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Lionel Messi gives his verdict on Argentina’s clash with France

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“We have watched every single France game. We follow every game.”

Lionel Messi spoke about Argentina’s last 16 clash with France after Jorge Sampaoli’s side qualified for the knockout stages with a win against Nigeria on Tuesday.

The Barcelona star scored his first goal of 2018 World Cup to open the scoring and will now face Les Bleus for a place in the quarter-finals.

“We have watched every single France game. We follow every game. France is a very good team with skilled individual players,” he said.

“They have very fast players who can really make a difference. I know what we will have to do. It will be a very tough game, no doubt.”

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Argentina take on France on Saturday in what should be an intriguiging clash. France eased through qualification by beating Australia and Peru and drawing with Denmark.

Didier Deschamps has a star-studded squad to choose from, but the team haven’t completely convinced in their three matches so far.