So in 2010 FIFA World Cup action today, France lost to RSA (i.e. the Republic of South Africa) and all I know is that a few of the French players refused to practice. According to the ABC News article, "On Sunday the French players refused to practice to protest the decision by the French soccer federation to send home forward Nicolas Anelka, who reportedly insulted Domenech at halftime of a 2-0 defeat by Mexico last Thursday. "
Well, we all know now how that worked out for the French team.
France lost today, with a final score of 2-1. If you want a game recap, use this ESPN link. If you want to laugh, check out the following video of a remix from DJ Steve Porter. It has Allen Iverson, Jim Mora, Dennis Green, Joe Namath (i.e. incidentally, who can forget that sideline interview?!?! wow...), Mike Gundy & Terrell Owens. Have we learned nothing about the value of practice?!?!
Viva la Practice!!!
**** Oh and it gets better, I just saw this USA Today article with another video clip. It appears that the French coach, Raymond Domenech, refuses to shake the hand of the South African coach. Nothing like a poor loser and a lack of sportsmanship...