War of words begins
The French have created a bit of a stir by qualifying while not playing a game due to Italy's win over Scotland. Their coach Raymond Domenech has stated that he wants to show that no help was needed, especially from their old "friends" the Italians. They are preparing to play the Ukraine in their final qualifying match.
"We earned it" say the French
Meanwhile, Gennaro Gattuso was happy to qualify but was miffed that they helped the French along the way.
Italy thankful but...