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Paris - French president Nicolas Sarkozy will on Wednesday chair a
government meeting to look into the failure of Les Bleus at the World
Cup and will meet team captain Thierry Henry on Thursday.
France's campaign, marred by infighting and the boycott of a training
session, ended on Tuesday with a 2-1 defeat by hosts South Africa that
left them bottom of Group A without a win.
"Thierry Henry called
the president from South Africa and told him he wanted to see him as
soon as possible after his return to France," government spokesperson Luc
Chatel told reporters on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Francois
Fillon, sports minister Roselyne Bachelot and junior sports minister
Rama Yade will take part in Wednesday's meeting, he added.
squad are expected to fly back to France on Wednesday to face criticism
at the end of a saga featuring poor results, the sending home of
striker Nicolas Anelka for insulting coach Raymond Domenech and players
walking out on a training session.