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Pogba to play wherever he is put

Paul Pogba is prepared to change his style of play for the good of the team as France ready themselves for their World Cup play-off with Ukraine.

I think the coach has called me up to bring some of the goals from Juventus and I will certainly do my best.

At Juventus I play in a more offensive position but the change to defence does not bother me at all. I am comfortable in all cases.

I really have no preference. What matters to me is just to be on the field.

– Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba

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Deschamps: Lloris ready for France match

France coach Didier Deschamps is confident Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be available for Friday's World Cup play-off first leg against Ukraine.

He is doing well, very well.

He had a specific training programme on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with Tottenham. The club and their coach, Andre Villas-Boas, took the decision not to let him play yesterday.

Today, he will train separately with Franck Raviot because he was not with us yesterday. Tomorrow, he will participate normally in the session.

– Didier Deschamps speaking to Radio Monte Carlo.

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France to make FIFA complaint

France are unhappy with the seeding system FIFA intend to implement ahead of next week's World Cup play-off draw.

Eight teams including France will go into the draw, but four of those sides will be seeded and Les Blues are unlikely to be one of them owing to a poor FIFA ranking.

It means they could face a tough two leg tie against Portugal to decide whether they make the World Cup finals in Brazil.

French Federation president Noel Le Graet believes this is unfair because they had one less country to play against during qualification.

We're going to contact (FIFA). There is a little injustice between the group of five and the groups of six.

Our rivals from other groups have been able to score more points ... that's a fact.

– French Federation president Noel Le Graet
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