France five face hearing
Five players from France's World Cup squad will face a disciplinary hearing after the disastrous campaign.
Last Updated: 06/08/10 6:22pm
Five players from France's World Cup squad will face a disciplinary hearing for their part in Les Bleus' disastrous campaign.
The French Football Federation (FFF) said on Friday that captain Patrice Evra, Nicolas Anelka, Eric Abidal, Franck Ribery and Jeremy Toulalan will face the hearing.
The move comes after Anelka was sent home from South Africa for insulting then coach Raymond Domenech.
The squad then went on strike in protest before crashing out of the tournament in South Africa bottom of Group A.
An FFF statement read: "The Federation Council ... has decided to enter to the Federal Disciplinary Commission the cases of the five following players because of their behaviour or functions within the group: Eric Abidal, Nicolas Anelka, Patrice Evra, Franck Ribery and Jeremy Toulalan.
"For other players, the Federal Council considers that the financial penalty ... as well as the non-selection for the game next Wednesday, August 11 against Norway, seem appropriate.
"However, the Federal Commission for Discipline [may] during these investigations, if deemed appropriate, bring other players before it."