Patrice Evra (Juventus), who had not been called since the lost final of Euro 2016, was summoned on Monday for France after an injury of Layvin Kurzawa, told the French Football Federation on its website.
Kurzawa has “presented himself this Monday morning to rally with the team at Clairefontaine France”(Paris region), but the medical staff of the Blues has established “a groin problem” and “the player has been made available again for his club ” said a spokesmon, confirmed by the same source at his club, Paris SG.
Les Bleus will play Sweden in a qualifying match for the World Cup in 2018 on Friday at the Stade de France and then will play the Ivory Coast in a friendly on the 15th November in Lens.
The return of Patrice Evra is a surprise, since so far the coach Didier Deschamps seemed to turn the page of the 35-year-old and was planning a successor for the World Cup in Russia in 2018 with Kurzawa (24 years ) and Lucas Digne (25 years, Barcelona).
The coach has preferred to call Evra rather than trusting the left defender Benjamin Mendy (Monaco).