Suspended France Captain Patrice Evra Handed Appeal Hearing Date

Lawyers to argue boycott was collective decision...
Manchester United’s French full back Patrice Evra will have his appeal against the five-match international game ban heard on September 9.

Evra was one of four players handed suspensions in the wake of France's dire World Cup campaign, during which he, in his role as captain, led a group of players who refused to train with coach Raymond Domenech.

The bust-up centred around Domenech's decision to send Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka home from South Africa, which was followed by his decision to retire from international football.

But Evra's lawyer has argued that responsibility for the boycott was collective. 

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