Before France won its opening match against Honduras 3-0, coach Didier Deschamps told FIFA that a drone was spying on his team during a training session in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
Deschamps did not blame with any country or individual. FIFA has launched an investigation into the incident but hasn't commented on the situation.
The Guardian reports that Deschamps "reacted with amusement when the drone hovered above."
"Apparently drones are used more and more," he said. "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."
France has a history of drama at the World Cup. In 2010, France had a number of players speak out against then-manager Raymond Domenech. The dissension led to striker Nicolas Anelka being sent back to France. In 2006, Zinedine Zidane headbutted Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the World Cup Final.
If the FIFA investigation reveals wrongdoing, it will be the first drone related crime in sports history.
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