But, from what we can gather, he was still part of the French squad and was on the bench - just not used.
The report continues: "The midfielder pulled out of France’s international against Italy because of a groin injury.
"With just a couple of days to go before Newcastle’s Premier league clash against the Swans, Cabaye must be rated a serious doubt for the game."
I wouldn't read too much into that. He was available to play in Italy.
Source: Newcastle United Mad