Cabaye Fitness Update
The rest of the squad trained today but without the Newcastle United midfielder (see image of Cabaye arriving at Clairefontaine today).
France have a home double header of fixtures coming up; on Friday 22nd March they play Georgia and then Spain on Tuesday 26th March.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Moussa Sissoko have been called up but earlier today it was confirmed that Mathieu Debuchy had been ruled out of both matches and a replacement brought into the squad.
The fact Yohan Cabaye has joined up with the squad may surprise a few people after Alan Pardew said before the Wigan match;
“Cabaye is good news I think, he has a half chance for Sunday.
We have the internationals next week for France, so he will need to be available for Sunday to get there”.
What is for sure is that Yohan was a big miss on Sunday at Wigan, as for all the team’s endeavour they lacked a cutting edge with both Ben Arfa and Cabaye missing.
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