France 4-2 Sweden: Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud fires timely reminder with superb brace to take international tally to 44 in comeback win
- Giroud moved closer to Thierry Henry’s goal-scoring record on Tuesday night
- The France striker netted in each half to move to 44 goals, seven behind Henry
- A deflected Viktor Claesson shot had put Sweden ahead in the fourth minute
- Robin Quaison’s goal gave Sweden some hope but Kingsley Coman sealed it
Olivier Giroud bagged a double as he showed his worth for France again 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.
Sweden, who reduced the arrears through Robin Quaison before France’s Kingsley Coman wrapped it up in stoppage time, were relegated into League B.
Olivier Giroud took his tally to 44 goals for France with a brace to inspire comeback win
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.
The Chelsea striker scored either side of Benjamin Pavard’s first-half strike for the hosts
Didier Deschamps’s side topped Group 3 with 16 points from six games in the Nations League
Robin Quaison’s goal gave Sweden some hope but Kingsley Coman sealed the victory