Spain vs. France: 6 Things to Watch out for in the Key World Cup Qualifier

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Spain vs. France: 6 Things to Watch out for in the Key World Cup Qualifier
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No, you are not experiencing deja vu, we actually are getting ready to watch Spain play France in a another key match already.

It was just four months ago that these two teams met in the quarterfinals of Euro 2012, with Xabi Alonso scoring a pair of goals to send off Les Bleus and pay them back for doing the same to Spain in the 2006 World Cup.

Now Didier Deschamps is in charge of the French National Team and will probably not opt to use two right-backs in order to slow down the reigning champions of Europe.

The two sides are undefeated in qualifying, but France is coming off a shock defeat to Japan in a friendly while Spain is riding high off a 4-0 win over Belarus.

Now these two face off in the biggest match of the week as the European champs get their first home game of the World Cup Qualifiers when they welcome Les Bleus to the Vicente Calderon in Madrid.

The match will take place Tuesday, October 16 at 3:00 pm ET.

To prepare you for the match, here are six major talking points in anticipation of the match.

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