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Laurent Blanc has expressed his pride after being unveiled as the France coach yesterday. The former Bordeaux manager was named as Raymond Domenech's successor with the national team at last week's meeting of the French Football Federation's federal council.

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Domenech struggles to fight off French revolution over Henry

The France manager, Raymond Domenech, is facing a revolt from within his squad, the players demanding that he reinstate Thierry Henry for their opening World Cup fixture against Uruguay.

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Blanc set for France post

Laurent Blanc is set to become France coach after the French Football Federation reached an agreement with Bordeaux for him to take over after the World Cup finals.

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The ligue 1 leaders Marseilles head into tonight's crucial title match against second-placed Auxerre with their coach Didier Deschamps' call for humility ringing in their ears. Marseilles look set to end years of underachievement by finally winning the French title this year and know their trip to face their closest rivals can all but decide matters.

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