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Portugal and France clinch World Cup spots

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Antoine Griezmann’s France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out.

Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon thanks to a Johan Djourou own goal and an Andre Silva strike.

France needed goals from Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus at the Stade de France.

France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

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Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday.

Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers.

France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

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Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday.

Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers.

World Cup Qualifiers: L’Equipe Not Impressed As France Fail To Beat Lowly Luxembourg For First Time In Over 100 Years (Photos & Video)

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Unlikely as it may seem, little ol' Luxembourg pulled off the most remarkable result of the international weekend with a landmark 0-0 draw against the mighty France.

Despite fielding an expensively-adorned starting XI featuring the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe and racking up almost 80% of possession, the hosts ultimately failed to beat the Luxembourgians for the first time in over a century.

Ronaldo fires Portugal, France complicates path to Russia

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Paris (AFP) – France complicated their task of ensuring automatic qualification to next year’s World Cup in Russia after falling to a dramatic 2-1 defeat in Sweden on Saturday.

Sweden snatched victory with an Ola Toivonen goal from the half-way line in extra time after a poor clearance from France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Ronaldo fires Portugal, France complicates path to Russia

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Paris (AFP) – France complicated their task of ensuring automatic qualification to next year’s World Cup in Russia after falling to a dramatic 2-1 defeat in Sweden on Saturday.

Sweden snatched victory with an Ola Toivonen goal from the half-way line in extra time after a poor clearance from France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

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French lose Kurzawa for crucial qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Benjamin Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

French lose Kurzawa for crucial World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Bernard Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

French lose Kurzawa for crucial World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Bernard Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

Can Arsenal really reject £40m transfer bid for Giroud?

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I suppose that a lot could depend on what happens with Arsenal over the next few months, until the winter transfer window swings open after the new year. But as things stand you would have to assume that an offer of around £40 million for Olivier Giroud would be enough to persuade Arsene Wenger to [.

FIFA 2017 Puskas Award Nominees Announced: Olivier Giroud Makes Shortlist Alongside Goalscoring Goalie Oscarine Masuluke (Videos)

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FIFA have revealed the 10-strong shortlist for the 2017 Puskas Award award, which features a couple of nods for the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud's outlandishly emphatic scorpion volley for Arsenal against Crystal Palace has made the cut...

Phwoar. Gets better every time you see it.

Is Olivier Giroud regretting he’s not part of Arsenal’s clearout!

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When Arsenal bought Alexandre Lacazette, everyone thought it would mean the end of Olivier Giroud's Arsenal career, and Arsene Wenger even admitted that he called the Frenchman into his office to ask if he wanted to leave or not, but the striker decided to stay and fight for his place and said he "wanted to [.

Arsenal in search of Sanchez tonic at Stoke

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal head to Stoke City this weekend aiming to register a second victory of the season and divert attention away from continuing questions about the future of Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger’s side kicked off the Premier League campaign in exciting, if not entirely convincing, fashion against Leicester City, coming from behind to register a 4-3 victory thanks to a late Olivier Giroud winner.

Arsenal in search of Sanchez tonic at Stoke

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal head to Stoke City this weekend aiming to register a second victory of the season and divert attention away from continuing questions about the future of Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger’s side kicked off the Premier League campaign in exciting, if not entirely convincing, fashion against Leicester City, coming from behind to register a 4-3 victory thanks to a late Olivier Giroud winner.

Could Ramsey be super sub for Arsenal like Giroud?

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It is a commonly known football fact that, although sometimes certain players are not too keen to keep playing for certain clubs or managers (ahem Alexis Sanchez ahem Coutinho) they do not want to be sat on the bench for most of the time. Our own Olivier Giroud made his feelings about being a sub [..

Arsenal Rally To Beat Leicester As Premier League Returns

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Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The Gunners trailed 3-2 with seven minutes to go before Aaron Ramsey and Giroud swung the game back in the home side's favour at a euphoric Emirates Stadium.

Olivier Giroud: Arsene Wenger admits opening the door for transfer

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he opened the door for Olivier Giroud to leave the club this summer. Speaking after the France...

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Wenger lauds Giroud as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed “relief” over Olivier Giroud’s decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City.

Giroud came off the bench with Arsenal trailing 3-2 in Friday’s Premier League curtain-raiser at the Emirates Stadium and after fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey equalised, he headed in an 85th-minute winner.

GIF: Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring Arsenal’s winning penalty vs Chelsea

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium for much of the summer, but he was their hero at Wembley...

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Everton turn to Slimani after Wenger announces Giroud to stay at Arsenal

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Most Arsenal fans thought that it would be odds on that Olivier Giroud would be leaving the Emirates after the arrival of his fellow Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette, and it was thought that Everton were the favourites to bring him in as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku. But now Arsene Wenger has made it clear that [.

Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said.

Wenger’s ailing men were outplayed for long periods by Bayern before salvaging a last-gasp 1-1 draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties.

Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said.

Wenger’s ailing men were outplayed for long periods by Bayern before salvaging a last-gasp 1-1 draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties.

Arsenal to accept £30m Everton bid for Walcott?

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Ronald Koeman is clearly a fan of the Arsenal strikers, or two of them at least, because after the Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Everton boss with a move for Olivier Giroud as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku who has signed for Manchester United, the Dutchman is now looking at our England international star Theo [.

