Deschamps: Debuchy not out of World Cup

The Bleus boss has revealed that the full back was only taken off as a precautionary measure against Jamaica as he was experiencing a "little discomfort" while running
France coach Didier Deschamps has played down the severity of the injury that forced Mathieu Debuchy off in Sunday's friendly against Jamaica.

The Newcastle United defender was replaced by Bacary Sagna at halftime and there were immediate reports that the full back had fractured a bone in his foot, thus ruling him out of the World Cup.

However, Deschamps quickly dispelled those rumors, insisting that Debuchy's problem is a minor one.

"He feels a little discomfort when he runs," the Bleus coach told TF1. "But he must go have it checked."

France ran riot in its final warm-up clash, winning 8-0 courtesy of doubles from Karim Benzema, Blaise Matuidi and Antoine Griezmann, and one goal apiece from Yohan Cabaye and Olivier Giroud.

"It was [a performance] full of confidence," Deschamps enthused. "But it does not give us any insurance for the first game of the World Cup.

"I know what you [the press] are going to say: we met with a team of tourists. But I prefer to think of the performance of my players.

"But a completely different match awaits us on June 15 [against Honduras]."