Gallas: Stakes will be high

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William Gallas maintains France are treating Wednesday night´s match against England as more than just a friendly.

The clash at the Stade de France will be Les Bleus´ last before coach Raymond Domenech names his 23-man squad for this summer´s European Championships and they will be looking to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Spain last month, but there will be added spice due to the fact so many of the French squad play - or have played - in the Barclays Premier League.

Arsenal skipper Gallas is one of those and he said: "We know it is always a bit more tense between the English and the French. The stakes will be high, the stadium will be full. And in our heads, we can´t just consider this as simply a friendly."

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