Arsenal and France forward Olivier Giroud is showing that he knows how to score and to score ‘ wonderful goals’ that would be the talk of the town and likewise be in contention for the goal of the year.
Giroud was on target in Friday’s World Cup qualifying match against Sweden in which Swedish team secured a 2-1 over the French side,
The 30-year-old forward had just come back to the pitch taking after a clash of heads when he got the ball, flicked it up onto his left foot and buried his strike past goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
— yo pierre (@Ozilcentro) June 9, 2017
Sweden evened out instantly on account of a fine first-time wrap up by Jimmy Durmaz and the hosts finished the comeback in a sensational performance in stoppage time. The freaky goal sent the massed ranks of yellow-clad fans in Stockholm into a wild frenzy, in a pulsating encounter in Stockholm as Sweden secured three points to move above France to top Group A. but more importantly with four games to go. level on 13 points with France, with only the group winner getting a direct ticket to the finals in Russia next year
But more importantly with four games to go. level on 13 points with France, with only the group winner getting a direct ticket to the finals in Russia next year, level on 13 points with France, with only the group winner getting a direct ticket to the finals in Russia next year
Tottenham ‘goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had a bad clearance as he tumbled to Ola Toivonen and the former Sunderland loanee waste no time to smash the ball home.
Somewhere else in the group, Netherlands beat Luxembourg 5-0 in Dick Advocaat’s first game in charge of the KNVB since replacing Danny Blind and Belarus beat Bulgaria 2-1.
“It was just awful. It cost us this game,” stunned France coach Didier Deschamps told French TV after the game.
“But I’m not going to heap blame Hugo, he has often been decisive with us, but it cost us.
“We still have four games, we’ll have to crack hard to reach our objective.”
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