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‘It Was A Wonderful Experience!’ – Sylvain Distin Officially Retires From International Football After Racking Up Zero France Caps

By Chris Wright

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At the grand old age of 36, veteran Everton centre-back Sylvain Distin has officially called time on his international football after missing out on France’s World Cup squad.

With his langue firmly entrenched in his joue, Distin broke the news on Twitter earlier – announcing that, after amassing a grand total of 0 France caps over the years, he now wishes to concentrate solely on his Everton duties…

In all seriousness, it’s fairly astounding that a thoroughly decent centre-back like Distin hasn’t picked up at least one French cap along the way, no?

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By Chris on May 14th, 2014 in Everton, Funnies, International football, Media, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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7 Responses to “‘It Was A Wonderful Experience!’ – Sylvain Distin Officially Retires From International Football After Racking Up Zero France Caps”

  1. muppets says:

    agreed. I still think he’s quality. Lest we forget that Squillaci has 21 caps! Also, Mexes has 29 and Rami has 26. These are not good defenders.

  2. Greg says:

    The French Steve Bruce?

  3. Mohan says:

    The irony is that he would have easily got a place in the England backline especially if Smalling and Jones can!

  4. TR says:

    It’s a shame really. Flies under the radar a bit — he’s been one of Everton’s best players the past few years.

  5. Giancarlo says:

    @Muppets: Rami is a good defender. The other two are hacks.

  6. Fat Nakago says:

    Absolutely classic. And classy. And funny. Touche!!

    Distin’s a top dude in my book.

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