Sylvain Distin announces retirement from international football on Twitter after a total of ZERO call-ups

The Everton defender jokingly announced he no longer wishes to be considered by France
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Samir Nasri's girlfriend is not the only person to have been tweeting about the French national football team.

Sylvain Distin, one of the most consistent defenders over the last decade in the Premier League, has announced his retirement from international football.

His announcement, just weeks out from the World Cup, comes after a grand total of zero caps for Les Bleus.

Throughout his career, spanning clubs including Paris St Germain, Newcastle, Manchester City, Portsmouth and currently Everton, Distin has been overlooked for a call-up.

And it would seem the 36-year-old has given up all hope (but not his sense of humour) after France coach Didier Deschampsfailed to give him the call for Brazil.

The World Cup, which starts on June 12, sees France in Group E with Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras.