French face unique poser in last league tie

France face a dilemma ahead of a game they can afford to lose when they take on eliminated Sweden in their final Euro 2012 Group D match on Tuesday.

They may have to decide whether they want to top the group and avoid a potential quarterfinal against world champions Spain or would prefer to finish second and stay in the comfort and familiarity of their Donetsk base.

Coach Laurent Blanc may also ponder resting his three players who have been booked in the tournament but he was adamant Les Bleus will try to win the game, even though a one-goal defeat could still see them through. France train at the excellent facilities used by Shakhtar Donetsk.

If France finish top of the group they would need to travel to Kiev from Donetsk early on the day before the quarterfinal, losing precious recuperation time. France have four points like England, with Ukraine in third place on three and Sweden on none. A draw in both games would put France and England through with Les Bleus top on goal difference.

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