France captain Patrice Evra says he will lay bare all the problems inside their World Cup camp.
Raymond Domenech's team lost 2-1 to South Africa today to finish bottom of Group A with one point from their three matches.
Their campaign has been as troubled off the pitch with Nicolas Anelka sent home in disgrace following a dispute with Domenech and the players boycotting training in protest.
And Evra, who was dropped for today's match, has vowed to reveal the full story sooner rather than later but insists tonight is too soon for his potentially explosive revelations.
"It's not the time now for the settling of scores, it's the time now for apologising and for feeling all the suffering that the millions of French are feeling," the Manchester United defender told French channel TF1.
"This apology goes directly to them. I wanted to do it yesterday but I was forbidden by my coach.
"I'm not going to go into details, I'll give a press conference during the week.
"I really respect the suffering the French are feeling at this failure.
"They need to know the truth, they need to know exactly what happened that this disaster came about.
"People will know how we came to this point. But I didn't come here to say that now, I came to say sorry.
"I'll repeat again that I wanted to say it yesterday but I was forbidden."