Giroud Scores Twice as France Set up Clash with the World Champions

Olivier Giroud FranceFrance cruised into the semi finals of the European Championships with a comprehensive 5-2 win over Iceland last night.

The hosts dominated the proceedings from the opening minute and never looked back. The rout was initiated by Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud who scored in the 12th minute of the game.

Minutes later, the lead was doubled thanks to a brilliant headed goal scored by Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

Star attackers Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann netted in the final minutes of the first half to give France a huge 4-0 lead at the break.

Iceland were the first to get on the score-sheet in the second half. Sigthorsson turned in Sigurdsson’s brilliant ball in the 56th minute, however, three minutes later, Giroud scored his second of the game to restore France’s four goal lead.

Birkir Bjarnason scored late in the second half to give Iceland supporters another reason to celebrate but the dream run finally ended.

France will now battle the World Champions to book a place in the final.

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