109 days... and counting until the World Cup finals begin in France

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Tottenham's former French international forward David Ginola has admitted he has little hope of making Aime Jacquet's national squad for the World Cup finals.

"It would be truly fantastic," said Ginola when asked what his chances were of impressing Jacquet, the French coach. "The player in me, that which gives everything in every match, would still love to believe I could go - but the human being in me has doubts. I am a realist and if I was a betting man I know it is unlikely I will be in the squad.

"Of course I would love to play - and I wouldn't mind someone giving me a ring from time to time," the 31-year-old added. "I have fallen back in love with my job. I am much more positive now."