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Djorkaeff sacked by Red Bull NY

3 July 2006 01:02

NEW YORK, Jul 2 (SW) - Youri Djorkaeff, one of the cornerstones of France's 1998 World Cup championship, was spotted in the crowd for les bleues' quarterfinal matchup with Brazil in Frankfurt, much to the surprise and chagrin of his current club, Red Bull NY of MLS.

"We were told by Youri on Thursday, June 29 that he had to leave the team and attend to an unexpected, serious family matter in France," the team said in an official statement released on Saturday afternoon.

"At no point did Youri state that part of his trip was to attend the World Cup game between France and Brazil in Frankfurt [held today]," continued the statement, released just a few hours after Djorkaeff appeared in the crowd during televised coverage of his former teammates' 1-0 victory over the tournament favorites.

In response to several reports published immediately following the match that Djorkaeff had left the team for good, Red Bull said, "We granted his request with the understanding that he would rejoin the club immediately after the personal matter was resolved, [and we had no indication] that he had any ill-feeling towards the organization."

Djorkaeff, 38, had previously indicated that this, his second year in NY, would probably be his last season with MLS.

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