Newcastle’s International Brigade
On Saturday Ivory Coast twice came back after falling behind, eventually running out 4-2 winners in the first leg of their African Cup of Nations play-off tie against Senegal. Cisse scored a twenty yard plus header while Ba remained on the bench and Tiote was out injured.
Tim Krul kept a clean sheet in Holland’s 2-0 win over Turkey on Friday, only to then injure his elbow in training on Saturday and return home – fingers/everything crossed.
Similar story with Fabricio Coloccini who didn’t even make it onto the pitch, he is due back on Tyneside after suffering a hamstring/muscle injury while training with Argentina.
Shane Ferguson missed Northern Ireland’s trip to Moscow on Friday due to a groin problem, he has though stayed with the squad and resumed training ahead of their home match with Luxembourg on Tuesday.
Yohan Cabaye played all but the final twenty minutes of France’s 1-0 win in Finland and is likely to face Belarus on Tuesday night in Paris.
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