Santini given Confederations assurances

April 24, 2003
By Jean-Paul Couret
PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) - France coach Jacques Santini says he is confident that France will be at full strength to defend their Confederations Cup title between June 18 and 29.

'My staff and myself have been talking to a lot of coaches in France and abroad over the last few days,' he told reporters on Thursday.

'Our discussions were very frank. There was no veto in principle to the release of players. I say in principle because we still have a few weeks to go. All the players ...

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