To the defense of the French team: The team suspects someone of the staff - maybe that fitness coach? Evra and him didn't actually fight, they were about to when Domenech prevented it - to give all sorts of information to the press. It's a huge problem for the players, especially after the prostitutes scandal back in April.
Otherwise, Domenech has no standing as a coach. It's an open secret that the team has two "gangs", with Ribery being one leader and Gourcuff the other. Gourcuffs gang/posse/group has a much weaker standing, this is why Ribery (supported by Evra, Gallas, Anelka) give the orders. A very big rumour: Before the match against Mexiko, Ribery, Gallas, Sagna, Evra met up with Zinedine Zidane to work on tactics and demand a different tactics from Domenech who wouldn't agree on it eventually, but still leaving Gourcuff on the bench.
There's also a big rumour that Ribery and Gourcuff had a quarrel in the plane on the flight to South Africa.
Beverly Cape Town (90) 2010