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France faces the world and European champion on Tuesday, and the Bayern Munich winger is wary of the threat that La Roja pose to his side.

France winger Franck Ribery has underlined his respect for Spain ahead of his country's World Cup qualifier against the world and European champion on Tuesday.

The Bayern Munich winger is confident that his side can pose a threat to La Roja, but accepts that Vicente del Bosque's side is the best international team at the moment.

"We are preparing for this match as we should, and we’re looking forward to getting there," he told Telefoot. "It will be a tough match. We’ll have to be strong, defend well and to play our game when we get the ball. There’s not need to lie. I think they are the strongest team in the world at the moment."

Meanwhile, France boss Didier Deschamps warned his side that it must put in a much-improved performance in the final third against Spain after crashing to a 1-0 loss to Japan on Friday.

"I don’t think we'll have the same chances we did against Japan," he said. "Efficiency in front of goal will have a considerable bearing on the match."

France and Spain are currently joint top of 2014 World Cup qualification Group I, with both sides boasting six points from their opening two games.


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