The meeting of November 8th 2010 (audio N° 7)

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France national team coach Laurent Blanc declared himself in favour of a change in the selection criteria for youth talent as of the age of 12 to 13 years in order to favour those who he described as having "our culture, our history". Blanc cited the then world football champions Spain, saying: "I’m going to give you the example of the Spanish. They don’t have these problems [...] The Spanish, they told me ‘we don’t have a problem. Us, we don’t have any blacks’." (On tape: Francis Smerecki, Laurent Blanc)

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