SAO PAULO – France has asked FIFA to investigate claims a DRONE was used to spy on its team’s World Cup preparations, ahead of their opening match against Honduras tonight.
French officials have suspicions that a flying device was used on Tuesday over their training camp north of Sao Paulo.
Coach Didier Deschamps told the BBC: “Apparently drones are used more and more.
“It’s not up to me, FIFA handles this and has been carrying out an inquiry; we don’t want any intrusion into our privacy. It’s very hard to fight this these days.”
Deschamps offered no thoughts on who might be behind the aerial snooping but smiled when a Honduran reporter told his pre-match press conference that France’s opponent on Sunday was not responsible for the skullduggery.
“The drone was not from us,” assured the Honduran reporter.
France and Honduras are joined in Group E by Switzerland and Ecuador.