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Domenech unsure of future

18 Jun 2008 - 08:42:11

France coach Raymond Domenech refused to answer questions on his future after his side's early exit from Euro 2008.

Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at the hands of Italy sent Les Bleus crashing out at the first hurdle after picking up just one point from their three Group C matches.

Domenech's gameplan was ruined by an early injury to playmaker Franck Ribery and the sending off of Eric Abidal and afterwards the under-fire coach hinted he wanted to continue but was unsure over his position.

The 56-year-old also chose the post-match press conference to propose to his girlfriend, Estelle Denis, live on French television.

When asked about his own future, he replied: "I am not asking myself that question as it is a political problem.

"This team has a future, it has a real plan, there are young players coming through, there is something really interesting to do.

"Yes, I am disappointed. But right now, after seeing the match and the players in the dressing room, I am proud of what they have shown.

"We lost a player after ten minutes, then saw Italy get a penalty and our player was sent off. That was a turning point."


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