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Raymond Domenech
Personal information
Full name Raymond Domenech
Date of birth January 24, 1952 (1952-01-24) (age 56)
Place of birth    Lyon, France
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1969–1977
1977–1981
1981–1982
1982–1984
1984–1988
Olympique Lyonnais
RC Strasbourg
Paris SG
Girondins de Bordeaux
FC Mulhouse
Total
255 (10)
138 0(4)
019 0(1)
047 0(3)
013 0(0)
472 (18)   
National team
1973–1979 France 008 0(0)
Teams managed
1985–1989
1989–1993
1993–2004
2004–
FC Mulhouse
Olympique Lyonnais
France U-21
France

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals) is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the French city. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. ... Racing Club de Strasbourg is a French football team, playing in the city of Strasbourg. ... Paris Saint-Germain FC, or PSG, is a French football club based in Paris. ... FC Girondins de Bordeaux is a French football team, playing in the city of Bordeaux. ... FC Mulhouse is a French football club based in Mulhouse. ... FC Mulhouse is a French football club based in Mulhouse. ... Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. ... First International U23: France 0-0 Norway Alès, November 11, 1970 U21: France 1-1 Belgium Amiens, September 3, 1976 Biggest win France 7-0 Yugoslavia Reims, November 16, 1985 Biggest defeat England 6-1 France Sheffield, February 28, 1984 Records for competitive matches only. ...

Raymond Domenech (born 24 January 1952 in Lyon) is a former French football player and the current manager of the French national team. He is of partly Spanish-Catalan descent. His father fled Spain during the rule of Francisco Franco. He has two children, Victoire (*2004) and Merlin (*2007) with famous football-specialized sports journalist Estelle Denis. He proposed to her while being interviewed on French M6 TV channel at the end of the last match of the French squad at the 2008 Euro. She is yet to respond. is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the French city. ... Soccer redirects here. ... First international Belgium 3 - 3 France (Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904) Biggest win France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995) Biggest defeat Denmark 17 - 1 France (London, England; 22 October 1908) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1998 European Championship Appearances 6 (First in... The Catalans are an ethnic group or nationality whose homeland is Catalonia, or the Principality of Catalonia (Catalan: Catalunya, or Principat de Catalunya), which is a historical region in southern Europe, embracing a territory situated in the north-east of Spain and an adjoining portion of southern France. ... Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (December 4, 1892 - November 20, 1975), commonly known as Francisco Franco (pronounced ) or Francisco Franco y Bahamonde was leader of Spain from October 1936, as regent of Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in 1975. ...

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France manager

2006 World Cup

On July 12, 2004, Domenech was a surprise choice to succeed Jacques Santini after the country's disappointing exit from Euro 2004 by losing in the quarter-final match to the eventual tournament winners Greece. He was given the objective by the Fédération Française de Football to reach "at least" the 2006 FIFA World Cup semi-finals. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jacques Santini Jacques Santini (born April 25, 1952 in Delle, France) is a former football player and now manager. ... The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between June 12 and July 4, 2004. ... The French Football Federation (FFF) (French: Fédération Française de Football) is the governing body of football in France. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ...


Qualifying

France struggled in the qualifiers, even though the team was seeded in a group that included the relatively unheralded teams of Israel and Switzerland The Republic of Ireland were France's main contenders in the group, and looked like contributing to France's exit until Zidane returned to inspire France to a 1-0 win at landsdowne road, inspiring the French and ending the hopes of the Irish. Domenech had to force Claude Makélélé, Lilian Thuram and Zinédine Zidane, members of France's 'golden generation', out of international retirement to aid the national team to eventually qualify. The general consensus in France, however, was that France was too dated a side to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup, despite the return of their cherished talisman, Zidane. Claude Makélélé (born February 18, 1973 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a French international football player, who currently plays defensive midfield for Chelsea in the English Premiership. ... Lilian Thuram (born Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France) is a French professional football defender, the most capped player in the history of the France national team. ... Zinédine Yazid Zidane (born June 23, 1972, in Marseille, France), nicknamed Zizou, is a French football player for Real Madrid and France, widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the world. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ...


