Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has been ruled out of action for up to three weeks,his club has confirmed.
Playing for France against Bulgaria on Friday night, Sagna was substituted in the first half after picking up an injury, and Manchester City have now confirmed the injury as a hamstring pull, revealing the former Arsenal right-back will likely return to first-team action in early November.
Sagna's injury gives Argentina full-back Pablo Zabaleta the chance to stake his claim for a regular spot under Pep Guardiola, having largely played second fiddle to the Frenchman over the last few seasons.
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Two goals from KevinGameiroand strikes from Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann gave France a comfortable 4-1 victory over Bulgaria, while they also managed victory over the Netherlands on Monday, with Paul Pogba scoring the only goal of the game.
There was some better news for Manchester City on the injury front, with Sergio Aguero declared fit for Argentina's encounter with Paraguay. There had been fears a calf injury could keep him out of action, but the former Atletico Madrid forward quashed these rumours, stating he was fit and ready for the challenge.
"I'm quite well now, you get physical fitness playing, not training. Bauza has the decision - I'll be available for Tuesday. I'm much better. After the Peru game I had two days to make the recovery and I did a little bit of football today. I'm quite well."
Manchester City face Everton after the conclusion of the international break, looking to recover from their first defeat of the season having recently lost 2-0 to Tottenham.