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Deschamps Snaps Over Evra Questioning
Associated Press, November 7th, 2013 12:56PM

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France coach Didier Deschamps lost his cool on Thursday during a press conference in which he was repeatedly asked about the inclusion of Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra in his squad for next week’s crucial FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff series vs. Ukraine. Evra was reprimanded by Deschamps and the French soccer federation [FFF] for making scathing comments in a TV interview in response to criticism leveled at him from pundits in the French media.

After being asked a third and fourth time whether it was wise to choose Evra, Deschamps finally snapped. ''Do you seriously think your question belongs in a press conference before a match?'' Deschamps said. ''I'm quite a serious person. I don't want to get sidetracked.'' The former Juventus midfielder added: It's your debate, you can write what you want. I've made a sporting choice.''

Evra escaped punishment from the FFF for his tirade aimed at certain commentators, including former France international Bixente Lizerazu, in which he described them as “tramps” and “parasites” that were trying to turn public opinion against him. Evra, of course, was captain during the debacle that was the 2010 World Cup, in which several French players refused to train after then-coach Raymond Domenech had sent striker Nicolas Anelka home.  

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