Sunday June 8, 2014 Friendlies Finished Stade Pierre-Mauroy

France 8 - 0 Jamaica

  • Cabaye 17’
  • Matuidi 20’, 66’
  • Benzema 37’, 63’
  • Giroud 53’
  • Griezmann 77’, 89’

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  1. International friendlies - France put eight past Jamaica in final warm-up

    International friendlies - France put eight past Jamaica in final warm-up

    A rampant France will get on the plane to Brazil full of confidence after dominating Jamaica in an amazing 8-0 victory at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • France
    • Jamaica
    • Jamaica put out of their misery. France will get on that place full of confidence.
    • 90' Absolutely amazing stuff from France. Sensational all night. Jamaica can't wait to get off this pitch.
    • 89' RIDICULOUS! Sissoko goes dancing down the left and cuts the ball back to Griezmann who backflicks the ball into the opposite corner of the goal from close range. Wonderful stuff.
    • 88' Wasted corner as Lloris is up to gather with ease. Under no pressure whatsoever.
    • 87' Jamaica win a corner but France are about to bring on Morgan Schneiderlin for his first ever cap. Benzema gets a standing ovation for his efforts as he is subbed.
    • 86' Evra looking ten years younger than he is as he drives down the left and finds Benzema. He continues his run but the striker can't get the return through to him.
    • 85' DISALLOWED GOAL. Pogba and Evra showboat in the corner, one-twos off knees, before Evra gets called offside as he lays the ball to Benzema to finish.
    • 84' Sagna lays it to Remy in front of him but again rather than exert energy they decide to go backwards.
    • 83' Evra plays it forward to Benzema who lays it back to Evra. France come backwards to keep the ball.
    • 82' Williams breaks with serious pace but his pass inside only finds Mavuba.
    • 81' Jamaica try and break from a corner through Williams but Pogba is back to toe the ball to Sagna and halt any progress.
    • 80' Valbuena is finally sacrificed after a brilliant performance but no goals! Remy comes on.
    • 79' Doyley again trying to make something down the left but France are just too energetic and win the ball back from a shell-shocked and tiring Jamaica.
    • 78' Valbuena, despite the ball going in, is angry he didn't finish that. Thumps the ground.
    • 77' SEVEN! Benzema robs Austin in the middle of the park. He drives into the box and lays it back to Valbuena who can't sort out his feet but Griezmann is behind and takes the ball before lashing it in for seven!
    • 76' Griezmann plays a one-two with Valbuena through the middle and takes the ball on to the edge of the area before dragging his shot wide of the post.
    • 75' Doyley came forward for Jamaica and gives it to Williams who tires to find Seaton but he can't and Lloris picks it up.
    • 74' Williams rounds Varane and lays it to Dawkins on the edge of the area. He strikes well on his right foot but Lloris makes a comfortable save.
    • 73' Sheriff delivers a nice low cross towards Gray but Sagna is there to clear to Pogba who sets France off on yet another attack.
    • 72' This France side are strong. Even without Ribery. Those subs emphasize the point.
    • 71' Pogba and Griezmann come on for Giroud and Matuidi.
    • 70' A rare misplaced pass from Valbuena gives Jamaica possession but as they come forward Mavuba does well to get across to the ball and set France on another attack.
    • 69' Doyley goes on a foray down the left wing but he is forced backwards and France defend it well again as a unit in their closing.
    • 68' Giroud can't hold onto it as Dawkins emerges with the ball.He plays it inside to Austin who releases Seaton but he can't get past Sissoko who allows France to go forward again.
    • 67' Jamaica look shell-shocked here. France look like world-beaters.
    • 66' MATUIDI AGAIN! This time Evra swings a low cross into the penalty area and finds MAtuidi who volleys it first time on the full and slashes it past Barrett in goal!
    • 65' France imperious here. Playing some seriously good stuff. Jamaica really are just chasing shadows.
    • 64' Jamaica substitute Humphrey for Sheriff.
    • 63' BENZEMA AGAIN! They backed off him as he received the ball in the penalty area. He just set himself before lashing the ball into the top corner. He looks absolutely delighted. Fantastic goal.
    • 62' France with a corner which Valbuena takes to the far post. Varane wins it and heads down but it bounces in front of the keeper but he has to push it away for a corner.
    • 61' Sissoko eventually wins the ball on the right and goes on a gallop past Morgan but he can't get inside Marriappa as he almost got in on goal.
    • 60' Jamaica enjoying some possession for a period here.
    • 59' Cabaye comes off for Mavuba.
    • 58' Benzema sets France on another attack as he lays it left to Evra but his cross is blocked.
    • 57' Benzema gets to the byline and tries to find Sissoko free at the far post but it is cleared to Valbuena who tries to find Giroud at the other post but the keeper palms it away for a corner.
    • 56' France happy in possessionas Jamaica get back into their shape and defend rigidly.
