Newcastle Utd’s Cabaye hails France’s win over Ukraine

PROUD ... Newcastle and France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
PROUD ... Newcastle and France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

YOHAN Cabaye has labelled France’s victory over Ukraine as the greatest moment of his career.

The Newcastle United midfielder helped his country overturn a two-goal deficit to qualify for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

Mathieu Debuchy was also in Didier Deschamps’s starting XI, while United’s Moussa Sissoko and Loic Remy were unused substitutes.

France beat Ukraine 3-0 in Paris on Tuesday night in the second leg of their play-off game.

“Such a turnaround is unique,” said Cabaye. “We did it. This is perhaps the best match of my career.

“I think we deserve to be going to Brazil.”

Speaking to the Gazette last month, Cabaye told of his determination to play in the World Cup.

The 27-year-old: “It’s a World Cup year, and I want to do my best to be on the French team.”

Cabaye was due back in training at Newcastle’s Benton HQ today ahead of Saturday’s home game against Norwich City.