Newcastle’s Debuchy out of France squad

Newcastle United defender Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out of France’s World Cup qualifiers with Georgia and Spain starting Friday.

Newcastle United defender Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out of France’s World Cup qualifiers with Georgia and Spain starting Friday.

The right-back sustained a thigh injury during the 2-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic on Sunday and will not be available according to Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps.

"Debuchy has a lesion on the thigh, he is out," Deschamps told the press.

France currently sits second on Group I qualifying with seven points from three matches, equal with leaders Spain, and three clear of third-placed Georgia.

 

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