GIROUD LIFTS LES BLEUS

Edmonton Sun - - SPORTS -

REYK­JAVIK — Olivier Giroud’s lack of club ac­tion proved no hand­i­cap as the chelsea striker’s penalty earned France a 1-0 away win against Ice­land to put Les bleus closer to next year’s euro­pean cham­pi­onship fi­nals on Fri­day.

Giroud, who has only played 101 min­utes in the Pre­mier League this sea­son, con­verted a sec­ond-half spot kick as in­jury-hit France stayed sec­ond in Group H be­hind turkey, which beat al­ba­nia 1-0 thanks to a last-gap Cenk To­sun goal.

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