No France concern over Nasri, Ribery injuries

21 June 2012 10:17

Samir Nasri and Franck Ribery should both be fit to face Spain in the quarter-finals despite missing training on Wednesday, according to France assistant coach Alain Boghossian.

"They're doing very well," Boghossian told journalists on Thursday. "The day after a match, there's fatigue and it's always difficult. They missed training yesterday to look after some little niggles. Everyone will definitely be able to participate this afternoon."

Boghossian, a member of France's 1998 World Cup-winning squad, also played down reports of friction in the French camp following Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Sweden in Kiev.

"There were words spoken but it was the normal exchanges you get in a changing room. It would have been worse if there had been nothing.

"We said things to each other, but just like a couple. We've qualified (for the quarter-finals), so we can bounce back."

Source: AFP

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