Coach Alain Jardel may not be in charge of the French women's team at next year's World Championship in Brazil despite helping them qualify for the competition.
Les Bleues finished fifth at the EuroBasket 2005 in Turkey to confirm their place but the president of the French basketball federation, Yvan Mainini, has hinted the side could be going to South America without their charismatic coach.
France proved at the EuroBasket Women 2005 that every cloud does have a silver lining.
An unsuccessful campaign - some might say unfortunate - ended on a high note as Les Bleues comfortably dispatched Latvia 85-62 on Sunday to secure fifth position and qualify for the next year's FIBA World Championship for Women.
France salvaged their EuroBasket Women experience with an 85-62 demolition of Latvia on Sunday to finish fifth in the tournament and qualify for the FIBA World Championship for Women 2006.
Alain Jardel's team proved they were among the better sides in Ankara, and possibly the unluckiest of all after finishing second in Group A to the Czech Republic and then being drawn against Russia in the quarter-finals.
France and Latvia kept alive their´hopes of reaching FIBA World Championship 2006 in Brazil by winning important games on Saturday.
The top five sides from Europe qualify for next year's tournament in Brazil and both France and Latvia were knocked out of medal contention on Friday when losing quarter-finals.
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