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Les Blues aiming to reach ‘at least’ semi-finals in World Cup

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Les Blues aiming to reach ‘at least’ semi-finals in World Cup

France star Olivier Giroud said Les Bleus are aiming to ameliorate their World Cup performances by reaching “at least” the semi-finals of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The 31-year-old also claimed England are “particularly afraid” of Didier Deschamps’ side.

The Arsenal star looking forward to do better than 2014’s march quarter-finals, where his side were beaten 1-0 by Germany.

Olivier Giroud is one of the vital part of Didier Deschamps France squad. Arsenal ace have always stood out for France when needed.

Giroud has backed young talents coming up the ranks for French National Team at the same time diving in the World Cup mood.

“We obviously want to get out of this group, but I have always respected my opponents throughout my career,” Giroud told RMC Sport. “It’s nice to talk, but doing it will be a different story.

“I said a few weeks ago that I would like to do better than 2014, so I’m aiming for at least the semi-finals.

“In England in the locker room, I know they are particularly afraid of us because we have a fairly talented generation, with very good players.”

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Peru will be a suspicious threat for Olivier Giroud, though he has already took advice from Arsenal’s Colombian international David Ospina.

“At first glance, compared to other teams on which we could have fallen, it is rather a favourable draw, even if I am a little suspicious of this team from Peru in particular,” he added.

“I discussed it with David Ospina and he told me [Peru] was a good team.

“We are used to playing the Danes, but Australia is a team we know a little less with a footballing style that is a little different, but who will be tough.”

The 1998 winners were drawn in Group C and will face Australia, Peru and Denmark.

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