Squad selection

Domenech's management style has also raised eyebrows amongst players and fans. A keen amateur dramatist and astrologer, Domenech has admitted to distrusting Scorpios, such as Robert Pirès. This led to the choosing of Vikash Dhorasoo who played an important part in qualifying but not in the finals. He later fell out with Dhorasoo after he made a behind the scenes film called "Substitute". His decision to leave out FC Barcelona star Ludovic Giuly in favour of Franck Ribéry, and subsequent refusal to explain that decision, left many French players and fans mystified.[1] Domenech chose Pascal Chimbonda, a low-profile player with no international experience, for the squad. Domenech's selection for the France's World Cup squad was further criticised when he publicly announced that Fabien Barthez would start ahead of Lyon goalkeeper Grégory Coupet. This decision was met with derision in the French press and also led to Coupet walking out of the national squad before the tournament, though he was later to return. [2] His exclusion of A.S. Roma back bone defender, Philippe Mexès, has also raised a few eyebrowes. Mexès, named Hope of the year in 2000 and being an all star defender for Roma since his arrival to the team, still has to participate in a competitive senior tournament under Domenech. Scorpio the animal Scorpio is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Scorpius, and is the eighth sign of the zodiac. ... Robert Emmanuel Pirès (born October 29, 1973 in Reims, France) is a French international football player, of Portuguese and Asturian descent. ... Vikash Dhorasoo (Telugu:వికాష్ దొరసూ) (born October 10, 1973 in Harfleur) is a French professional football midfielder, who is currently signed to Italian Serie A side Livorno. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Ludovic Giuly (born July 10, 1976 in Lyon) is a French footballer who plays as a winger for A.S. Roma. ... Franck Bilal Ribéry (born April 1, 1983 in Boulogne-sur-Mer) is a French football midfielder who currently plays for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. ... Pascal Chimbonda (born 21 February 1979 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe) is a French defender who plays for Tottenham Hotspur FC and for the French national team. ... Fabien Alain Barthez (born 28 June 1971 in Lavelanet) is a French football player who plays the position of goalkeeper. ... Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. ... Grégory Coupet, (born December 31, 1972 in Le Puy-en-Velay) is a football (soccer) player from France. ... Associazione Sportiva Roma (ISE: IT0001008876) is a major professional football club both in Italy’s Serie A and in European football. ... Philippe Mexès (IPA: []) (born March 30, 1982 in Toulouse, France) is a French professional football (soccer) player, who currently plays as a centreback for Italian club A.S. Roma. ...


Finals in Germany

His tactical strategies, perceived as "naïve" amongst the French press [3] and his team's slow start in the 2006 FIFA World Cup (recording ties against Switzerland and South Korea before finally defeating Togo) had seen him placed under further pressure[4]. 2006 World Cup redirects here. ...


However, France turned the corner after the victory against Togo and started to play the good passing possession football in which they were renowned for in their triumphs in World Cup 98 and Euro 2000. They shone in the knockout round, which included impressive victories over favoured Spain, Brazil, and Portugal. France lost the final to Italy in the penalty shootout after a 1–1 tie in extra time. The 1998 Football World Cup was held in France by the FIFA decision in July 1992. ... The 2000 UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a competition between the national football teams of Europe held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ...


France's successful tournament caused the pressure on Domenech to be lifted completely. Recalled golden generation veterans Zidane and Thuram earned spots on the All-Star Team, with Zidane being named the tournament MVP. Ribéry's performance made him the potent successor to Zidane as the team's talisman. At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ... At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ...


Euro 2008

Qualifying

A 3–0 shutout of Georgia and a 3–1 defeat of arch-rivals Italy in the first Euro 2008 qualifiers took France back to the top of the ELO rankings.


On 27 August, Claude Makélélé's club manager José Mourinho stated that Domenech was treating Makélélé "like a slave", as Makélélé had earlier announced his retirement after the 2006 World Cup. Domenech responded "as long as he is performing, he will play. I have the right to pick him." Rules made by FIFA state that a player who refuses a call up from their respective national team, will face a domestic ban on playing for their club.[5] [6] is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Claude Makélélé (born February 18, 1973 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a French international football player, who currently plays defensive midfield for Chelsea in the English Premiership. ... José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (pronounced Mour-in-yo) (born 26 January 1963 in Setúbal) is a Portuguese football manager. ... This article is about the international association football organization. ...


