Lawmakers taking part in a closed-door hearing about France's World Cup fiasco say that coach Raymond Domenech refuses to take any responsibility for his team's misbehavior and offers no real explanation for their debacle.
Lawmakers said Domenech, who is retiring, tried to pin blame on the media during the parliamentary hearing. Prominent lawmaker Jean-Francois Cope says his testimony "wasn't very dignified."
The hearing went ahead despite a warning from FIFA about French government meddling in soccer affairs.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the country's national team risks suspension from global soccer if President Nicolas Sarkozy or political leaders interfere in the running of the federation.
Published at 8:20 AM CDT on Jul 1, 2010 | Updated at 8:30 AM CDT on Jul 1, 2010