Cabaye Injury Shock
The latest French squad has just been announced and no surprise to see Didier Deschamps leaving out Hatem Ben Arfa citing ‘disciplinary reasons’ following the Euros, the two having had a troubled past relationship at Marseilles.
The more shocking news is that Yohan Cabaye has also been left out due to injury problems.“
Rami and Cabaye were not available. They’ve both got a few injury problems. They’re not ready to play”.
Cabaye of course missed the Hartlepool and Den Haag friendlies and only has 18 minutes of pre-season action under his belt.
This latest news must raise massive doubts as to whether the midfielder will feature at Cardiff on Saturday and of course more importantly the opening match against Spurs.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
Defenders: Gael Clichy (Manchester City/ENG), Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/ENG), Christophe Jallet (Paris SG), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/ENG), Mamadou Sakho (Paris SG), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier)
Midfielders: Etienne Capoue (Toulouse), Maxime Gonalons (Lyon), Marvin Martin (Lille), Blaise Matuidi (Paris SG), Rio Mavuba (Lille)
Forwards: Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Jimmy Briand (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG), Bafetimbi Gomis (Lyon), Dimitri Payet (Lille), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER)
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