Ribeirao Preto: France defender Mamadou Sakho and his teammates will be filled with "rage" when they take on Germany in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Not because they have anything personal against the Germans, but because they are still feeling the anger and desperation after barely qualifying for the tournament in Brazil. (Preview: Germany Face Acid Test Against France)
Sakho has been France's vice captain since the second leg of the World Cup playoffs against Ukraine. With the team trailing 2-0 after a dire performance in Kiev, Sakho scored in a 3-0 win, and his passionate performance sparked a remarkable turnaround. (Hummels, Lukas Podolski Fit to Face France)