Domenech calls for a mir­a­cle

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FRANCE re­quire a mir­a­cle if they are to reach the World Cup sec­ond round, said a vis­i­bly rat­tled and out-of-sorts coach Ray­mond Domenech yes­ter­day a day af­ter a de­mor­al­is­ing 2-0 Group A de­feat by Mex­ico.

The loss ap­peared to weigh heav­ily on 57year-old Domenech. “There is a mir­a­cle around some­where, but in any case we are com­pelled to play for our pride at the very least. I re­ally be­lieved, I was con­fi­dent, I had gen­uine con­fi­dence in this team. It had real po­ten­tial, real qual­ity, but it didn’t click into place, it just wasn’t there.

“It is sad, I am sad for ev­ery­body, there were so many hopes, so much an­tic­i­pa­tion, never be­fore have I felt so much of ei­ther sen­ti­ment around me.” – Sapa-AFP

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