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Le Sommer: ‘Now we know we can beat everyone’

France’s 2-0 win over the United States on Sunday confirmed that Les Bleues are in the best form in the world right now — and they know it.

“We’re going to Canada with ambition,” goal-scorer Eugénie Le Sommer told L’Equipe. “It’s good to play the big teams in friendlies before the competition. Now we know we can beat anyone. I do not know if we will be favorites but we want to do great things in the World.”

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France has now in the last four months beaten world No. 1 and fellow World Cup title favorite Germany, 2-0, world No. 8 Brazil, 2-0, and a good New Zealand side, 2-1, in addition to Sunday’s win. Earlier in 2014 France managed a draw with the U.S. in that two-game set in June, beat Sweden handily and defeated Australia, the Netherlands and England en route to winning the Cyprus Cup.

France will face another formidable foe in March in the Algarve Cup: current world champions Japan.


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