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Fitness Coach Walks Out of French Training

By JEROME PUGMIRE (AP)

KNYSNA, South Africa — France team director Jean-Louis Valentin says the national team is refusing to train following a dispute on the practice field.
Valentin also says he has resigned from the French football federation, shouting that he was "ashamed" of the team.
The team arrived at training Sunday but a few minutes after taking the field, fitness coach Robert Duverne stormed away from an argument with coach Raymond Domenech. Duverne threw his accreditation badge to the ground after the heated discussion and walked away.
The players then boarded the team bus.
The French team is in disarray after striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home for insulting Domenech, whose tactics and management skills have been called into question.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.



Source: Google New / AP Press

just heard about this while watching the new zealand/italy game... i have to say, i'm not all that surprised. also my first post here, please tell me if i did anything wrong ;____;

EDIT some twitters that people have posted, continually updating (im assuming) on the situation:

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