France drop captain Evra

2010-06-22 15:03

Bloemfontein - France left out captain Patrice Evra for their final group game against South Africa on Tuesday after a bust-up over the expulsion of star striker Nicolas Anelka from the squad.

Chelsea star Anelka was thrown out of the squad as punishment for his foul-mouthed outburst at coach Raymond Domenech during the 2-0 defeat to Mexico.

Manchester United defender Evra had been at the centre of drama on Sunday when the squad refused to train at their base in Knysna to protest the expulsion of the Chelsea player.

Teams:

France:

1-Hugo Lloris; 2-Bacary Sagna, 5-William Gallas, 17-Sebastien Squillaci, 22-Gael Clichy; 18-Alou Diarra, 19-Abou Diaby, 8-Yoan Gourcuff, 7-Franck Ribery; 11-Andre-Pierre Gignac, 9-Djibril Cisse.

South Africa:


1-Moeneeb Josephs; 5-Anele Ngcongoa, 20-Bongani Khumalo, 4-Aaron Mokoena, 3-Tsepo Masilela, 6-MacBeth Sibaya, 23-Thanduyise Khuboni, 10-Steven Pienaar, 8-Siphiwe Tshabalala, 9-Katlego Mphela, 17-Bernard Parker.

Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)

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