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France striker Giroud encouraged by opening win


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By Stephen Donovan

Monday 16 June 2014

France striker Olivier Giroud has admitted that he was disappointed to be on the bench for their opening match against Honduras, but believes the 3-0 win has showed that his side can have a great World Cup, reports Goal.com.


Olivier Giroud


Giroud found himself watching the game from the sidelines until being brought on for the closing stages of the game, with eventual man of the match Karim Benzema preferred by coach Didier Deschamps.


On the snub, Giroud said: “Yes, it was a disappointment, I will not say otherwise. But my little case does not come before the group. I am disappointed, but I respect the choices of the manager.”


After enduring frustration for 44 minutes against a physical Honduran side, France took the lead when Benzema converted from the penalty spit after a foul by Wilson Palacios on Paul Pogba. The challenge earned the Stoke City man a second yellow card, ensuring he became the second player to be sent off at the World Cup.


There was confusion surrounding the second goal, as Benzema’s shot came off the post and was then spilt into the net by goalkeeper Noel Valladares. It proved to be the first goal at a World Cup given by goal-line technology. Benzema then added the third with a powerful rising shot following a free-kick.


And Giroud added: "It leaves a lot of energy. The time doesn't pass quickly, but I'm really happy. I hope it is the beginning of a beautiful story.”


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