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France boss Didier Deschamps lost his cool in a media conference, after being asked repeatedly about Patrice Evra's inclusion in his squad for the World Cup playoff with Ukraine. 

Deschamps snapped after another question asking if it was wise to select the Manchester United left-back, following his comments regarding football consultants in the French media. 

Deschamps had reprimanded the defender, following the comments. 

The France boss stated: "Do you seriously think your question belong in a press conference before a match?

''I'm quite a serious person. I don't want to get sidetracked.''

Deschamps recalled midfielder Rio Mavuba in what is an otherwise unchanged squad, rewarding the players for their recent displays which has seen the 1998 World Cup winners score 13 goals in their last three matches. 

France are set to play Ukraine in Kiev on November 15, with the return leg just four days later. 

''We have to concentrate over there, not be too relaxed and block out everything else that's happening around the team,'' Deschamps added.

Following the commencement of the conference, the national coach was asked why he picked Evra and tried to quash the subject from the off. 

''I'm focused on the challenge ahead and so are my staff," he said.

"There are many debates about a lot of subjects, but our attention should be focused on our objectives.

 ''You're free to start your debates, I'll leave them to you. Patrice Evra was available and I took the decision to pick him. Everyone's free to write, talk.''

The question was repeated, which led to Deschamps retaliation. 

The Frenchman added: "I don't want to get involved in that, and the players won't be, either,'

''It's your debate, you can write what you want. I've made a sporting choice.''

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