French to investigate players' strike

(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) French football federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes has launched an investigation into the national team players' strike at the World Cup.

Escalettes said Friday that investigators will be allowed to question players, staff members and federation officials who were in South Africa when the players decided to boycott a training session.

The strike was intended to protest Nicolas Anelka's exclusion from the squad following an expletive-filled tirade directed at France coach Raymond Domenech during halftime of a 2-0 loss to Mexico.

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