Spain V France
Venue - Donbass Arena, Donetsk
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- Spain have never won against France in a major tournament (one World Cup and three European Championship encounters). It is six competitive matches in total.
- Vicente del Bosque's men have won three of their last four games against France, all of them friendlies (the other match being the 3-1 World Cup defeat in 2006).
- France are the only side to have beaten Spain twice at the Euros - excluding penalty shootouts (beating them in 1984 and in 2000).
- Spain have never won a European Championship quarter-final in regulation time.
- They will equal the European Championship record for of 10 matches unbeaten if they avoid defeat.
- Spain were the only team to keep more than one clean sheet in the group stages of Euro 2012.
- If selected, Xabi Alonso will win his 100th cap for his country.
- France have reached the quarter-finals for the fourth time in the last five editions of the Euros. Greece (lost 1-0 at Euro 2004) were the last country to knock them out at this stage.
- France are one of only two countries whose strikers haven't scored at Euro 2012 - the other being the Republic of Ireland.
- Karim Benzema has had 15 shots so far at Euro 2012 - but no goals to show for his efforts.
- Spanish boss Vicente del Bosque again looks set to start two-goal Fernando Torres in an unchanged side.
That would leave Cesc Fabregas, who himself has scored two Euro 2012 goals, on the substitutes bench once more.
- France will be without suspended centre-back Philippe Mexes following his second tournament booking, Laurent Koscielny will deputise for him.
Yohan Cabaye is set to start after overcoming the thigh injury that saw him miss out against Sweden.