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Spain face tough battle, says Deschamps

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France coach Didier Deschamps said Monday he was hopeful his team can cause problems for world champions Spain in their 2014 World Cup qualifier and insisted playing for a draw is not in his thinking. 

French national football team head coach Didier Deschamps (R) speaks with captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during a press conference on March 25, 2013, on the eve of a World Cup 2014 qualifying football match France vs Spain at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

France served notice to Spain in the first qualifier, a 1-1 draw in Madrid in October, that they were not going to be an easy opponent and come into the rematch at the Stade de France on Tuesday with a two-point lead at the top of Group I.

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