Henry to meet President Sarkozy as French begin debacle inquest

FRENCH president Nicolas Sarkozy will today meet striker Thierry Henry to dissect the nation’s disastrous World Cup campaign.

Henry called Sarkozy himself to request a meeting after the team crashed out at the group stage amid bitter in-fighting.

Sarkozy yesterday met with his prime minister and sports minister to begin the inquest, after the France squad arrived home to a barrage of scathing criticism.

“Thierry Henry called the president from South Africa and told him he wanted to see him as soon as possible after his return to France,” said a government spokesman.

Former captain Patrice Evra, who was dropped for the final group game, is planning to reveal the extent of the behind-the-scenes conflict at a press conference this week.