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May 29, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
It was supposed to be un geste romantique , a romantic gesture, but it has haunted poor Raymond Domenech for two years. France had just been unceremoniously bounced out of Euro 2008 and the coach's failure to get Les Bleus past the first round was embarrassing to a nation that had won the World Cup as recently as 1998 and Euro 2000 shortly thereafter. So, Domenech was asked on that miserable night in Zurich, what do you have planned now? "I have only one project, which is to marry Estelle," Domenech told a surprised television interviewer and a stunned nation.
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February 22, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
This is the week in which former French national team coach Raymond Domenech launched a bitter salvo at his 2010 World Cup players. "Looking back, I see them above all as a bunch of irresponsible, stupid brats," Domenech said in an interview with the French magazine L'Express. On Tuesday, in a completely unrelated but nonetheless satisfying turn of events, it was three French players, including one of the "brats," who scored all four goals in European Champions League round-of-16 play.
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April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: FRANCE FIFA ranking: 8 Overall World Cup record: 25-16-10 Coach: Raymond Domenech Best performance: Winner 1998 Overview: Having been steered into the World Cup by the hand of Thierry Henry, a foul that went uncalled in a qualifying playoff win over Ireland, and coming off Zinedine Zidane's infamous head butt in the 2006 Cup final, the French will not be widely popular, especially among referees....
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August 21, 2010 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
They are all in the twilight of their careers, now — still playing but recognizing only too well that the days are fast dwindling. Ronaldo admitted as much this past week. Brazil's two-time World Cup winner and three-time FIFA world player of the year acknowledged in Rio de Janeiro that this could be his final season. The World Cup's all-time leading goal scorer, sidelined by injury for more than three months and fighting weight problems, told O Globo television that he wants to end the current campaign with Corinthians on a positive note.
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June 19, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones and Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa -- Perhaps alarmed by the outcry in the U.S. over the American "goal" that was disallowed during the team's 2-2 tie with Slovenia on Friday afternoon, FIFA said Saturday that it would comment on the matter Monday. What world soccer's governing body will say is anyone's guess, but chances are it will stand by its man, referee Koman Coulibaly , although there were unconfirmed reports circulating Saturday that he might be dropped. Coulibaly, of Mali, nullified an 85th-minute scoring shot by U.S. midfielder Maurice Edu , ruling that there had been a foul on the play.
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July 20, 2010 | By Alison Culliford, Los Angeles Times
Two French soccer stars, one of whom played in the recent World Cup tournament, were detained by police Tuesday in an investigation involving an underage prostitution ring. Preliminary charges were issued against the pair before they were released. The players, Franck Ribery, 27, and Karim Benzema, 22, had been questioned by a magistrate in the case in May, but the investigation was suspended for two months to allow them the opportunity to perform in the international tournament in South Africa.
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August 21, 2010 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
They are all in the twilight of their careers, now — still playing but recognizing only too well that the days are fast dwindling. Ronaldo admitted as much this past week. Brazil's two-time World Cup winner and three-time FIFA world player of the year acknowledged in Rio de Janeiro that this could be his final season. The World Cup's all-time leading goal scorer, sidelined by injury for more than three months and fighting weight problems, told O Globo television that he wants to end the current campaign with Corinthians on a positive note.
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February 22, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
This is the week in which former French national team coach Raymond Domenech launched a bitter salvo at his 2010 World Cup players. "Looking back, I see them above all as a bunch of irresponsible, stupid brats," Domenech said in an interview with the French magazine L'Express. On Tuesday, in a completely unrelated but nonetheless satisfying turn of events, it was three French players, including one of the "brats," who scored all four goals in European Champions League round-of-16 play.
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August 17, 2010 | Wire reports
In an interview with GQ magazine, LeBron James said the highly critical letter written by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert the night James announced his decision to sign with the Heat will give him "a lot of motivation" when Miami plays Cleveland. Of Gilbert, James said: "I don't think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You'll get a good sense of their character. Me and my family have seen the character of that man. " James also told the magazine that growing up in Akron, about 40 miles outside of Cleveland, he and his friends didn't like people from the bigger city.
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June 24, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Marcello Lippi had been warned this might happen. He had been told time and again by Italian fans and the Italian media that his team was too old, that it needed some younger, hungrier players. Take Inter Milan's Mario Balotelli or Davide Santon, they said. Take Sampdoria's Antonio Cassano, they pleaded. Take anyone but that old gang of yours, they insisted. But Lippi ignored all the warnings and all the advice, and on Thursday evening in Johannesburg, he paid the price. When referee Howard Webb blew the final whistle at Ellis Park, the scoreboard showed one of the World Cup's all-time remarkable results: Slovakia 3, Italy 2. A team playing in its first World Cup, a team made up largely of players who were unknown internationally, had defeated the defending world champions and, in doing so, had knocked them out of the World Cup. The final line on Italy: No wins, one loss, two ties.
