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World Cup 2014: Olivier Giroud scores as France thrash Jamaica 8-0

Karim Benzema of France

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud scored as France beat Jamaica 8-0 in their final World Cup warm-up match on Sunday.

Didier Deschamps' side led 3-0 at half-time through goals by former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and Karim Benzema.

Matuidi and Benzema were also on target in the second half, with Giroud and an Antoine Griezmann double completing the rout.

France face Honduras, Switzerland and Ecuador in Group E.

Real Madrid striker Benzema was particularly impressive as the French showed they can absorb the loss of Franck Ribery, who misses the World Cup with a back injury.

Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris, Manchester United's Patrice Evra, Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho and Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko were all in the starting line-up.

Arsenal's Bacary Sagna and Queens Park Rangers' Loic Remy came on as second-half substitutes.

Line-ups

France

  • 1Lloris
  • 2DebuchySubstituted forSagnaat 45'minutes
  • 4Varane
  • 5Sakho
  • 3Evra
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forPogbaat 72'minutes
  • 6CabayeBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMavubaat 59'minutes
  • 18Sissoko
  • 8ValbuenaSubstituted forRemyat 80'minutes
  • 10BenzemaSubstituted forSchneiderlinat 87'minutes
  • 9GiroudSubstituted forGriezmannat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cabella
  • 11Griezmann
  • 12Mavuba
  • 13Mangala
  • 15Sagna
  • 16Ruffier
  • 17Digne
  • 19Pogba
  • 20Remy
  • 21Koscielny
  • 22Schneiderlin
  • 23Landreau

Jamaica

  • 23Barrett
  • 3Doyley
  • 4Morgan
  • 19Mariappa
  • 20LawrenceSubstituted forGrayat 45'minutes
  • 6BeckettSubstituted forCampbellat 45'minutes
  • 17Austin
  • 15Grant
  • 16HumphreySubstituted forSheriffat 64'minutes
  • 9SeatonSubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes
  • 18DawkinsSubstituted forEdwardsat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Edwards
  • 7Finlayson
  • 8Gray
  • 10Sheriff
  • 11Campbell
  • 13Thompson
  • 14Edwards
  • 22Williams
Referee:
Felix Zwayer

Match Stats

Home TeamFranceAway TeamJamaica
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home22
Away2
Shots on Target
Home15
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, France 8, Jamaica 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, France 8, Jamaica 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Moussa Sissoko (France) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (France).

  5. Post update

    Rodolph Austin (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! France 8, Jamaica 0. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Morgan Schneiderlin replaces Karim Benzema.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Jamaica. Conceded by Bacary Sagna.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Jamaica. John-Ross Edwards replaces Simon Dawkins.

  10. Post update

    Offside, France. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Patrice Evra is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrice Evra.

  12. Post update

    Corner, France. Conceded by Rodolph Austin.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Loïc Remy replaces Mathieu Valbuena.

  14. Post update

    Corner, France. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! France 7, Jamaica 0. Antoine Griezmann (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (France) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mathieu Valbuena (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bacary Sagna with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simon Dawkins (Jamaica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dino Williams.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Paul Pogba (France).

  20. Post update

    Rodolph Austin (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 8th June 2014

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