Jun 20, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
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Didier Deschamps wary of "quality" Switzerland

Deschamps wary of
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Didier Deschamps says that Switzerland boast enough "quality" to stifle France in their World Cup clash in Salvador.

France boss Didier Deschamps has admitted that he is wary of the "quality" that Switzerland boast ahead of tonight's World Cup clash in Salvador.

Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has helped propel the Swiss up to sixth in the FIFA world rankings as the German led his team into the finals without losing a game in qualifying.

Along with an impressive showing in the preliminary stages, Switzerland also beat host nation Brazil in a friendly last August, and Deschamps is well aware of the danger that today's opposition has in their ranks.

"Switzerland is a team with a lot of quality. They have qualified easily in their group and did very well in their friendly games," the Les Blues trainer told a press conference.

"In their last 10 games, they won seven times and drew twice and had only one defeat against South Korea. They beat Brazil."

Both nations managed a victory in their opening Group E encounters, with France easing past Honduras last Sunday, while Hitzfeld and co needed a last-gasp goal from Haris Seferovic in order to beat Ecuador.

Tonight's encounter is scheduled to kick off at 8pm.

Switzerland's forward Haris Seferovic celebrates after scoring during a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
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