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France Football Federation president Escalettes resigns

France Football Federation's president Jean-Pierre Escalettes is set to resign from his post.

A statement on FFF's official's website said that Escalettes will step down following the failed campaign at the World Cup where Les Bleus recorded just one point from three matches.

"After a weekend of reflection during which I consulted with my elected colleagues and those close to me, I have decided that I must resign my position as president of the French Football Federation," Escalettes' statement read.

"I accept a clear portion of responsibility. My decision is essentially dictated by the wish to preserve and facilitate the development of an institution that I have had a passion for, for several decades.

"I will hand over my resignation at the meeting of the federal council on July 2."

Andrew Slevison
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