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Evra: I cannot go home to Senegal

(GSM) - France skipper Patrice Evra has admitted he cannot go home to Senegal.

The Manchester United fullback sparked fury back home in 2002 when he opted to play for France's Under-21s rather than the country of his birth.

Evra is now set to captain Les Bleus at the World Cup, which takes off for France on Friday when they face Uruguay.

The left-back, 29, explained: "I grew up amid a Senegalese culture at home.

"But we became Westernised very quickly and when I had to choose between playing for Senegal or France my father told me to follow my heart.

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donb5093d ago

Evra is a player with social responsibility. He, among many of the other african players, do a lot to help people in poor areas. I am sorry he cant go home! I wish him good luck as a captain for France.