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Ramos: "I hope to go down in the history of Spanish football"

The Spain defender is one game away from a century of caps as he prepares to face Finland and France in World Cup qualification.

Ramos: "I hope to go down in the history of Spanish football"

As Spain prepare for two crucial World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Finland and France, 'La Roja' defender Sergio Ramos - who currently sits on 99 caps for the world and European champions - looked ahead to the chance to seal a century of international appearances. He also insisted that he still hasn't discussed the France encounter with Madrid team-mates Raphaël Varane and Karim Benzema, who he will be lining up against in Paris.

Winning his 100th cap for Spain: "On a personal level, it'll be a moment to enjoy. I hope I can go down in the history of Spanish football - that's a real personal challenge for me. The chance to win 100 caps makes me proud."

Being the youngest player to join the '100 club': "For a footballer, achieving your personal goals is very important. I have been playing for Spain for a number of years and that makes me proud. I hope I can go well beyond 100 caps for my country."

Targeting qualification for Brazil 2014: "We know what we have to do, and we want to do it right - these are two hugely significant games in which qualification for the World Cup is at stake."

Facing France: "It'll be a very difficult game. I still haven't spoken to Varane and Benzema, [but] we have a few days to send each other a message or two. First we have the game against Finland to think about, though; these days any team in international football can hurt you, so let's give them the respect they're due. Then we'll think about France."

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