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France coach Deschamps defends team changes after Ecuador draw

Jun 26, 2014    

France coach Didier Deschamps on Wednesday admitted that his decision to make sweeping changes prevented Les Bleus from performing at their best in a 0-0 World Cup draw with Ecuador."When there are changes, it does have an impact on the cohesion of the team," he said after the draw at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro that saw France progress to the last 16 as winners of Group E.Deschamps made six changes to the team that hammered Switzerland 5-2 last Friday, including bringing in Morgan Schneiderlin for his first international start in place of the banned Yohan Cabaye.The draw ...

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