France somehow managed to qualify last night in Paris for the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer, when they beat Ukraine 3-0, and while Mamadou Sakho has to be the hero with his first two International goals in such a vital game, both Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle had good games, and will be returning to Newcastle on a high today.
Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool scored twice – he looks happy
In particular Mathieu Debuchy has improved a lot while he’s been at Newcastle, and not only is he becoming one of the best right backs in the Premier League, but he was also France’s best player over the two legs against Ukraine.
And when Mathieu was substituted last night after 79 minutes, he got an ovation from the very appreciative Paris crowd.
Certainly Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye, Loic Remy and Mathieu will be returning to Newcastle in an upbeat mood today, after such an important win last night, but unfortunately Mathieu is suspended for the game against Norwich City on Saturday.
But all our French players will need to play well for Newcastle, if they are to get places in the World Cup squad next summer, and that can only be good for Newcastle United.
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