Cabaye And Debuchy Both Start In France’s 3-0 Loss To Brazil

Both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy started for France as expected tonight in Brazil, but France ended up losers by 3-0, after conceding two late goals.

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Mathieu Debuchy – had a good game but then gave away late penalty

The game was even in the first half with Debuchy outstanding at right back for France and the score was 0-0, but the visitors didn’t play as well in the second half, and for a change Brazil managed to score a few goals, like the great Brazil sides of the past.

Their first goal came from Oscar, and the Chelsea forward looked a good player tonight, and after 51 minutes following good work by Fred, the Chelsea man finished in great style, to put the hosts 1-0 up.

After 81 minutes Yohan Cabaye was replaced by Bafetimbi Gomis, as France manager Didier Deschamps tried to add more striking power to the French side, but the French were caught short at the back after 85 minutes, and from a breakaway Neymar set up Hernanes who hit the ball past Lloris in the France goal.

And after having a good game, two minutes into injury time Newcastle’s Mathieu Debuchy gave away a daft penalty, as he took the legs away from Marcelo just inside the penalty box, and it was Moura who made no mistake from the penalty spot.

This was a confidence building win for Brazil, who host the World Cup next summer and are under pressure to get results, and they have recently dropped to 22 in the FIFA rankings, their lowest ever ranking, and a drop of three places from last month, so this is a welcome big win.

France are rankled 18th with England down to 9th place, and this is now the fifth defeat for Didier Deschamps since he took over the French side after last summer’s European Championships.

He’s lost 5 games in 11 matches and that’s one more than Laurent Blanc lost in 30 games, and there will be some questions being asked about whether Deschamps is the right man for the job – and maybe Ben Arfa will still get his chance to be in the French squad next summer?.

Cabaye gave a workmanlike display and had one good shot that was just wide of the post, and Debuchy could have been France’s best player before he gave away another silly penalty – which he did twice for Newcastle after he joined us from Lille in early January – and that’s one weakness in his play that needs some work.

The two Newcastle men can now have four and a half weeks off before they have to report to pre-season training on July 11th, one week after the main squad reports back.

They both came off the field uninjured tonight – which is good news.

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11 comments so far

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Hope we see this debuchy next season, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt as it’s a new league and he is clearly quality

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #2

    2 quality players on their day. Little bit miffed by some of their performances last season though. Early days for Debuchy.

    I hope they are both ready to hit the ground running next season.

    I’d like to see some home games come out first in our fixture list. Couple of wins and get us off to a good start, build some confidence.

  • scout

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #3

    First game palace at home would be good

  • geordie157

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m hoping for our first game to be away to man utd or Chelsea, get it out the way. Maybe catch them before they hit form.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #5


    Aye, spot on fixture that for the first game.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #6


    Sack that idea aswell haha.

    I’d take those two midway through the season all day me like. Where no harm can be done.

  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Potential replacements so far:

    Pearce and Deschamps.

    They should provide the continuity Llambias wants – like Pardew, they’ll allow us to maintain our losing streak!!!

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Just reading up on the news from today, Ba to come back?

    Do we want this mercenary back here? He scores goals, but him and his agents are a total nightmare. To be honest, im glad we don’t have that crap every transfer window now.

  • AwToonnufc

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #9

    I really like Debuchy and think he is top RB, however I remember when we signed him I looked at some stats and his disciplinary record is quite poor, he picked up quiet a few cards for lille. Something which he has had a problem with for us, a few stupid penalties and red cards. I hope it doesn’t affect his game too much and he can learn to control it better. Still very happy he is in out team though

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #10

    What percentage of Newcastle signings over the years have been good, 20%.
    Less when you consider the size of the fees paid

    You couldn’t say the same under Ashley, he has done tremendously well for us in this area relatively speaking. To give credit where it’s due, ( doffs cap, shuffles off)

  • gazzaforever

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    If you watched the game both cabaye and debuchy were horrible. Deschamps is clueless, france wont qualifiy with this douche as coach. What a shame.


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