Paris: A third consecutive early exit at a major tournament would be a "complete disaster" for France, midfielder Yann Mvila said on Friday.
Two years after losing the 2006 World Cup final to Italy on penalties, France failed to reach the knock-out stages at the 2008 European Championship.
They suffered the same blow at the 2010 World Cup, where the players shocked the world by boycotting training to support Nicolas Anelka after the forward was kicked out of the squad for insulting then-coach Raymond Domenech.
With France trying to restore their reputation, they cannot afford another exit, Mvila told a news conference at the Clairefontaine training camp....more
09:27 AM, May 26, 2012