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Griezmann & Giroud Seal France's WC Spot

2018 World Cup Qualifier Report: France v Belarus 10 October 2017

By SL International - Oct 10, 2017 10:54 PM

2018 World Cup Qualifier 

Result: France 2-1 Belarus 

Date: 10 October 2017 

Venue: Stade de France

First-half goals by Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud ensured France ran away 2-1 winners over Belarus to book a place at the 2018 World Cup.

Raphael Varane managed to get on the end of a well-worked corner but his header was denied by goalkeeper Sergey Chernik.

A minute later, a cross from the right flank was met by a towering header from Olivier Giroud that rattled the crossbar.

The French pressure finally paid off as Griezmann was put through on goal and he confidently put it through the Chernik's legs to give Le Bleus a 1-0 lead after 27 minutes.  

Griezmann then turned provider as he put Giroud through on goal and the forward made no mistake with his finish to double his side’s lead.

After enduring pressure from the French, Belarus were not taking defeat lying down as Anton Saroka pulled a goal back for his nation just on the stroke of halftime.

After a lackluster start to the second half, Belarus almost equalised through Saroka, who had the goal at his mercy but missed from close range. 

France had an appeal for a penalty rejected by the referee after Kylian Mbappe went down from Chernik's challenge only to be ignored by the official. 

Nevertheless, France managed to hold on for a 2-1 victory as Didier Deschamps’ men booked their spot in Russia 2018.


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27’ Antoine Griezmann

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mingus Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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mingus Oct 11, 2017 02:52 PM
Good luck to France.
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Ant_55 Oct 11, 2017 11:27 AM
What a talented team...... Giroud is pure gold guys..... Trust me.
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@McCoora Oct 11, 2017 10:52 AM
France has got talented strong young players but a mediocre coach in Didier Deschamps who is failing to select good striking combinations upfront,at one point he was obsessed with that headless chicken Gignac and Gabuza Giroud who converts only one chance after hundreds of them
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MR E Oct 11, 2017 12:08 AM
Even though I don't see france going far in the world cup!
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Kante
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Mbappe
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Arthi bali Oct 10, 2017 10:44 PM
Mbappe
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Arthi bali Oct 10, 2017 10:44 PM
Mbappe
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Noerkie Oct 10, 2017 10:34 PM
Griezmann
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Prince Paul Oct 10, 2017 10:19 PM
France will score another goal if laccazate can get a game time
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Good game
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BucbestFan Oct 10, 2017 03:09 PM
yh

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