FRANCE’S fallout from their stunning Euro 2020 exit was in the pipeline before being KO’d by Switzerland.
French publication L’Equipe has exposed the dramatic disharmony among the group of star-studded names as players argued amongst each other.
The world champions bottled a 3-1 lead with nine minutes to play against the Swiss before crashing out on penalties.
Star man Kylian Mbappe was the culprit having missed the crucial kick.
And it was the Paris Saint-Germain man who was caught in the midst of the controversy surrounding the French team.
Before the tournament even started, Mbappe and Olivier Giroud were involved in a training ground spat – sparked following a friendly against Bulgaria.
Giroud was adjudged to have criticised Mbappe for not picking out his runs with the rapid winger refusing to accept the Chelsea striker’s apology.
It was then claimed that senior France players were fed up with Mbappe’s ‘sulking’ attitude around the Euro camp.
According to French Football News, a number of players were at loggerheads during the Switzerland clash.
They write how Adrien Rabiot was left furious with Paul Pogba’s defensive efforts with the pair ‘insulting each other.’
Pogba’s defending was also criticised by Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane.
The fall-out even descended towards the families of the players involving Rabiot’s mother, Veronique.
She reportedly told Mbappe’s father to ‘reframe his son and make him less arrogant’ while also asking Pogba’s family why he lost possession in midfield in the build-up to Switzerland’s goal.
It doesn’t end there.
The French star’s morale was left damaged by the lack of facilities in their hotels.
Didier Deschamps’ side have been forced to travel to Munich, Budapest and Bucharest for their games.
They have felt dissatisfied with their accomadation including in Bucharest where they stayed in a Marriott hotel and were unable to open their windows.
Players were also left annoyed with the French Football Federation after they denied a request to see their families, citing Covid protocols.
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