Soccer-World-French FA chief resigns after World Cup fiasco

PARIS, June 28 Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:15pm BST

PARIS, June 28 (Reuters) - French Football Federation (FFF) president Jean-Pierre Escalettes said on Monday he was resigning after France's group World Cup fiasco.

"I consider that it is my duty to resign from my role as president of the French Football Federation," Escalettes said in a statement.

France left the World Cup with one point and one goal from the group stage after the team created a scandal by boycotting a training session in support of striker Nicolas Anelka, who was sent home for insulting coach Raymond Domenech. (Writing by Patrick Vignal, editing by Nigel Hunt; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)