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France's Clichy looking to avoid Spain in quarterfinals

The full back has set his sights on maximum points against Sweden in order to win their section and stay clear of a showdown with the title holders in the last eight

Gael Clichy is eagerly anticipating France's third Group D game against Sweden on Tuesday, and is desperate to bag the full three points in order to finish top of the section and avoid Spain in the quarterfinals.

Les Bleus currently sits top of the table with four points from two games, and the Manchester City defender is brimming with confidence ahead of the encounter with the Scandinavians.

"We'll try to come top of the group because that will allow us to avoid Spain in the quarterfinals. That's something we have to consider. But we'll need to be at our best to win," Clichy stated to UEFA.com. "No team wants to go home without a single point so we'll have to respect the Swedes. They'll want a result to keep their fans happy.

"But we can take confidence into the game because we looked good in attack and solid in defense against England and Ukraine."


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