DOWNLOAD: France vs Belarus 2-1 – Highlights&Goals – 10 October 2017
1-0 Antoine Griezmann
2-0 Olivier Giroud
FRANCE 2 BELARUS 1: GRIEZMANN AND GIROUD SECURE TOP SPOT
France ended their World Cup qualification campaign with a home victory over Belarus in Paris to secure top spot in Group A.
Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud combined to secure a 2-1 win for France over Belarus that wrapped up a spot at the World Cup in Russia for the 1998 champions.
France were assured of a play-off spot before kick-off on Tuesday but had Sweden sitting just a point behind, potentially ready to capitalise on any slip-up from the hosts in Paris.
Having drawn in Belarus in their Group A opener last September, France put on only a marginally more convincing showing at the Stade de France against opponents who had lost their previous three matches.
Both sides dropped points to supposed minnows Luxembourg in the previous international break, but this result left them at opposite ends of the group.
Griezmann coolly opened the scoring in the 27th minute and then turned provider for strike partner Giroud as France capitalised on some woeful Belarus defending.