France upholds Evra five-game ban

09 September 2010 04:40
Manchester United's French defender Patrice Evra has lost his appeal against a five-match international ban.Evra, 29, was suspended for his part in a player revolt during the 2010 World Cup over a row between striker Nicolas Anelka and then coach Raymond Domenech. [LNB]"The Appeals High Commission confirms the five-match sanction for non-selection by France," read a statement from the French Football Federation. [LNB]Evra captained France as they endured a disastrous campaign in South Africa. [LNB]Anelka's team-mates refused to train after the row with Domenech, which led to the team finishing bottom of their group with just one goal and one point in three matches. [LNB]New coach Laurent Blanc suspended all 23 members of the World Cup squad for his first game in charge, a friendly against Norway in August, which France lost 2-1. [LNB]France also made an uncertain start to their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, losing 1-0 at home to Belarus, before beating Bosnia-Hercegovina 2-0 in Sarajevo.

Source: BBC_Sport