Anger over Dhorasoo film

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The France coach Raymond Domenech is angry over plans by the midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo to release an unauthorised film that looks behind the scenes during France's World Cup finals campaign.

Dhorasoo, who made only a brief substitute's appearance during the tournament, spent much of his time filming his team-mates with a hand-held camera, and now plans to release a film called Substitute - but Domenech has urged him not to take such action.

"I have not given my agreement to appear in this film, and I will not give it," Domenech said on Tuesday at France's training camp. "This is not a sporting matter, but a question of marketing."

The team captain Patrick Vieira, who led Les Bleus in a friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovena last night in Sarajevo, said Dhorasoo "should be careful".

"I was not aware of this project," he said. "I'm surprised because it was a private film." Vieira said the film could intrude on the secrecy of the dressing-room. "He should be careful as there are some things you can't show. I think everyone shares that idea."

* The Bayern Munich centre-back Valerien Ismael will be out for at least six months after breaking a shin bone in training, the German champions said yesterday. Ismael suffered the injury to his left leg during a five-a-side match.

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