MX23RW : Tuesday, February 19 11:54:11

Hugo Lloris: 'France not favourites for World Cup'

Lloris: 'France not favourites for WC'
© Reuters
France captain Hugo Lloris insists that his side are not the favourites to lift the World Cup next Sunday.

France captain Hugo Lloris has insisted that his side are not the favourites to lift the World Cup next Sunday.

Les Bleus defeated Uruguay 2-0 on Friday after goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann to book their place in the semi-finals against Belgium.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Lloris said that his team must perform better if they are to beat the Red Devils on Tuesday evening.

"I don't think so," the stopper is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail when asked if his side are favourites. "A nation like Brazil with all its talent and history has to be the favourites and if Belgium beat them then that fact will make them favourites.

"To win the semi-final we need to play at a better level than we did against Uruguay. We will be up against a great Belgium team with fantastic players.

"It will be a big, big fight and I hope we are ready for it."

France are looking to book a spot in the final of a second successive major tournament following their appearance against Portugal in the final of Euro 2016.


Click here for more stories about Hugo Lloris

Click here for more stories about France

Share this article now:
France manager Didier Deschamps on March 19, 2018
Read Next:
Deschamps: France "answered the call"
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account