Laurent Blanc out as France coach

July 1, 2012
By Associated Press
PARIS -- Laurent Blanc stepped down as France's soccer coach on Saturday after a European Championship campaign that ended in the quarterfinals and with the national team's players again being questioned on their behavior.

Blanc informed the French Football Federation of his decision following lengthy negotiations with FFF president Noel Le Graet on Thursday. The FFF said there would be no further comment before a news conference Tuesday, when its executive committee meets.

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