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Mathieu Debuchy Crushes Arsenal Rival In Public Vote

7 years ago

France are arriving at the World Cup as a team/squad on the up, despite having to qualify via a play-off against Ukraine.

While Didier Deschamps is spoilt for choice in many positions, most of his team pick themselves.

However, maybe the position most up for grabs is that of right-back.

While Sagna has twice as many international caps as Debuchy, 40 v 20, it is the Newcastle full-back who has been a slightly more regular starter in the past 12 months.

Both players were used in the successful World Cup qualifying campaign and the perception of many is that Debuchy is by far the better footballer and in particular when it comes to getting forward, while his Arsenal rival is steadier defensively.

Over the channel, French website asked the French public to vote on who should play right-back in Brazil.

A resounding result saw Mathieu Debuchy poll 78% and Sagna 22%.

Thanks as always to our top translator Pierre for keeping an eye on the French media.


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