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Franck Ribery welcomes challenge of World Cup play-off

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Franck Ribery has no concerns about going through a play off in order to qualify for next summers World Cup.

The French forward is determined that his international side will make it to Rio for next year's World Cup, by any means possible.

Reported on ITV, Bayern Munich star Ribery said: "We know we have only a very slender chance of going through as group winners, so we must make sure we are among the best second-placed sides. That's why we have to win this game.

"This team has to go to Brazil, whatever the route. The play-offs are okay by me as long as we get through."

France share Group I with reigning world and European champions Spain. The French side fell three points behind the World Cup winners following Friday's frustrating goalless draw with Georgia. This game is Les Bleus' fifth successive game without scoring.

France coach Didier Deschamps will be hoping that his strikers end their miserable goalless run. With only a few hopes of gaining direct qualification for the tournament in Brazil, France may have to resign themselves to fighting in a play-off battle to ensure their place in Rio next year.

Spain are not in action on Tuesday and Deschamps will be desperate for a win for his side in Belarus to keep up the pressure.

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