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August 17, 2010 | Wire reports
In an interview with GQ magazine, LeBron James said the highly critical letter written by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert the night James announced his decision to sign with the Heat will give him "a lot of motivation" when Miami plays Cleveland. Of Gilbert, James said: "I don't think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You'll get a good sense of their character. Me and my family have seen the character of that man. " James also told the magazine that growing up in Akron, about 40 miles outside of Cleveland, he and his friends didn't like people from the bigger city.
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July 20, 2010 | By Alison Culliford, Los Angeles Times
Two French soccer stars, one of whom played in the recent World Cup tournament, were detained by police Tuesday in an investigation involving an underage prostitution ring. Preliminary charges were issued against the pair before they were released. The players, Franck Ribery, 27, and Karim Benzema, 22, had been questioned by a magistrate in the case in May, but the investigation was suspended for two months to allow them the opportunity to perform in the international tournament in South Africa.
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June 24, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Marcello Lippi had been warned this might happen. He had been told time and again by Italian fans and the Italian media that his team was too old, that it needed some younger, hungrier players. Take Inter Milan's Mario Balotelli or Davide Santon, they said. Take Sampdoria's Antonio Cassano, they pleaded. Take anyone but that old gang of yours, they insisted. But Lippi ignored all the warnings and all the advice, and on Thursday evening in Johannesburg, he paid the price. When referee Howard Webb blew the final whistle at Ellis Park, the scoreboard showed one of the World Cup's all-time remarkable results: Slovakia 3, Italy 2. A team playing in its first World Cup, a team made up largely of players who were unknown internationally, had defeated the defending world champions and, in doing so, had knocked them out of the World Cup. The final line on Italy: No wins, one loss, two ties.
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June 21, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter and Grahame L. Jones
The soap opera swirling about the French World Cup team took another improbable turn Monday when beleaguered Coach Raymond Domenech appeared alone at a news conference to say some members of the team may not want to play in Tuesday's Group A finale against South Africa. "We will have to take it into account when I compose the team with my staff," Domenech, who has endured a dreadful 48 hours that included the expulsion of one player, the resignation of a high-ranking French soccer federation official and a mutiny on the part of the players, who refused to practice Sunday.
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June 20, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa — Before the World Cup started, you could have gotten good odds that the French would go home as champions. On Sunday, one of Europe's top bookmakers starting taking bets the French would go home before their final match. The bizarre turn of events, which has been brewing for years, finally bubbled over Sunday at the team's training camp just east of Cape Town with a series of occurrences that started with a conversation between captain Patrice Evra and Coach Raymond Domenech and ended with the humiliated Domenech reading a statement to the media condemning the French federation's decision to kick forward Nicolas Anelka off the team a day earlier.
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June 19, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones and Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa -- Perhaps alarmed by the outcry in the U.S. over the American "goal" that was disallowed during the team's 2-2 tie with Slovenia on Friday afternoon, FIFA said Saturday that it would comment on the matter Monday. What world soccer's governing body will say is anyone's guess, but chances are it will stand by its man, referee Koman Coulibaly , although there were unconfirmed reports circulating Saturday that he might be dropped. Coulibaly, of Mali, nullified an 85th-minute scoring shot by U.S. midfielder Maurice Edu , ruling that there had been a foul on the play.
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April 3, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Cast aside the rose-colored glasses and there are only six European teams that have a legitimate chance of winning the World Cup in South Africa this year — England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. With that in mind, every injury that occurs and every controversy that erupts between now and the June 11 tournament opener in Johannesburg is magnified tenfold. The closer the World Cup gets, the more frayed the coaches' nerves become. That applies just as much to club coaches as to national team coaches, especially with the club coaches having to pursue league and continental championships while at the same time not risking the health of World Cup-bound players.
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June 21, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter and Grahame L. Jones
The soap opera swirling about the French World Cup team took another improbable turn Monday when beleaguered Coach Raymond Domenech appeared alone at a news conference to say some members of the team may not want to play in Tuesday's Group A finale against South Africa. "We will have to take it into account when I compose the team with my staff," Domenech, who has endured a dreadful 48 hours that included the expulsion of one player, the resignation of a high-ranking French soccer federation official and a mutiny on the part of the players, who refused to practice Sunday.
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May 29, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
It was supposed to be un geste romantique , a romantic gesture, but it has haunted poor Raymond Domenech for two years. France had just been unceremoniously bounced out of Euro 2008 and the coach's failure to get Les Bleus past the first round was embarrassing to a nation that had won the World Cup as recently as 1998 and Euro 2000 shortly thereafter. So, Domenech was asked on that miserable night in Zurich, what do you have planned now? "I have only one project, which is to marry Estelle," Domenech told a surprised television interviewer and a stunned nation.
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April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: FRANCE FIFA ranking: 8 Overall World Cup record: 25-16-10 Coach: Raymond Domenech Best performance: Winner 1998 Overview: Having been steered into the World Cup by the hand of Thierry Henry, a foul that went uncalled in a qualifying playoff win over Ireland, and coming off Zinedine Zidane's infamous head butt in the 2006 Cup final, the French will not be widely popular, especially among referees....
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