Soccer-Abidal and Nasri back in France squad for Belgium friendly (Reuters)

PARIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Samir Nasri and Eric Abidal have been recalled by France coach Didier Deschamps for next week’s friendly game in Belgium. Defender Abidal, who underwent two surgeries on a liver tumour, won the last of 61 caps in February, 2012. “He has international experience in a department where some players are injured or lack playing time,” Deschamps told a news conference on Thursday, referring to Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Paris St Germain’s Mamadou Sakho. “I’m not here to offer a gift, I just think that he is competitive again having played preparation games with Monaco. …

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