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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

Match ends, France 8, Jamaica 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, France 8, Jamaica 0.

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.

Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (France).

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Morgan Schneiderlin replaces Karim Benzema.

Corner, Jamaica. Conceded by Bacary Sagna.

Substitution

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

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

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.

Corner, France. Conceded by Rodolph Austin.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Loïc Remy replaces Mathieu Valbuena.

Corner, France. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

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.

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

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.

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

Foul by Paul Pogba (France).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Jamaica. Dino Williams replaces Michael Seaton.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Paul Pogba replaces Blaise Matuidi.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Antoine Griezmann replaces Olivier Giroud.

Karim Benzema (France) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

Goal!

Goal! France 6, Jamaica 0. Blaise Matuidi (France) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Patrice Evra with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Jamaica. Ramil Sheriff replaces Chris Humphrey.

Goal!

Goal! France 5, Jamaica 0. Karim Benzema (France) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Corner, France. Conceded by Jacomeno Barrett.

Attempt saved. Raphael Varane (France) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena with a cross.

Corner, France. Conceded by Lloyd Doyley.

Attempt saved. Olivier Giroud (France) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Rio Mavuba replaces Yohan Cabaye.

Attempt missed. Patrice Evra (France) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena with a cross following a corner.

Corner, France. Conceded by Jacomeno Barrett.

Karim Benzema (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Jamaica).

Goal!

Goal! France 4, Jamaica 0. Olivier Giroud (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Mathieu Valbuena (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

Corner, Jamaica. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

Foul by Mathieu Valbuena (France).

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