France national team manager Laurent Blanc has explained the reasons for not selecting Patrice Evra in his latest squad.

Blanc's Les Bleus take on USA and Belgium in international friendlies next week but will be without Manchester United left-back Evra who has had a hectic start to the season as well has having some family trouble.

"He has played a lot recently. He has been always on the go since the start of the season," said Blanc.

"I had a phone call with him.

"Moreover, Patrice has been affected by a family drama."

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