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France's WC team suspended for Norway friendly

July 23, 2010 21:41 IST

France teamThe 23 members of France's World Cup squad have been suspended for the country's next game, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Friday.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the FFF's Federal council on the recommendation of new coach Laurent Blanc following the country's World Cup debacle, a statement said.

France's next international is a friendly against Norway in Oslo on August 11.

The country's World Cup campaign in South Africa was a total failure as France were ousted in the first round without a win.

Their exit followed a players' boycott of a training session in support of striker Nicolas Anelka, who was sent home for insulting coach Raymond Domenech.

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