France 4-2 Sweden: Giroud brace secures comfortable win

Olivier Giroud-France

France picked up a 4-2 win over Sweden tonight and they have already secured their place in next year’s finals.

The hosts went behind early on in the UEFA Nations League game but they did well too come back and secure all three points eventually.

Viktor Claesson gave Sweden their lead on the 4th minute but their advantage did not last long.

Olivier Giroud scored the equaliser for France on the 16th minute and Benjamin Pavard gave them their lead on the 36th minute.

Olivier Giroud doubled France’s advantage on the 59th minute. 

Although Robin Quaison gave Sweden some hope with his goal on the 88th minute, any chance of a come back was wiped clean when Kingsley Coman scored the fourth goal of the game for France deep into injury time.

The win leaves France on top of their group with sixteen points from six matches and Sweden are at the bottom of the table with just three points from six matches.

Meanwhile, Oliver Giroud has now scored 44 international goals from France and he is just seven goals shy of Thierry Henry’s record 51 goals.

The French were firm favourites heading into this game and they will be quite pleased with the outcome in the end.

Meanwhile, their Scandinavian opponents will be disappointed with the display tonight and they have a lot to improve in the coming months.