World Football

Uncapped Sylvain Distin 'Retires' from International Duty

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  West Brom player Matej Vydra (l) challenges Sylvain Distin of Everton during the Barclays premier league match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on January 20, 2014 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterMay 14, 2014

It didn't quite spawn as much fanfare as Samir Nasri's omission from France's World Cup squad, but Everton man Sylvain Distin quietly stepped away from Les Bleus after not being called up. 

The 36-year-old Frenchman has never been capped. 

I m retiring from France team. It was a wonderful experience and after a record of #0 cap it's time to say goodbye and focus on my club 😜

— Sylvain Distin (@sylvaind15tin) May 14, 2014


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