France coach Marc Lievremont conceded after the "shame" of Saturday's shock defeat to Tonga that his squad are not united in pursuit of a first Rugby World Cup title.
Lievremont compared his squad to the French football team, who refused to train at the 2010 World Cup following a row between then-coach Raymond Domenech and striker Nicolas Anelka.
"I thought I had experienced everything in terms of shame," said Lievremont, as he reflected on the Tonga game.
"But this time round, it's been an extremely violent feeling again. Each missed pass, each missed tackle, I took them as a deep personal failure.
"(Afterwards) I would have liked for us to gather around a few drinks to talk, to share thoughts, to release the pressure - and I was disappointed. We all split in different directions.
"We live in a society where image matters. I saw players with their agent on the eve and after the game instead of regrouping as a team.
"They have their career to manage, and perhaps the media to please.
"French rugby and players laughed at the French football players last year. But in some respect, we didn't get off the bus either."
Lievremont's position was arguably undermined by the French Federation (FFR) announcing before the World Cup that he would be replaced by Philippe Saint-Andre.
France crept into the quarter-finals despite defeats to New Zealand and Tonga and will meet England in Auckland next Saturday.
"Naturally, I am a fighter, I believe in the men, in a group who hopefully know how to pick themselves up," said Lievremont. "I have got experienced and talented players. But maybe not as talented as I thought.
"Some compare me with Raymond Domenech. You must know that I have got an immense respect for him.
"He did fight. I know what that means and, I repeat, I have absolutely no intention to give up.
"I've got my share of responsibilities, but do you sincerely think that it is because of my management that we failed to be committed in the game? There is a lack of collective dynamism."
France centre Fabrice Estebanez has been cited for a dangerous tip tackle against Tonga. His hearing will be in the early hours of Monday morning BST.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.