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Escalettes takes responsibility

Updated: July 2, 2010, 11:49 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Outgoing French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes said Friday he is ashamed of France's World Cup fiasco and accepted a large share of responsibility for it.

Escalettes submitted his resignation Friday, but is staying on the job until July 23. An announcement on his successor was expected after Friday's meeting, but officials want more time to choose one.

Escalettes offered his first lengthy public explanation about what he called the "debacle" at the World ...

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