Front-page report in L'Equipe said Anelka had allegedly aimed a crude insult at the then national team coach Raymond Domenech.
Russian hooligans have warned England fans that they are "100 percent guaranteed" to be targeted at the 2018 World Cup.
The 68,000-capacity stadium in St. Petersburg hosted 10,000 locals for a free extreme sports show designed to test some of the arena's features.
A clouded leopard called Kheleo was unveiled as the official mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday.
Herculez Gomez reveals whether Mexico captain Rafa Marquez will figure into Juan Carlos Osorio's World Cup plans.
Last month FIFA, world football's governing body, opted to add 16 teams to the 2026 tournament.