Domenech: England has no quality

The former France boss has stated that the Three Lions should be an easy first game for Les Bleus at Euro 2012, and that Laurent Blanc's men should get to the semifinals at least.

Former France boss Raymond Domenech has stated that England has no quality and will be an easy Euro 2012 opener for Les Bleus.

The rivals have been drawn against each other in Group D along with Sweden and Ukraine, and will do battle in the first game of the pool on June 11.

The 60-year-old, who coached his nation between 2004 and 2010, has stated that Roy Hodgson’s men will not stand in France’s way.

“The first game against England should be easy as they have no quality,” Domenech is quoted as saying by France Football. “Then we must not lose against Ukraine and we will progress past the first round."

The former boss also feels that France should be among the favorites for the title.

“I put France among the favorites, I truly believe it," he said. “Eighteen matches unbeaten, beating England and Germany away from home, also beating Brazil, finishing first in our qualifying group - this makes you a favorite.

“They should get to the semifinals, at least.”

At Euro 2008, Domenech watched on as his side finished bottom of Group C, picking up only one point.

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