Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu retires from international football
15:00, Saturday, 01 October, 2016
According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Jérémy Mathieu has retired from international football, and sent a statement to the French Federation about his decision. The Barcelona center-back will be replaced by Valencia's Eliaquim Mangala in France's next two international matches. Then, a few hours after releasing the list, the French Federation announced that Mathieu was pulled out from the games after a "conversation" between Deschamps and the player. As soon as that announcement came out, Mathieu decided to retire, and communicated his decision to the national team officials.