officials who were in South
Africa when the players decided to boycott a training session.
The strike was intended to protest Nicolas Anelka’s exclusion
from the squad following an expletive-filled tirade directed at
France coach Raymond Domenech during a 2-0 loss to Mexico.