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1.Anelka needs advice


2. Villa apologises
anelka.jpgAnelka needs advice:Domenech’Mother


The mother of beleagured French coach Raymond Domenech, says she would like to meet Chelsea and French striker Nicolas Anelka and give him a piece of her mind as a mother.


Chelsea star Anelka was booted out of the World Cup after launching a foul-mouthed attack against Raymond Domenech in the 2-0 defeat to Mexico.


He was then expelled before the rest of the squad staged a one-day strike in sympathy and refused to train.


Mrs Domenech said it’s distressing to be insulted like that, because Raymond is not just the coach but he is also her  son.


Mrs Domenech said it’s a double insult to her son and to herself as his mother.

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Villa apologises


Spain striker David Villa admitted he needs to better control his temper after he slapped an opponent in the face in the European champions’ 2-0 World Cup win over Honduras on Monday, but escaped punishment.

Villa, who scored both goals and missed a penalty in the World Cup Group H clash at Ellis Park, tangled with Emilio Izaguirre late in the first half and was lucky to stay on the pitch after striking the Honduran defender.


Villa apologised afterwards saying he is not proud of the incident.


garcia.jpgReferees not too bad: FIFA


Fifa’s head of refereeing, José María García-Aranda says he is very happy with the performance of the officials at the 2010 World Cup  despite a sudden spate of controversial incidents. 


There was an outcry in the US media regarding Koman Coulibaly’s decision to disallow Maurice Edu’s effort in the 85th minute of their 2-2 draw with Slovenia on Friday, and there were several questionable decisions during Brazil’s victory over the on Sunday.

But Fifa said it had not received an official complaint from either Brazil regarding Kader Keïta’s reaction that led to Kaká being shown a second yellow card in the match, or the Cote D’Ivoire, over Luís Fabiano’s double handball in the build-up to his second goal.

José María García-Aranda, Fifa’s head of refereeing admitted that some decisions haven’t been good but maintained that he is satisfied with the overall standard of officials.