France have given up hope of reaching an agreement with Ukraine over their Euro 2008 qualifiers and are now waiting for a draw by UEFA to organise the timetable in Group B, Reuters informed.
Coach Raymond Domenech said talks with the Ukrainian soccer federation are in a stalemate and the 90-day deadline imposed by UEFA for setting up the qualifying calendar has passed.
France are in Group B with Italy, Scotland, Lithuania, Georgia, the Faroe Islands and Ukraine.
A timetable for Group B was drawn up at a meeting in Paris earlier this month and was accepted by six of the seven federations involved.
But Ukraine want to play their penultimate qualifier against France at home. Italy and Scotland have also expressed their disagreement with Ukraine's demands, Domenech said.
According to UEFA rules, a draw must take place when federations fail to agree among themselves. No date has yet been set for the draw.
"The talks with Ukraine are over because there is no room for talks left," Domenech said on Thursday. "Now, we have no choice but to resort to a draw.
"At least we will have a chance to get what we were looking for. In such bargaining ... you can't expect one to get everything and the others to get nothing.
"If we hand them all that they want, it's not an agreement anymore," Domenech said. Qualifiers start in September.
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