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Five French players face questioning
BBC Sport, August 17th, 2010 12:30AM

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The French soccer federation (FFF) called five players to give statements Tuesday as it investigates the national team's meltdown at the 2010 World Cup.

Patrice Evra, Nicolas Anelka, Eric Abidal, Franck Ribery and Jeremy Toulalan were called in to the disciplinary hearing. All were involved in incidents during the World Cup, where France failed to win a game and was eliminated after the group stage, during which Anelka was kicked off the team following a dispute with head coach Raymond Domenech and Evra lead a boycott of a team training session.

New head coach Laurent Blanc didn't call any of the 23 World Cup players for his first match in charge, a 2-1 loss to Norway last week.

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