France coach Raymond Domenech faces a disciplinary hearing by UEFA over comments about refereeing he made in a newspaper interview last week.
In an interview with Le Parisien, Domenech had accused Italy of bribing the referee of an Under-21 international between France and Italy during the qualification campaign for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
“UEFA have asked for an inquiry,” Domenech told a news conference on Thursday. “I’ll go there willingly.
“I will write to the committee investigating what there was in the interview with Le Parisien and I will answer all the questions raised by this article,” he said.
France visit Italy for a Euro 2008 qualifier on September 8.
Domenech also told Le Parisien he had doubts about the refereeing of the upcoming qualifier between the two rivals.
“I’m not the one who has invented the stories about refereeing in Italy,” Domenech said. “Some matches have been fixed.”