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GER­MANY OUT TO BREAK THEIR DUCK

In eight pre­vi­ous at­tempts, Ger­many have never beaten Italy in the fi­nals of a ma­jor tournament, a run Joachim Loew is des­per­ate to end in Bordeaux. The Ger­many man­ager said: “We have no Ital­ian trauma. We don’t have any fear of them, we just trust in our own skills.”

FRANCE FEAR FAIL­URE IN THE LAST EIGHT

France striker An­toine Griez­mann has called on his side to de­liver an im­proved first-half dis­play and avoid the em­bar­rass­ment of be­ing knocked out at the quar­ter-fi­nal stage. “We can­not start slowly, we have to im­prove,” said Griez­mann. “It would be a fail­ure to go out in the quar­ter­fi­nals. We’ve got to give our all and try to win.”

ENG­LAND WERE FAR TOO COM­PLA­CENT

Ice­land de­fender Rag­nar Sig­urds­son has sug­gested Eng­land were com­pla­cent be­fore their de­feat on Mon­day night. “They thought this would be a walk in the park but we had faith in our abil­ity,” he said. “We didn’t feel that Eng­land cre­ated any chances. “I wasn’t stressed in the sec­ond half.”

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