Deschamps ruthlessly hauls off Giroud and Dembele BEFORE half time

Deschamps ruthlessly hauls off Giroud and Dembele BEFORE half time

Furious France striker Olivier Giroud throws his water bottle and shirt to the floor in a tantrum, having been substituted BEFORE half-time along with Ousmane Dembele after a disastrous World Cup final first half

  • Argentina led the World Cup final 2-0 after a stunning first half showing
  • Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria both found the net against a lackluster France
  • Olivier Giroud threw his bottle in disgust after being subbed off before the break
  • Francce have since forced their way back into the goal with two late goals 
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Olivier Giroud threw his water bottle in disgust after being subbed off before half time during the World Cup final

Both him and fellow France forward and Ousmane Dembele were taken off before the break as Argentina led France 2-0 at the break.

Kylian Mbappe has since forced his side back into the game with two late goals to set up a tense finish. 

Giroud was known to be suffering with a knee injury before the game and Dembele looked off his best in the opening 40 minutes.

Olivier Giroud threw his water bottle in disgust after being subbed off in the World Cup final

The AC Milan striker looked below his best and is believed to be nursing a knee injury

Ousmane Dembele was also hauled off before the best after giving away a penalty

Randal Kolo Muani and Marcus Thuram came on for the pair, changing the formation slightly to a 4-1-4-1.

Lionel Scaloni’s men lead after a penalty from Lionel Messi and a classy team goal finished off by Angel Di Maria.

Didier Deschamps side improved slightly after the changes but still faced a long road back after an opening 40 minutes dominated by Argentina. 

Randal Kolo Muani and Marcus Thuram came on for the pair in the early switch

Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the spot as Argentina surged into a 2-0 lead at the break

The French struggled to get on the ball amid an excellent half from the Argentinian midfield, with Dembele in particular having a poor half that culminated in him giving away the penalty for Messi’s goal.

Kylian Mbappe then bulldozed his side back into the game with two goals in the space of three minutes to level things up. 

It will be a tense finish at the Lusail Stadium as the game looks destined for extra time.




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