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Giroud as a regular, Thuram as a novice

Olivier Giroud and Marcus Thuram were the two most decisive French players in the Blues’ victory against Sweden (4-2). Where all the Blues did not shine.

Three days after the great success in Portugal (0-1), where all the players lined up have responded, The french team delivered a more mixed copy against Sweden (4-2).

Didier Deschamps had opted for a scheme reminiscent of Lisbon, with a winger more offensive than another (Thuram and Sissoko this time), but it was a fairly classic 4-4-2, since Sissoko remained most often on his side, unlike Rabiot in Portugal.

Giroud gets closer to Henry

For his third selection in a week, Marcus Thuram was decisive on the first two goals. But statistically, it’s Olivier Giroud who shone the most, with this double that allows him to get closer to the total goals of Thierry Henry (44 against 51).

Overall, the midfielders responded, with a dominating Pogba-Rabiot duo in the midfield, and Antoine Griezmann at the helm. The defenders, they made a copy less clean, in particular Varane and Hernandez, “a little injured” according to Deschamps and left at the break.

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