Jean-Pierre Paclet, the ex-doctor of the French national team, reveals all in his new book, 'Implosion', explaining the real reasons and people behind many of Les Bleus' bust-ups and feuds over the course of his time as their physician.
The doctor details "implosions" between Samir Nasri and Frank Ribery in 2008, the reason why former friend Raymond Domenech asked his girlfriend to marry him after the championships, and the failings of the players and harmony at the recent World Cup in South Africa.
Paclet goes on to describe how the blood tests of the 1998 France World Cup-winning squad showed abnormalities from players competing in Serie A.
However, the doctor at the time, Jean-Marcel Ferret, has denied Paclet's claims.
"For me it is a bunch of nonsense since the blood samples at the end of the season are a little disturbed. Everything was normal, all the statements in this book do not stand up. I have evidence, I kept everything," Ferret explained.
Current coach and ex-player Laurent Blanc backed up Ferret.
"The shadow of doping over the France 98 team is a lie. Let us not look into things that don't exist," said the new France coach.
The new book is released tomorrow and is already causing a stir, as France's national team continues to sink lower without the togetherness that was apparent at least in 1998.
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