Olivier Giroud scores insane volley against Sweden

Taylor Byrd
June 10, 2017

The only problem was Sweden forward Ola Toivonen connected on a strike from midfield that gave his team a stunning 2-1 victory.

The 30-year-old has received plenty of criticism from France supporters in recent years, but he has a knack for scoring for his country as he's now bagged 27 goals in 63 caps.

Dick Advocaat's third spell in charge of The Netherlands meanwhile began with a 5-0 rout of minnows Luxembourg, Switzerland maintained their flawless record after six games with a 2-0 win at Faroe Islands, and Belgium stayed on course with a 2-0 win at Estonia. Fourth-place Bulgaria is one point behind the Netherlands.

France dominated the closing stages but they could not find the breakthrough they needed and were made to pay after Lloris made an bad error.

Sweden defeated France courtesy of a shocking blunder from Hugo Lloris that allowed Ola Toivonen to score a memorable victor. "It's a shame for him and the whole team". They have won four straight matches since an unexpected draw away to Belarus in the first contest.

All was going to plan when Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud struck his sixth goal in his last four internationals with a superb swerving shot in the 37th minute.

The Arsenal strike teed the ball up for himself, before firing an unstoppable volley with the outside of his foot into the top corner for his 27th global goal, moving him level with the absent Karim Benzema.

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France is back in action with a home friendly against England on Tuesday.

I must say that the Swedes quite painlessly survived the departure of Zlatan retire. The live stream of World Cup Qualifier can be watched on FoxSports GO and Sky GO websites.

A quiet first half-hour saw Dimitri Payet and Mikael Lustig miss the target from half chances at either end, but the match burst into life prior to half-time.

It was only the second goal for Andorra in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Captain Andreas Granqvist has played every minute thus far, and looks to shut down the French attack better than in the previous match, which ended as a 2-1 loss.

At the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, the Dutch veterans stole the show in an expectedly large win.

Veteran midfielder Wesley Sneijder - making a record 131st worldwide appearance on his 33rd birthday - slotted in a second after 35 minutes.

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben put the Netherlands ahead after 21 minutes. Estonia played with 10 men for the second half after Artjom Dmitrijev was sent off for a high tackle on Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini in the 44th minute.

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