Euro 2016 finalist France dominated the game when they played Belarus in the 2018 World Cup qualifier, but they couldn’t break the deadlock throughout the encounter.
Golden Boot winner at the Euro 2016, Antoine Griezmann didn’t rise up to the occasion. Football most expensive player Paul Pogba couldn’t make a difference as France failed to break a resolute Belarus in the game played in Borisov Arena. The Didier Deschamps-led team dominated the entire affair, but didn’t get the goal.
Giroud was closest but his header hit the goal post in the second half. Fans who are still struggling to come to terms with the loss of the continental title would have to wait longer. In the same group, Sweden settled to a draw when they faced Netherlands. Marcus Berg got the opener, but Champions League winner Wesley Sneijder equalised for Holland. Bulgaria and Luxembourg played a stunner with the game ending 4-3. more