FFF to decide Domenech's future on Tuesday

The French Football Federation (FFF) will hold a meeting later Tuesday to decide whether Raymond Domenech should stay on as coach of the national team following the country's World Cup final defeat.

France lost to Italy in the penalty shoot-out in the World Cup final on Sunday and some fans have called for the unpopular Domenech to be sacked.

But FFF officials will debate his future in a meeting without the coach on Tuesday.

"Tomorrow, the question of the extension of Raymond Domenech's contract will be discussed, that has been the plan for a long time," said an official.

Domenech's current contract is due to run out on July 31 but he is not planning on hanging around to hear the verdict.

"I have first decided to go on holiday. The federal council will meet Tuesday and the president will tell you what he has decided," said Domenech just after the final defeat.

"For now I am overcome by disappointment and my opinion (on my future) has no consequence whatsoever."

Source: Xinhua



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