Domenech seeking pay off

Domenech’s lawyer told L’Equipe that his client was made “a scapegoat” for the World Cup results, in which France fell at the first hurdle having failed to win a game.

The French Football Federation had sacked Domenech from his role with them in September, citing three errors, being a failure to shake the hand of South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, the training boycott and the expulsion of Nicolas Anelka.