France 5 Paraguay 0: Giroud hits hat-trick in friendly rout 📹

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Olivier Giroud scored his first international hat-trick as France defeated Paraguay 5-0 in Friday's friendly clash at Roazhon Park in Rennes.

Head coach Didier Deschamps named a strong starting line-up that included Hugo Lloris, who broke Fabien Barthez's record for France appearances as a goalkeeper as he won his 88th cap.

Giroud opened the scoring after six minutes following good work from Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele and he doubled his tally before quarter of an hour had been played, as France set about dismantling a side ranked 30 places below them by FIFA.

Griezmann, who this week appeared to commit his future to Atletico Madrid, missed a good chance before Giroud converted from close range midway through the second half to make it 3-0 and kill off any threat of a Paraguay comeback.

With the visitors looking deflated, France struck twice in quick succession to put some gloss on the scoreline, Sissoko turning in Alexandre Lacazette's low cross before Griezmann smashed in a goal of his own with 13 minutes left.


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