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Clichy called up to replace Evra

August 9, 2011

Left-back Patrice Evra has been declared unfit for France's friendly against Chile on Wednesday night after he suffered a knee injury playing for Manchester United in the Community Shield on Sunday.

Evra, 30, took a blow on his left knee in the match against Manchester City at Wembley and did not take part in Les Bleus' Monday training session.

National team medical staff have now ruled that he cannot play against the South Americans, so Manchester City new boy Gael Clichy has been called into the squad by coach Laurent Blanc.

Clichy, 26, has won ten senior caps for his country and last featured in the friendly against Croatia in March.