Morgan Schneiderlin called into France squad for Euro 2016

France's midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (C) kicks the ball during the Euro 2016 friendly football match France vs Serbia at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux on September 7, 2015.

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Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has been drafted into the France squad for Euro 2016 after Lassana Diarra was ruled out through injury.

Diarra has picked up a knee injury that will keep him out of the tournament on home soil, forcing manager Didier Deschamps to turn to Schneiderlin as a replacement.

Schneiderlin was initially left out of the hosts’ squad following an underwhelming campaign with Manchester United, but joins Sevilla’s Adil Rami and Lyon’s Samuel Umtiti as a late addition.

The defensive pair were brought in by Deschamps after Raphael Varane and Jeremy Mathieu were ruled out through injury.

France, who are the favourites to win the tournament in their own back yard, kick off their campaign against Romania on June 10.

Source: Sportsmole – Euro 2016

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