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Friday, 5 July, 2002, 14:56 GMT 15:56 UK


Lemerre sacked as France coach
France coach Roger Lemerre is dismissed from his post following France's poor World Cup.

French job interests Domenech
France's Under-21 coach Raymond Domenech wants to be considered for the A team job if Roger Lemerre is replaced.

Troussier hint to France
Philippe Troussier admits he could take over as France coach if Roger Lemerre is sacked.

Fontaine's tribute to Ronaldo
Just Fontaine says Ronaldo deserved the Golden Boot but doubts his own World Cup goals record will ever be beaten.

Leboeuf delays retirement
France defender Frank Leboeuf pledges to see out the final year of his contract with Marseille.

Platini nominates new coach
French Football Federation officials have met to discuss the successor to coach Roger Lemerre, according to reports.

Dugarry steps down
France striker Christophe Dugarry quits international football.

Lemerre decision delayed
The French federation will reconvene in July to discuss the future of coach Roger Lemerre.

Lizarazu backs Korea
France defender Bixente Lizarazu has tipped South Korea to be a surprise winner of the World Cup.

Beckenbauer blames tiredness
German legend Franz Beckenbauer claims too many top players went into the World Cup feeling tired.

Zidane blames tough year
Zinedine Zidane says the tough domestic season cost France dear at the World Cup.

French players dodge fans
The French national team make a low-key return to France by ignoring 500 waiting fans.

Media inquest begins
French newspapers indulged in soul-searching on Wednesday after France's humiliating exit from the World Cup.

French fans shrug off exit
BBC Sport Online's Stuart Roach in Incheon sees France supporters greet their team's demise with a Gallic shrug of the shoulders.

France pay for shortcomings
France coach Roger Lemerre admits that his vanquished team played poorly at the World Cup.

France dismissed by Danes
Defending champions France are out of the World Cup after losing 2-0 to an inspired Denmark, who win Group A.

Stars put defeat in perspective
Former captain Didier Deschamps and successor Marcel Desailly call for calm in the wake of France's shock exit from the World Cup.

Rivaldo shock at France exit
Brazil playmaker Rivaldo reveals his surprise and sadness at France's first-round World Cup exit.

Clockwatch: Denmark 2-0 France
All the action as Denmark send defending champions France out of the World Cup.

Denmark make Olsen happy
Coach Morten Olsen says his Denmark team played "good football" to finish top of Group A and knock France out of the World Cup.

Clockwatch: France 0-0 Uruguay
All the action as 10-man France keep their World Cup hopes alive with a battling draw against spirited Uruguay.

Cantona warns France
Eric Cantona says France's defence could cost them dear, and backs Roy Keane in his stand against Mick McCarthy.

Lemerre rues lack of quality
French coach Roger Lemerre blames his side's lack of inventive play for a shock 1-0 defeat by Senegal.

Lions in dreamland
Senegal coach Bruno Metsu hails his team's historic achievement in beating France in the World Cup's opening game.

Senegal stun France
Senegal enjoy a sensational World Cup debut after Pape Bouba Diop scores in their 1-0 win against France.

Clockwatch: France 0-1 Senegal
All the action from the opening game of the 2002 World Cup finals as Senegal upset beat the defending champions.

Desailly: Age is against us
France captain Marcel Desailly fears his team may be too old to retain the World Cup.

Lemerre praises Koreans
South Korea can progress to the last 16 according to France coach Roger Lemerre.

Leboeuf sinks brave Koreans
A late winner from Frank Leboeuf sees France edge out South Korea 3-2 in their World Cup warm-up game.

France face reality check
France coach Roger Lemerre says defeat by Belgium has dented the confidence of his side.

France brush off defeat
France coach Roger Lemerre is still confident of World Cup success, despite a 2-1 home defeat by Belgium.

France's record falls
Marc Wilmots' injury-time winner gives Belgium a 2-1 win over world champions France in Paris.

The World Cup in stats
Statistical analysis of France's performance in the Finals.

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