    • 55' Sissoko carries the ball the length of the pitch and tries to lay it to Giroud but he can't get the ball under control and Jamaica breath another sigh of relief.
    • 54' Giroud tries to break forward but Austin gets back well to give Jamaica possession.
    • 53' ANOTHER GREAT GOAL! Cabaye clips a ball to Benzema in space in the left channel who plays it first time across to Giroud who is free in the middle of the area to slot home. Lovely goal.
    • 52' Cabaye receives the ball off Sagna and tries to deliver early to the far post but is cleared. Dawkins runs clear and goes right to Austin who decides to keep possession through the middle.
    • 51' Giroud comes deep to get the ball and tries to play a delightful ball through to Benzema but Morgan manages to get round and cover.
    • 50' France defend well as Humphrey looks to exploit space on the right.
    • 49' Dawkins harasses Varane in the corner and wins a corner. He steps up to take and swings it in but Lloris palms it away.
    • 48' Doyley and Humphrey combine with Austin but he loses it trying to give it to Seaton. Valbuena gives it to Benzema who skips past Doyley and delivers but Morgan is up to clear.
    • 47' France start the second half in the same vein as Giroud looks to get past Morgan but he gives away a foul.
    • 46' And we're back underway. If France perform anything like the first half, this could be a cricket score! One change as Sagna comes on for Debuchy. Jamaica replace Lawrence with Gray.
    • And that is half time. France have been electric!
    • 45+2 Varane cynically fouls Seaton on the half way line as the striker knocked the ball around him and was tripped. Jamaica look like they're playing out the half here.
    • 45+1 He swings it over but Lloris is out to punch clear. THe ball comes back in but Lloris is back out again to claim the ball. Brilliant goalkeeping.
    • 45' Humphrey is over the free kick on the right wing.
    • 44' Austin retrives the ball from Sissoko before laying Seaton. He finds Dawkins who is felled by Cabaye. And the Frenchman is not happy with the lino and gets a yellow card for the dissent.
    • 43' Valbuena plays it left to Sissoko who comes back inside. Valbuena tries to pick out Benzema coming in at the far post but it just evades the striker and back out for a goal kick.
    • 42' France again pouring forward but this time an overhit ball from Matuidi goes out for a goal kick.
    • 41' And here they come again. This time Matuidi spreads it to Cabaye who plays a radar-esque pass over to Benzema who just can't get it under and it goes out for a goal kick.
    • 40' Jamaica are just chasing shadows. THe movement and speed of passing is too much. THis time Benzema lays a lovely delicate pass to Giroud on the edge of the area but Barrett is down well to save.
    • 39' A great deal of celebrating here. Only just got back going again!
    • 38' GOAL BENZEMA! He has drifted into the box and just bent the ball into the far corner. What a pearler!
    • 36' Debuchy receiving treatment here. THe crowd clap and applaud as he is seen to. Obviously hoping he is up to play.
    • 35' Uh-oh first injury scare here. Debuchy goes on an overlapping run and in trying to retrieve the slightly overhit pass looks like he might have pulled a muslce here.
    • 34' Jamaica enjoying some possession in midfield. Doyley finds Humphrey in front but Cabaye wins it back and knocks it long to Benzema who flicks it on to Giroud on the wing. Valbuena picks it up and crosses it but Morgan is up to clear.
    • 33' Humphrey plays a wonderful deep cross towards Dawkins but Debuchy does well to head the ball away for a throw in.
    • 32' Poor kick from Barrett gifts the ball to Sissoko who finds Matuidi. He then tries to lay in Benzema but the ball runs through to Barrett.
    • 31' Valbuena wins a corner off Morgan as he tries to spin him on the right wing. He trots over to take but he boots it out of play.
    • 30' Lloris gathers a long ball before setting Debuchy on the right wing. He comes inside and France are happy to again retain possession sitting deeper.
    • 29' Barrett smashes the ball out of play and gives France the ball back again. Jamaica look knackered already. France rampant.
    • 28' Sissoko breaks forward and gives it to Benzema who tries to find Evra on the overlap but it is just overhit and goes out for a goal kick.
    • 27' The French midfield is zipping the ball about really fast here. Matuidi weaves his way into the box and lays it to Benzema on the penalty spot who controls instantly and turns before smashing the ball at goal but Barrett saves well.
    • 26' The crown are having serious fun here! So much noise, it really is a carnival atmosphere and the players are feeding off it with some slick and quick football.
    • 25' Cabaye plays it up to Benzema who knocks it down for Valbuena. He lays it left to Matuidi who plays a one-two into the area before trying to get it back to Valbuena but Morgan is there to clear. Lovely stuff from France.
    • 24' Austin frustrated at not touching the ball for a while and decides to plough into Cabaye as he brings the ball under his spell. Debuchy tries to find Giroud but the keeper is out to collect.
    • 23' France enjoying themselves now. Playing little one-touch triangles in midfield and Jamaica can't get near them.
