Newcastle United hero Hatem Ben Arfa gave France coach Laurent Blanc both barrels in a furious locker room bust-up.

The Daily Star says the pair had a blazing row in the dressing room after France's 2-0 defeat to Sweden on Monday - which saw the Newcastle midfielder hauled off after just an hour.

Ben Arfa kept a lid on his frustrations until after the final whistle.

But when challenged by Blanc for using his mobile phone, he laid into the coach, criticising his tactics and his substitutions.

The former Marseille star claimed he'd been singled out for his side's poor show.

And according to reports in France, Ben Arfa challenged Blanc to send him home if he didn't have faith in him.