Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-1 France: Antoine Griezmann heads home second-half winner to earn Les Bleus back-to-back victories in World Cup qualifying campaign
- France beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s header
- Les Bleus were frustrated for nearly an hour with Bosnia creating some chances
- Hugo Lloris had to make several first-half saves to stop the hosts from scoring
- Griezmann headed home Adrien Rabiot’s cross on 59 minutes to earn the win
Antonie Griezmann scored the winning goal as France made it back-to-back World Cup qualifying wins with a 1-0 win in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The world champions were frustrated for nearly an hour by the hosts but the Barcelona forward headed home Adrien Rabiot’s cross to settle the nerves after half-time.
The result gives Les Bleus a four-point lead at the top of their World Cup qualifying group after Ukraine failed to beat Kazhakstan.
Antoine Griezmann scored the winning goal as France beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0
The Barcelona man (middle) headed home Adrien Rabiot’s cross just after half-time
Bosnia had the best chances of the first-half with Hugo Lloris called into action plenty of times
Despite France dominating the possession, it was the home side who had the best chances of the first-half as Hugo Lloris had to make two smart saves to deny Darko Todorovic from distance and Anel Ahmedhodzic from a corner.
Rabiot had Les Blues’ best chance of the first-half when he headed over from close-range when he should have done better.
After the break, Didier Deschamps brought on Olivier Giroud for Kingsley Coman and France opened the scoring almost striaght away.
Rabiot found Griezmann in plenty of space in the penalty area with a precise cross and the Barcelona man guided a header straight into the corner of the net.
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