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Dhorasoo's French documentary angers coach Domenech

August 15, 2006 22:18 IST

France coach Raymond Domenech criticised Vikash Dhorasoo on Tuesday after discovering the Paris St Germain midfielder was planning a documentary film on the World Cup runners-up.

"I never gave him my consent to use the tapes publicly and I'm not going to give it. It's as simple as that," Domenech told reporters on the eve of the friendly agains Bosnia in Sarajevo.

"As far as I'm concerned, he can edit me off."

French media reported that Dhorasoo, a bit-part player at the World Cup who was often seen filming his team mates in Germany, wanted to use the tapes to make a documentary entitled Substitute.

"Vikash should start a new career and it's maybe what he is trying to do. When you become a spectator of other people you cannot pretend to be an actor any more,"' said Domenech.

The coach left Dhorasoo out of his squad for tomorrow's friendly.

With midfielders Zinedine Zidane and Claude Makelele retired from internationals and central defender Lilian Thuram yet to decide on his future, Les Bleus travel to Sarajevo with a new-look team.

Among the fresh faces are Olympique Lyon midfielder Jeremy Toulalan and Girondins Bordeaux defender Julien Faubert, members of the team which reached the semi-finals of the European under-21 championship in May.

Lyon defender Francois Clerc has been called up for the second time while Bordeaux midfielder Rio Mavuba and AS Roma defender Philippe Mexes have only three and six caps respectively.

France, who lost to Italy on penalties in last month's World Cup final in Berlin, start their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign against Georgia and Italy next month.

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