China crisis for Trez and Boumsong?

June 5, 2006
By Alex Chick
You know you have entered the 'feeding off scraps' phase of pre-World Cup coverage when nearly every major French media outlet's lead football story concerns the third-choice centre-back.

The French squad are still holed up in their leafy Clairefontaine compound near Paris, protected from the outside world save for the occasional press conference, featuring carefully selected players. In this case, Jean-Alain Boumsong seized a rare opportunity to hog the column inches.

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