    • 22' Doyley tries to play the ball forward to Lawrnce but Sakho intervenes. It falls back to Doyley who swings it in but Lloris is up to gather.
    • 21' Jamaica attempt to go long to Seaton from kick off but he can't reach it and Lloris can set France on another attack.
    • 20' GOAL AGAIN! Matuidi smashes the ball low and hard past Barrett in goal! Benzema played a lovely little pass into him just outside the area on the left side. He got it out of his feet and smashed it low into the near post. Lovely goal.
    • 19' Benzema comes streaming down the left and plays it to Cabaye ahead of him but his low pass is cut out by Morgan.
    • 18' France pouring forward agin but an intricate pass from Valbuena gives Jamaica a throw in on the left.
    • 17' GOAL FRANCE! Cabaye finishes off a lovely team move from close range. He plays the ball into Valbuena who clipped the ball over the defence to Giroud who found the on-rushing Cabaye who slotted past the keeper.
    • 16' Jamaica playing it about at the back with MAriappa and Doyley but some overplay allows Sissoko in to retrieve possession.
    • 15' Lloris tries to play an intricate pass to Sakho after receiving somewhat of a hospital ball under pressure from Seaton. The stare Sakho just received...
    • 14' France now popping the ball about in midfield but Jamaica are back in shape and France are struggling to find a way through just now.
    • 13' Dawkins drifts in from the left wing and plays it to Seaton who tries to take on Sakho but the defender can clear and counters to Valbuena who sprints down the right wing. Jamaica get players back though and Cabaye decides to have a go from distance but it goes well wide.
    • 12' Varane drives forward and lays the ball to Benzema centrally but his lay off to Valbuena is cut out by Doyley who emerges down the right wing.
    • 11' Giroud takes down a glorious pass from Sakho over his shoulder but Doyley gets back in and is able to usher the ball back to the goalkeeper.
    • 10' Jamaica hold off another France attack and break forward.
    • 9' Jamaica go long to Seaton but he can't beat Sakho in the air who doesn't allow the ball to run through to Dawkins
    • 8' France zipping the ball about really well here. It is a lively start. Cabaye pulling the strings in the middle while MAtuidi plays the ball down the line for Evra who wins a corner off Doyley.
    • 7' Cabaye plays a delightful little chipped ball over the top to Benzema into the penalty area but the linesman has his flag up before the striker can pull the trigger.
    • 6' Chance Jamaica! Great cross from a free kick wide right and met by Seaton who couldn't direct the ball goalwards.
    • 5' Great ball down the line for Humphrey but it just bounces ahead of him on the right wing and skips out of play.
    • 4' Valbuena again from the left. He cut inside on his right foot and whipped a great ball to the far post towards Giroud who flew at the ball but was just eased out by Lawrence.
    • 3' Valbuena swings in the corner to the but Jamaica clear at the near post.
    • 2' Early bad goalkeeping from Jamaica as he barely clears a dangerous Valbuena cross. France mess up the rebound and it goes out for a corner.
    • 1' And we are underway! France go to Brazil tomorrow, and will be hoping for a confidence-boosting and dominant performance to take with them! Let's see if it materialises...
    • 19:55 Five minutes until kick off at the Stade Peirre Mauroy in Lille. Did you know this is the first time these two nations have ever faced one another? Neither did I... France are obviously hot favourites for the win at 1/5 while Jamaica can be backed at a longish 12/1. A draw is priced at 11/2.
    • 19:50 It'll be interesting to see how France shape up and how happy Benzema will be being shunted out from the centre forward role he plays so well at Real Madrid. He is hardly a like-for-like change for Ribery. Also heaps pressure on Giroud to show he is up for the challenge of ousting Benzema from the central role in the 4-3-3 Les Bleus are likely to line-up in.
    • 19:45 For Jamaica, having not qualified for the World Cup, face their last game before the summer holidays begin. Much like France, I imagine first and foremost in the players minds will be not to get injured. Adrian Mariappa, hoping for another big season with Crystal Palace in the Premier League, will especially be keeping himself out of trouble... one would imagine, anyway!
    • 19:40 Well there we have it. Deschamps will have Giroud lead the line while Valbuena and Benzema will operate from the wings but in suspected free roles. In midfield, Sissoko comes in for Pogba while Debuchy and Varane replace Koscielny and Sagna at the back. Well that is an assumption from what we expect will be the starting line up against Honduras next week.
    • 19:35 TEAMS: France - Lloris, Debuchy, Varane, Sakho, Evra, Cabaye, Sissoko, Matuidi, Valbuena, Giroud, Benzema. /// Jamaica - Barrett, Doyley, Morgan, Mariappa, Austin, Beckett, Lawrence, Grant, Humphrey, Dawkins, Seaton.
    • 19:30 Hello and welcome to France's final warm-up match before the World Cup against Jamaica. With superstar Franck Ribery officially ruled out how will Didier Deschamps reshuffle his troops? Team news to follow...
  • Summary

