Didier Deschamps to take legal action against Eric Cantona over race claims

• Cantona told Guardian Deschamps may have left out players on racial grounds
• France coach’s lawyer describes statements as ‘slanderous and defamatory’

Didier Deschamps will file a legal complaint against Eric Cantona after his former France team-mate controversially suggested the squad selection for Euro 2016 may have been racially motivated, Deschamps’ lawyer said on Friday.

Related: Eric Cantona believes Didier Deschamps may have left out France players on racial grounds

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