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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Deschamps Stays Mum




ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- French captain Didier Deschamps broke his silence after Sunday's Euro 2000 triumph but declined to say whether he would now retire from the international game.


"We will all be together for a match in Marseille on August 16," he said, referring to a friendly against a World XI. "After that, we will see."


But the Chelsea player hinted his France days might soon be over.


"Physically, I feel fine but yes, I do feel a certain mental lassitude," said the hardworking midfielder whose ball-winning skills have been vital to France since his first cap in a goalless draw with Yugoslavia in 1989.


But he insisted the question about retirement was not on his mind after the match. "Now is time to celebrate a great victory," he said.