Yohan Cabaye played the full game for France as they drew 0-0 with Belgium in Paris tonight.
Yohan Cabaye in action for France against Belgium Tuesday night
And the news is that the French International came through the game unscathed, and should now be fit to play for Newcastle at Manchester City on Saturday.
And with Cheick Tiote fully recovered from his knee injury, and back in full training, both first choice central midfielders could be lining up to start at the Etihad Stadium, with the in-form Danny Guthrie also available.
It now seems that the groin strain that forced Cabaye out of the game in the first half against Everton, was only minor, and he was back playing again within 10 days, after passing a fitness test yesterday.
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul was once again an unused substitute as Holland were beaten 3-0 by Germany in Hamburg.
The Senegal game against the Ivory Coast was cancelled, so that means Demba Ba is still fit and will no doubt be ready to go, probably alongside Irishman Leon Best, up front on Saturday.
Shane Ferguson got 79 minutes as the Northern Ireland U21 side were beaten 2-0 by Serbia in Coleraine, in the European Under-21 Championship qualifier.
And Davide Santon was once again an unused substitute for the Italian U21 side, who beat Hungary 2-0 to win their 5th successive game in the group, and Newcastle center-back Tamas Kadar played the full game for Hungary.
So it seems all of Newcastle players except Mike Williamson, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan will be fit for the game on Saturday, and Alan Pardew should be able to pick his best eleven to start that game.