From the "Just When You Thought Things Couldn't Get Any Worse" department ...

France was given a chance to exit the World Cup with a little bit of dignity today after an embarrassing appearance that included ... (drumroll please) ... the dismissal of one of its best players, a players strike, the benching of a captain and a winless record with one goal scored in three games that should've been played by Ireland, anyway.

Les Bleus had a chance to defeat host nation South Africa on its home soil, but that didn't work out all so well.

After the loss, head coach Raymond Domenech wasn't in the mood for pleasantries ...

 

advertisement | advertise on newsday