The French Take Their Football Seriously
France’s World Cup team utterly imploded this past week and now the President is getting involved. Via the BBC: World Cup 2010: Nicolas Sarkozy to probe French failure.
I must confess, to my American eye the above headline looks a bit odd. However, when there is a cabinet level minister of sports, there are grounds for government involvement:
Prime Minister Francois Fillon, sports minister Roselyne Bachelot and junior sports minister Rama Yade will join Sarkozy to discuss how a country that won the World Cup in 1998 and reached the final in 2006 could manage just one point and a single goal at the 2010 edition.