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Evra to escape further France ban
Published : 26 Oct 2010 13:56:00
France Football Federation chairman Fernand Duchaussoy insists Patrice Evra will incur no further punishment after he completes his ban. The Les Bleus captain is currently serving a five-match suspension from international duty as punishment for his role in the players' strike action in South Africa following revelations about Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from their World Cup squad. Former French World Cup winner Lilian Thuram had suggested Manchester United defender Evra should be banned indefinitely from playing for his country, but FFF chief Duchaussoy does not share that view. He said on RMC radio:"No one has been banned from the French team. "I have a lot of esteem for Patrice Evra. I had several phone calls with him. He has suffered so much. The fact to feel so bad shows his love for the shirt. Evra has so far missed France's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign and will not available for selection to Les Bleus coach Laurent Blanc for the November friendly with England as he completes his ban.