Blanc wary of Shevchenko

FRANCE manager Laurent Blanc believes his side have to nullify the threat of Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko if they hope to succeed in this evening’s European Championship fixture, though he insists they are capable of beating the tournament’s co-hosts.

“He is in great form,” said Blanc. “But he needs a bit of space to show it. We will tell the players we can beat this team because we've done it already.”