Stade de France - Saint-Denis 22/03/2013 - 21:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

France - Georgia
3-1
 

France - Georgia 3-1 - 22/03/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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France rise to Group I summit with Georgia win

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.00CET
France rise to Group I summit with Georgia win
Mathieu Valbuena celebrates his goal with Franck Ribéry ©AFP/Getty Images

Goals from Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Valbuena and Franck Ribéry earned France a solid win against Georgia.

Giroud's header just before half-time and Valbuena's strike shortly after it killed off Temuri Ketsbaia's side, who suffered further pain at the hands of the impressive Ribéry before Alexander Kobakhidze pulled one back. The win, coupled with Spain's surprise draw at home to Finland, meant Les Bleus moved two points clear in Group I.

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Last updated: 18/04/2013 09:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

France
Georgia

3

Goals scored

1

20

Total attempts

7

13

Attempts on target

4

7

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

1

2

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

4

3

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    84
    Gelashvili (in) - Targamadze (out) (Georgia)
  • Substitution
    81
    Sissoko (in) - Matuidi (out) (France)
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Amisulashvili (Georgia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    78
    Ménez (in) - Ribéry (out) (France)

See also

  • France

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Spain, 26 March 2013, 0-1
  • Georgia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v France, 06 September 2013, 0-0
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