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Domenech attacks foolhardy brats Man Utd fullback Evra, Chelsea striker Anelka

Ex-France coach Raymond Domenech has taken aim at Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra and Chelsea ace Nicolas Anelka over their World Cup meltdown.

Les Bleus tumbled out of the tournament in South Africa after a feud that saw the players threaten to STRIKE.

That stemmed from a furious dressing-room bust up between Anelka and Domenech during France's 2-0 defeat to Mexico.

The next day, skipper Patrice Evra led a delegation that refused to train after Anelka was sent packing.

An emergency meeting was called in the team BUS and Domenech is quoted by The Sun: "It was more than an hour that we had been there.

"It was really necessary that someone take responsibility and stop that charade. All the cameras were focused on the bus, hundreds of kids were waiting on the sidelines.

"We were the laughing stock of the world."

Domenech added: "If there were any leaders, I did not see them. Every time I went up into the bus, there was no one.

"At this point, I told myself that they went crazy and they don't realise. Now I know I was wrong: they knew very well what they were doing.

"They even closed the curtains of the bus to hide themselves from cameras.

"With hindsight, I see them mainly as a bunch of foolhardy brats."

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