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Raymond Domenech
France coach Raymond Domenech has turned his attentions to Italy

France coach Raymond Domenech pointed an accusing finger at his players after a 4-1 defeat to the Netherlands left them fighting for Euro 2008 survival.

Domenech's side have only one point from two games and they now need to beat Italy in their final Group C game.

He said: "Certain players did not do what they had to do.

"The players have to show themselves worthy of wearing the French shirt. Big players have to know how to get over things like this and to come back."

Domenech added: "Really this hurts. Our defence was always our strength. We were unlucky at times, but they have quality and we were missing something.

"We were not efficient and that has been our recurring problem for a while now. You can't do much about that. Every time we came back into the match they scored, and that's what killed us."

He said: "As long as our destiny is in our own hands we can go through. We must not give in. We must play a high-level match we are capable of."


Group C
17 June 2008 21:41
    P GD PTS
1 Netherlands 3 8 9
2 Italy 3 -1 4
3 Romania 3 -2 2
4 France 3 -5 1

see also
Netherlands 4-1 France
13 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Netherlands v France photos
13 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Netherlands v France player rater
09 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Netherlands team guide
15 May 08 |  Netherlands
France team guide
15 May 08 |  France


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