Lloris puts France World Cup quarter-final spot above personal milestone

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Hugo Lloris says personal milestones will be put to one side as he attempts to help France into the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

Les Bleus meet Poland in a last-16 clash in Doha that will see Lloris equal Lilian Thuram’s record of 142 caps for France.

It represents a landmark moment for the Tottenham goalkeeper, who made his international debut against Uruguay 14 years ago, but he was quick to train his focus on securing victory for his country at Al Thumama Stadium.

“It’s quite something and I am very honoured to reach that figure and that number of caps, but it’s a day before a last-16 game, so that [the record] is of course secondary,” he said.

“The World Cup is the most important thing and I am 100 per cent focused on tomorrow’s game. It’s going to be a battle and we will all need to be 100 per cent focused.

“I will appreciate reaching that record once the tournament is over.”

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