Giroud and Lacazette rivalry good or bad for Arsenal?

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If Arsenal are going to keep hold of Olivier Giroud this summer as Arsene Wenger has suggested he will, then the big centre forward will be only too aware that he faces a fight for his place in the first team. The Frenchman spent most of last season on the bench so any new addition [...]

Everton’s Benteke bid proof Arsenal won’t sell Giroud?

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Even though Arsene Wenger and then the player himself have been saying that Olivier Giroud and Arsenal are not going to be parting company, at least not during the current summer transfer window, there has been no shortage of stories linking the France international star with a number of clubs in the English Premier League [.

Will Arsenal start Lacazette AND Giroud next season?

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While we still do not know for sure whether Olivier Giroud will still be an Arsenal player next season, with various transfer rumours suggesting that the France international could be set for a transfer to West Ham, Everton or even back to a French club, it looks more likely that he will stay. That Arsene [.

Arsenal won’t compromise with La Liga side over striker price

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I do feel sorry for Lucas Perez. The Spaniard was signed from Deportivo La Coruña at the end of the last transfer window with a great goalscoring record in La Liga, and was hailed as the answer to Arsenal's striker problems at last. But, even though Olivier Giroud was injured at the start of the [..

Everton to bid £20 million for Olivier Giroud

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Everton are preparing a £20 million bid for Arsenal striker, Olivier Giroud according to John...

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Everton prepare £20m bid for Olivier Giroud

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is a surprise transfer target for Everton, according to The Sun. The Toffees have been splashing the cash in the early...

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Reports: Arsenal ‘Close’ To Completing Record-Breaking €60m Deal For Lyon Striker Alexandre Lacazette

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Arsenal are zoning inon the signing of Alexandre Lacazette with word that the deal involved will break the Gunners' transfer record.

BBC Sport's David Ornstein is reporting that the transfer is "close" as Arsenal, Lyon and Lacazette's representatives enter the final stages of negotiation.

VIDEO EXTRA – Every goal Olivier Giroud has scored for Arsenal! Do we really want him to leave?

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Olivier Giroud has been much maligned by Arsenal fans ever since his arrival, but the fact is that he has scored many many important goals for the Gunners over the years, and is now approaching the 100 goal mark for us. The Frenchman is still the Number One centre-forward for France and is obviously held [.

Arsenal stats – Why Lacazette would be a massive upgrade on Giroud

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Arsenal fans have been clamouring for years for Arsene Wenger to bring in a top class striker to rival Olivier Giroud as first choice centre-forward, and it is possible that this summer we may finally get rewarded. There are a lot of Arsenal rumours saying that we will get Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, but of [.

West Ham wages making it hard for Arsenal to keep Giroud?

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As well as making it clear that he would rather not spend most of his time sitting on the Arsenal bench next season, the France international star Olivier Giroud will be aware that he is about to be on the wrong side of 30 and may not have too many years left at the top [...]

Arsenal will have to match Atletico’s €65m offer for Alexandre Lacazette

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Arsenal’s 2016/17 campaign ended with the club finishing outside the top 4, and a primary reason for the same was the lack of firepower upfront, with there being a significant overreliance on Alexis Sanchez.

The summer transfer window represents a good time for the club to remedy the problems of the previous season and strengthen the squad further.

Giroud still hoping to be Arsenal’s first-choice striker next season

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Olivier Giroud has been linked with a move away from Arsenal if, as expected, a top class striker comes to the Emirates this summer. He is keen to keep his place in the France national team as well, with competition from younger strikers like Lacazette and Mbappe but to do that he must be playing [..

Arsenal ‘Activate’ New 2017/18 Home Kit – Red With White Sleeves, In Case You Were Wondering (Photos)

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Arsenal have revealed their new 2017/18 home kit and, honest to goodness, you'd be hard-pressed to notice.

The strip was officially unveiledas part of a "live activation" at Kings Cross station on Wednesday morning, with Robert Pires and Martin Keown showing up to do the honours.

Do Arsenal really ‘need’ Olivier Giroud? Or should he go to West Ham?

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There have been many many Arsenal transfer rumours this summer linking us to top quality strikers. I am sure that Lucas Perez will be moving back to Spain after hardly getting a look in last season, but Oli Giroud was also unsatisfied with his lack of game time despite scoring many important goals including the [.

Should Arsenal cash in on Olivier Giroud?

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The Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been in the news a lot lately. After scoring an exquisite top corner strike against Sweden on international duty, the Frenchman is now being linked with a move to Arsenal's London rivals, West Ham. If reports from the Evening Standard are to be believed, Hammers' boss Slave Bilic is [.

Giroud considering future after lack of games

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Although Olivier Giroud signed a new three yeard deal with Arsenal this past season, the...

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Reports: Wayne Rooney To Re-Join Everton This Week After Being Withdrawn From Man Utd Summer Tour

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If the vast majority of the national press is to be believed, there's every chance Wayne Rooney will once again be an employee of Everton football club before too long.

According to Neil Custis, Rooney has been withdrawn fromUnited's pre-season jaunt to the United States and instead will re-sign for the Toffeesover the course of the next severaldays.