Blanc has fully-fit squad
Laurent Blanc has a clean bill of health as he prepares his France side to face world and European champions Spain on Saturday evening.
Last Updated: 22/06/12 5:29pm
France head coach Laurent Blanc has revealed he has a clean bill of health as he prepares his side to face world and European champions Spain at the Donbass Arena on Saturday evening.
All 23 members of Les Bleus' squad trained at their Kirsha training base in Ukraine ahead of the crunch Euro 2012 quarter-final.
There had been doubts over the fitness of Franck Ribery and Samir Nasri, who both sustained knocks during Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Sweden.
Meanwhile, defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who is still to play at the tournament, has been suffering with a thigh problem.
However, Blanc insisted that everybody is now in contention to face the Spanish in Donetsk.
"The whole squad is available, which is good news because we picked up a few knocks against Sweden - most notably Franck and Samir," he said.
"We've studied Spain well, as we always do, and we've done a video session with the players. We know what to expect tomorrow. There will be no real surprises."
The winners of Saturday's match will face Portugal in the semi-finals.