Tournament favourites France were knocked out of the competition at the last-16 stage following a dramatic penalty shoot-out defeat on Monday.
Kylian Mbappe missed the all-important spot-kick as Switzerland secured one of the biggest upsets in Euros history.
Details emerged of an alleged bust-up between the families of Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot, whose mother clashed with the star striker’s family.
And according to further reports, there were multiple flare-ups between the France team on the pitch during their shock loss in Bucharest.
It is claimed that Rabiot and Paul Pogba insulted each other, with the Juventus midfielder unhappy with the Manchester United man’s defensive efforts.
Raphael Varane took aim at Benjamin Pavard for his defending.
The Bayern Munich defender blamed Pogba for his lack of defending, with Varane backing Pavard up.
During the game vs Switzerland, ugly scenes for France (EDS):
– Rabiot & Pogba insulted each other – Rabiot unhappy with Pogba’s defensive efforts
– Varane insulted Pavard, unhappy with his defending
– Pavard blamed Pogba, for doing no defending, Varane later backed Pavard up
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 29, 2021
Speaking after his side’s elimination, Didier Deschamps refused to blame Mbappe.
He said: “Nobody can be annoyed with him. When you take the responsibility, it can happen. He is obviously very affected by it.”
On his future, he added: “That is not the question. There is a unity and solidarity in this squad. I am responsible, when things go badly, I am with them, they are with me.
“We will need time to manage this. There are no magic formulas, there are balances for us to find in the future.”
Deschamps’ future has since been thrown into doubt despite the World Cup-winning manager contracted to lead France in Qatar next year.
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