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Deschamps: Diaby left out due to fitness

March 15, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Abou Diaby's fragile fitness cost him a call-up for France's crucial upcoming World Cup qualifying double-header, said national team boss Didier Deschamps.

Diaby, 26, has been blighted by injuries throughout his career, and this season has been no exception with a variety of problems limiting him to just 14 starts for club and country.

The former Auxerre midfielder was an unused substitute for his club's 2-0 Champions League win at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, his first appearance ...

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