Domenech stays on

PARIS: The French Football Federation (FFF) says Raymond Domenech will stay on as national team coach. The decision to support Domenech was taken on Thursday at a Paris meeting between FFF president Jean-Pierre Escalettes and several council members. Despite France’s humiliating first-round exit at last month’s

European Championship, the 56-year-old Domenech gets another chance to lead Les Bleus to the 2010 World Cup. Domenech’s team flopped dismally at Euro 2008 last month, where they were among the favourites just two years after reaching the World Cup final. — AP