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Faltering France frustrate Malouda

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Divided French hope Evra can restore unity to beleaguered squad

It did not quite match Eric Cantona's line about journalists being like seagulls following a trawler but it summed up Raymond Domenech's reign. The France manager was reminded by a Chinese reporter of his saying that if you dropped a frog in boiling water it would jump out; but if you placed it in cold water and gradually turned up the heat, it would boil to death. "How warm is the water for you?" came the question.

Mancini clears the air with Tevez and earns &lsquo;happy&rsquo; striker&rsquo;s full commitment

Roberto Mancini met Carlos Tevez on Thursday to discuss the Argentinian striker's future and has received a categoric assurance that he wants to be at Eastlands next season, the Manchester City manager said yesterday.

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