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Giroud: England Are Afraid Of France

Olivier Giroud says Didier Deschamps men are aiming for the semifinals of the World Cup, and believes England are afraid of France.

France are drawn in Group C alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark and Les Bleus are hoping to improve on their quarterfinal finish of the 2014 World Cup.

Giroud scored four goals on the road to World Cup qualification and has gauged the England internationals he plays with at Arsenal, and believes they fear France.

“We obviously want to get out of this group, but I have always respected my opponents throughout my career,” Giroud told RMC Sport.

“It’s nice to talk, but doing it will be a different story.

“I said a few weeks ago that I would like to do better than 2014, so I’m aiming for at least the semi-finals.

“In England in the locker room, I know they are particularly afraid of us because we have a fairly talented generation, with very good players.”

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