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Morgan Schneiderlin replaces Lassana Diarra in the French squad

Late last night it was confirmed by the French Football Federation that Marseille defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra had pulled out through injury.

Diarra is replaced by Manchester United man Morgan Schneiderlin.

Lass had been suffering from a reoccurring knee injury that he has been dealing with off and on for the next 6 months and he has been advised to allow it to heal properly or face permanent damage.

Lass felt his knee again during the friendly against Cameroon and it was he who brought the matter to the French national team coaching staff on Tuesday morning.

Morgan Schneiderlin joined up with the squad at the beginning of the afternoon.

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