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Blanc insists no morale problems despite France bust-up

France coach Laurent Blanc insists he and his players are on the same page going into tonight's Euro2012 quarterfinal against Spain.

He did admit the dressing-room row among players, which followed Tuesday's 2-0 Group D defeat by Sweden, had delayed preparations for the meeting with the world and European champions.

The ex-Manchester United defender, 46, said: "There is no conflict. There were words exchanged after the game and some players were very angry. That is true.

"We took a bit of time to calm everyone down and coming back to Donetsk from Kiev to our base camp allowed us to do that and be a bit more at peace.

"It did delay us in terms of when we could start preparing for the game with Spain but you have priorities that have to be dealt with.

"But since Wednesday everything has been about working towards the Spain game."

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