    • 89' RIDICULOUS! Sissoko goes dancing down the left and cuts the ball back to Griezmann who backflicks the ball into the opposite corner of the goal from close range. Wonderful stuff.
    • 77' SEVEN! Benzema robs Austin in the middle of the park. He drives into the box and lays it back to Valbuena who can't sort out his feet but Griezmann is behind and takes the ball before lashing it in for seven!
    • 66' MATUIDI AGAIN! This time Evra swings a low cross into the penalty area and finds MAtuidi who volleys it first time on the full and slashes it past Barrett in goal!
    • 63' BENZEMA AGAIN! They backed off him as he received the ball in the penalty area. He just set himself before lashing the ball into the top corner. He looks absolutely delighted. Fantastic goal.
    • 53' ANOTHER GREAT GOAL! Cabaye clips a ball to Benzema in space in the left channel who plays it first time across to Giroud who is free in the middle of the area to slot home. Lovely goal.
    • 44' Austin retrives the ball from Sissoko before laying Seaton. He finds Dawkins who is felled by Cabaye. And the Frenchman is not happy with the lino and gets a yellow card for the dissent.
    • 38' GOAL BENZEMA! He has drifted into the box and just bent the ball into the far corner. What a pearler!
    • 20' GOAL AGAIN! Matuidi smashes the ball low and hard past Barrett in goal! Benzema played a lovely little pass into him just outside the area on the left side. He got it out of his feet and smashed it low into the near post. Lovely goal.
    • 17' GOAL FRANCE! Cabaye finishes off a lovely team move from close range. He plays the ball into Valbuena who clipped the ball over the defence to Giroud who found the on-rushing Cabaye who slotted past the keeper.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • France

    Manager: Didier Deschamps

  • Jamaica

    Manager: Winfried Schäfer

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