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Olivier Giroud expected to be fit, Paul Pogba to start against Australia: Didier Deschamps

Deschamps 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.

Published: 10th June 2018 11:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2018 11:50 PM   |  A+A-

France football coach Didier Deschamps (File | AP)

By Reuters

PARIS: 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.

Deschamps 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 centimetres but he should be ready," Deschamps told TF1 on Sunday.



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