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5 infamous feuds between managers and star players in football

Mohak Arora
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 19:17 IST

#2 Nicolas Anelka and Raymond Domenech

Nicolas Anelka and Raymond Domenech
Nicolas Anelka and Raymond Domenech

Raymond Domenech led the French side to the World Cup final in 2006, which the team should have, and would have won, but the Zidane headbutt incident came in the way. After that, France had a very disappointing European Championship in 2008, as they finished fourth in their group and bowed out of the tournament.

French fans were expecting a good comeback from their team in the 2010 World Cup, but their star forward Nicolas Anelka had a fallout with the manager. He slated the manager publicly after a defeat to Mexico, and apparently insulted the manager in the dressing room at half time as well. He was immediately sent home after the Mexico defeat.

France ended up finishing fourth in a group which had the likes of Mexico and hosts South Africa.

Published 16 Oct 2018, 15:35 IST
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