Newcastle and France midfielder Yohan Cabaye has talked about his country drawing Ukraine in a two leg tie to decide which country qualifies for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
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Yohan has talked to RMC about the tie:
“Have we hit the jackpot? I do not know. We’ll see on November 19,” “The draw could have been worse but we will have to respect Ukraine. “
“We have two games to play but it is not because we play Ukraine and not Portugal, or that we are at home in the second leg, that we are already qualified.”
“It will not be simple. We will face a team that will also want to go to Brazil. They score a lot of goals, they have lost few games and won almost all their recent matches. It could have been more difficult, certainly, but it will still be difficult.”
England are ranked 10th in the latest FIFA rankings, Ukraine ar ranked 20th and France are ranked 21st, and in the other play-off ties in Europe – Portugal play Sweden, Iceland were drawn against Croatia and Greece will meet Romania
Ukraine were in England’s group in the World Cup qualifying and finished just one point behind England in second place, and in their games England drew 0-0 at Wembley and 1-1 in the Ukraine – so Ukraine are a tough side and will give France everything they can handle.
It should be an excellent two games two between the counties.
In the last game in the World Cup group stages, France called up Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko and Loic Remy, and all four are expected to be in the French squad for these two vital games to be played next month.
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