The game between France & Mexico in South Africa was notable for a number of reasons. France put in arguably the most abject performance of the tournament, including Nicolas Anelka politely telling Raymond Domenech to fluff himself, with the cherry the player strike shortly thereafter. Turns out not paying the utmost consideration to one’s duties was something of a trend that day – a Swiss doctor is in hot water for watching the game while performing abdominal surgery.
The French Football Federation has handed down punishments to the players involved in the infamous World Cup 2010 revolt. Big loser is Monsieur Nicolas Anelka, who started the whole thing by suggesting that coach Raymond Domenech do something anatomically impossible during halftime of the 2-0 defeat to Mexico.
Anelka received an 18 game ban from the FFF. That’s 18 international games. If you take a look at France’s schedule you’ll see that between now and October 2011, there are only 14 games planned. So Anelka will be suspended for the entirety of France’s Euro 2012 campaign and then some. Anelka… Continue reading
As we’ve mentioned (a few times now), this is going to be the first World Cup of the social media age, and everyone is expecting it to be the biggest thing ever to hit Facebook and Twitter, as well as the other social networks. We’ve set up Twitter accounts for each World Cup team, and will be using it as another tool to get the word out on our posts during the tournament. But as much as we do hope you’ll follow us for World Cup news, sometimes you want to get it straight from the horse’s mouth… Continue reading