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France hopeful Cabaye will be fit to face Swiss

France hopeful that midfielder Yohan Cabaye will be fit to face Swiss in Group E on Friday

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 3:52 p.m.

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — France is optimistic that midfielder Yohan Cabaye will recover from a groin problem in time to be fit to face Switzerland in their World Cup match on Friday.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder asked to be taken off during the second half of last Sunday’s 3-0 win against Honduras and later complained of feeling pain in his groin.

When asked about Cabaye’s condition on Tuesday, France’s assistant coach Guy Stephan sounded hopeful when he said “the game is still a fairly long way off, but there’s no reason to believe he won’t play,” adding that Cabaye is “doing pretty well.”

France began Tuesday’s afternoon training session with some light jogging around the field and Cabaye joined in with the rest of the squad.




 In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The state jobless rate has dropped for four straight months and is at its lowest point since October 2008. Illinois has lagged the country as a whole in its recovery from recession, and the state's unemployment rate has been among the worst in the country for months. Thursday's report provides signs that Illinois may be starting to catch up. Construction companies added 3,500 jobs in June, an increase of 1.8 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Updated on July 20, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Updated on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.
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