Despite losing to outsiders Scotland twice, France qualified for Euro 2008 as runners-up to Italy. Domenech criticised the seeding system for the Euro 2008 group stages draw, which could have seen France drawn with Italy, the Netherlands and Romania. His worst fears were confirmed when France were drawn in a group of death with Italy, the Netherlands and Romania. Domenech said that he would retire from being coach if he failed to qualify for the quarter finals. After losing 2-0 to Italy and thus being knocked out of the tournament, the French media touted Didier Deschamps as his replacement as coach of the national team although no decision was to be made before a meeting of the French Football Federation on June 26th. Jean Tigana, Lauren Blanc and Arsene Wenger also had a chance to be manager, [7] First international Scotland 0–0 England  (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11–0 Ireland  (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat  Uruguay 7–0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... Group of death is an informal sobriquet used in football and other team sports to describe a situation that often occurs during the group stage of a tournament (such as the first round of the World Cup), where: all the teams present in one group are considered to be roughly... Didier Deschamps (French IPA: ) (born 15 October 1968 in Bayonne) is a former French football player who captained France to victories in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. ...


France drew 0-0 against Romania in their opening match, lost 4-1 to the Netherlands and then lost 2-0 to Italy to finish bottom of the group with only one point. Domenech has came under seroius media criticism for some of his team and squad selections for Euro 2008. Notably he left out David Trezeguet who is generally regarded as a great striker and bringing the young and inexperienced Gomis. Philippe Mexes was also excluded with the error prone Jean-Alain Boumsong being included. Other notable absentees were: Mathieu Flamini, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Robert Pires. His team selections raised more eyebrows, he seemed to stick with the "old guard" rather than blending experience with youth. His strangest selection was playing Eric Abidal a left back, at centre back ahead of the legendary Lilian Thuram in the crucial group match against Italy. Abidal had a very poor match and was sent off. This signalled the end of France's Euro 2008 campaign. The 2008 European Football Championship (EURO 2008) will take place in Austria and Switzerland. ... David Sergio Trezeguet (IPA: []) (born 15 October 1977 in Rouen, France) is a French-Argentine football striker who plays for Juventus and France. ... Philippe Mexès (born March 31, 1982 in Toulouse, France) is an French football (soccer) defender, who currently plays for A.S. Roma. ... Jean-Alain Boumsong (born November 14, 1979, in Douala, Cameroon) is a professional football defender who currently plays for Juventus and the French national team. ... Mathieu Flamini (born 7 March 1984 in Marseille) is a French international footballer currently playing for Arsenal. ... Bacary Sagna, also sometimes spelled Bakary or Bakari, (born 14 February 1983 Sens, Bourgogne) is a French International football defender of Senegalese descent, currently playing for Arsenal. ... Gael Clichy (born 1985) is a French football player, who joined Arsenal F.C. in 2003. ... Robert Pirès (born 29 October 1973 of Portuguese and Spanish descent) is a French international football player. ... Éric Abidal , (born July 11, 1979 in Lyon) is a football (soccer) player from France. ... Lilian Thuram (born Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France) is a French professional football defender, the most capped player in the history of the France national team. ...


Career

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References


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France coach Raymond Domenech drops Cisse in favor of Gomis in Euro squad - AOL Sports (828 words)
Domenech had taken a provisional squad of 30 players to a training camp in the French Alpine ski resort of Tignes, and gave some of the fringe players a final chance to impress in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Ecuador.
Domenech said he informed the excluded players one by one in their hotel rooms.
Domenech also asked the 23 selected players to wait in the hotel lobby to offer their support as the players left Tignes by helicopter.
Euro 2008: Raymond Domenech (765 words)
Raymond Domenech (born 24 January 1952 in Lyon) is a former French football player and the current manager of the French national team.
On July 12, 2004, Domenech was a surprise choice to succeed Jacques Santini after the country's disappointing exit from Euro 2004 by losing in the quarter-final match to the eventual tournament winners Greece.
Domenech's selection for the France's World Cup squad was further criticised when he publicly announced that Fabien Barthez would start ahead of Lyon goalkeeper Grégory Coupet.
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