Team spokesman Philippe Tournon tells The Associated Press on Thursday that France coach Laurent Blanc ''has warned the players to be ready for a tough, combative match.''
He added, ''We've come for a win,'' but said they feared the ''Mediterranean temperament of the Albanian fans.''
France, which plays Albania on Friday, is top of Group D with 13 points from six games.
Blanc is still unclear if Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, who has a right-knee problem, will be fit for the match.
Albania, undefeated at home in the last two years, has eight points from six matches.