Monday 18 December 2017

Les Bleus stars to face hearing after 'mutiny'

France captain Patrice Evra and Nicolas Anelka were among five players summoned yesterday for a disciplinary hearing for their part in Les Bleus' mutiny during the World Cup, the French Football Federation (FFF) said.

Eric Abidal, Franck Ribery and Jeremy Toulalan were the other three players ordered to appear for the hearing along with Evra and Anelka, who was sent home from South Africa during the tournament for insulting coach Raymond Domenech.

France's Word Cup ended in shame with the players boycotting a training session in support of Anelka and the team were subsequently eliminated in the first round without a win.

The five have been branded by French media as "the ring leaders of the mutiny of Knysna" -- the South African town were the squad refused to train two days.

The decision to summon them was taken after the Federal council of the FFF heard the report of a commission of inquiry.

The date of the hearing has not been announced.

Irish Independent

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