Soccer: Giroud expected to be fit, Pogba to start against Australia – Deschamps

PARIS (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud should be fit to play France’s World Cup opening game against Australia after leaving the pitch with a bloodied forehead in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against the United States, coach Didier Deschamps said. Soccer Football – International Friendly – France vs USA – Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France – June 9, 2018 France’s Olivier Giroud after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Emmanuel FoudrotDeschamps added that midfielder Paul Pogba, whose performances have been under-par during the warm-up matches, was also ‘very likely’ to start Les Bleus’ first game in Group C next Saturday.
They then take on Peru and Denmark. Giroud has ‘a beautiful cut of six centimeters but he should be ready,” Deschamps told TF1 on Sunday.


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