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Ex-capt Evra wants to be "a solution" for France

Ex-capt Evra wants to be "a solution" for France

Former captain Patrice Evra wants "to be a solution and not a problem" in the France team that coach Laurent Blanc has revitalized since its World Cup debacle.
Evra captained the team during a training strike at last year's World Cup in South Africa, a show of defiance that was supposed to unite a fraught team but shocked a watching nation back home.
Evra served a five-match ban for his role in the strike, and on Friday gets the chance to play for his country for the first time since that sorry episode in Knysna.
Yet, the Manchester United defender disputes he was the main orchestrator of the strike, saying that is "totally false," adding he was punished only "as a captain, and not as a ringleader."


Updated : 2021-03-08 11:14 GMT+08:00