World Cup in Qatar:
World Cup in Qatar:
third and last day of the group stage, group D will be played at 4 pm:
The day before.
The tranquility of facing Tunisia with the qualification already obtained and the possibility of making a few line-up changes, but how many and which ones Didier Deschamps doesn't want to reveal.
"I'll make the decisions tomorrow - said the French coach in the press conference on the eve - There will be changes. How many? You won't know and neither will your opponent".
Deschamps is keen to make a good impression: "Having this peace of mind, like Brazil and Portugal, leaves a little more space - he explains - This last match shouldn't be wasted at all. We want to get the best result possible, with no obligation to if the dynamic is important. I consider it important and it is also important for the players."
The coach of the reigning champions knows Tunisia well and its value on the pitch.
I know them well, they will qualify.
This team has quality with many players from Ligue 1. My players know them too." "We are certain that we are eighth and that we don't need to go and get an extra point in absolute terms even if I remain vigilant - continues Deschamps - It's an international match against an opponent who is playing for qualification. The team will make sure to get the best possible result.
I have more elements than you on the situation of the players.
There's still time, I'll make the decisions tomorrow.
There will be changes.
You won't know and neither will your opponent.
I have the latest information an hour and a half before.
The whole group is interested.
The 24 players are ready to play taking into account that there have been two games in four days". Then, the annoyed answer to the rumors of Karim Benzema's return: "Benzema's situation - replied Deschamps on the eve of Tunisia-France , third match of the group already won by Les Bleus - it's not part of the things that occupy my mind", I prefer to "take care of the 24 players who are here" at the World Cup. "I spoke to Karim before he left - added the coach - do you know his situation and the time it takes to heal.
I take care of those who are here.
I leave you the rest to talk, discuss, imagine.
I don't comment on things that don't concern our daily life". Tunisia, for its part, "has a golden opportunity to redeem itself",
underlined defender Montassar Talbi.
"We have a golden opportunity to redeem ourselves, we have the chance to do something important against France," he said.
With one point, the Tunisians need to win and rely on a misstep by Australia against Denmark to hope for a chance of qualifying for the round of 16.
"We believe in our possibilities", added Talbi, underlining the importance of the many Tunisian fans present in Qatar.
"They supported us in the first and second games, they gave us a lot of strength. We want to make them proud. We saw them disappointed against Australia but they kept pushing us and singing. We hope we can celebrate with them."
For his part, coach Jalel Kadri assured that the Tunisians are "ready for this
last battle". "Nothing is impossible, we are still in the race, present and 100%", he added, without worrying about the criticisms of the last performances. "We have been criticized, but we have to distinguish between the internal environment and the external environment.
We want our supporters to be proud of us.
This is the message we send them."