POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17: Nicolas Anelka of France gestures during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between France and Mexico at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 17, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
France has resumed training at the World Cup, a day after the team went on strike to protest at the French soccer federation's decision to send striker Nicolas Anelka home. Monday's session went ahead without any of the drama of Sunday, when captain Patrice Evra had an altercation with the team's physical trainer, one FFF official resigned, and coach Raymond Domenech was put in the embarrassing position of explaining why the players were on strike.
France plays South Africa on Tuesday and must win to stand any chance of reaching the next round. If Mexico and Uruguay draw the other Group A match, France will be eliminated.