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Cabaye and McArthur Face Off In France

5 June 2016

Yohan Cabaye came off the bench for France as Les Bleus beat a Scotland side including James McArthur 3-0 on Saturday in their final warm up game ahead of Euro 2016.

The Frenchman entered the fray after 69 minutes in Metz with his side already three goals ahead after a dominate first half display that saw Olivier Giroud score twice before his Arsenal teammate Laurent Koscielny added a third.

McArthur and Cabaye did battle in the middle of the park for 15 minutes before the Scot was withdrawn by Gordon Strachan as they were easily defeated by the tournament hosts.

Ahead of the opening game against Romania, boss Didier Deschamps has some tough calls to make regarding who will start in the heart of midfield with N'Golo Kante, Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi - who Cabaye came on for - all impressive during a dominate first 45 minutes for France.

However Cabaye could get the nod due to his experience, with this appearance being his 46th for his country which includes gametime at Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.

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