Cabaye, Evra face fitness battle
Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye hopes to feature in France's crucial final UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday, despite suffering an ankle injury against Albania last night.
Having suffered the injury in the first half of France's 3-0 win, Cabaye re-emerged for the second period but lasted only another two minutes before giving way to Marvin Martin.
Les Bleus can secure their ticket to Poland and Ukraine with a point against Safet Susic's side, who will pip them to top spot should they spring a surprise with victory in Paris.
Cabaye is desperate to play his part and told the French Football Federation website: "I hope I will be fit for Tuesday and that this game does not pass me by.
"My left ankle got stamped on. I didn't want to take the risk and came off. I will have tests, I don't know whether it is a sprain or a bad bruise but it was very painful and I couldn't carry on like that."
"Every time he has come to see me, it has been to tell me about another withdrawal," said the coach, who added that he will not be tempted to take a risk on any player who is not fully fit.
"And if he gets injured after five minutes, what do you do?" he said. "That would put the team at risk, and I hate that."