Nations League Finals: Giroud’s Brace Helps France Beat Sweden

Olivier Giroud bagged a double for France to help the world champions beat Sweden 4-2 at home in the Nations League on Tuesday.

Giroud scored either side of Benjamin Pavard‘s first-half strike as Les Bleus recovered from Viktor Claesson‘s early opener.

Robin Quaison‘s goal gave Sweden some hope but Kingsley Coman who came in as a second half substitute, sealed the win.

Giroud, who has only made three Premier League appearances for Chelsea this season, has now netted 44 international goals to move seven shy of Thierry Henry‘s all-time France scoring record.

Didier Deschamps‘s France side, who had already qualified for the Final Four, topped Group 3 with 16 points from six games, three points ahead of Portugal, who beat third-placed Croatia 3-2 away.

Sweden finished bottom on three points, behind Croatia on goal difference and will now drop into League B.

 

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