FIFA World Cup 2014: France manager claims drone spied on practice

France manager Didier Deschamps is claiming that an unmanned drone spied on team practice ahead of Les Bleus’ World Cup opener against Honduras on Sunday.

Possible unmanned drone flew overhead at practice

France manager Didier Deschamps, foreground, covering his face during training. Presumably, so the drone doesn't recognize him. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

France manager Didier Deschamps is claiming that an unmanned drone spied on team practice ahead of Les Bleus’ World Cup opener against Honduras on Sunday.

Deschamps told reporters that the apparent drone flew over the team’s practice base of Ribeirao Preto earlier this week.

He said that FIFA is now investigating the issue.

“Apparently, drones are used more and more,” he said. 'It's not up to me, FIFA handle this and have been carrying out an inquiry. We don't want any intrusion into our privacy but it's very hard to fight this these days.”

Normally used for spying on enemies, eliminating terrorists, and causing international incidents, it was only a matter of time before this technology was used for more important pursuits like watching a soccer practice.

No word on whether the drone was merely delivering a pizza.  

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