Free Press Journal
  • France beat Ireland 2-0 in pre-World Cup friendly

    Paris: The French national football team easily beat Ireland 2-0 in a friendly match, despite the torrential rain that fell on Saint Denis, with goals from Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir. The French team, led by Coach Didier Deschamps, who was determined to give his star striker Antoine Griezmann a rest, played with an attack line formed by Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir on Monday, reports Efe.

  • Chelsea keep CL League hopes alive at Burnley

     London : Chelsea kept their outside chances of chasing down Tottenham Hotspur for a place in next season’s Champions League alive as a much-changed side secured a 2-1 win at Burnley.

  • Giroud reaches century

    Paris : Olivier Giroud scored his 100th Arsenal goal as a youthful Gunners side beat BATE Borisov 4-2 in Belarus in the Europa League, as Everton were held to a shock 2-2 draw by 10-man Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park.

  • Arsenal beat Western Sydney Wanderers

    Sydney : Goals from Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny helped English football giants Arsenal defeat Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 in the second match of their pre-season campaign in Australia here on Saturday.

  • Giroud nets wonder goal as Arsenal, Spurs climb

    London : Olivier Giroud scored a stupendous “scorpion kick” volley as Arsenal climbed to third place in the Premier League table with a 2-0 New Year’s Day victory over Crystal Palace.

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    France into Euro 2016 semis, Iceland finish with a bite

    Paris: Olivier Giroud scored twice to take man-of-the-match honours as France marched into the Euro 2016 semi-finals but even after a 5-2 hammering, Iceland departed with pride having struck new underdog blows.

  • Arsenal doesn’t need new signings: Giroud

    London: English football club Arsenal’s striker Olivier Giroud insists that the team has a good enough squad to win the Premier League and has rejected suggestions that they need to strengthen in three areas in the January transfer window. The Arsene Wenger-coached side is currently atop the standings, ahead by two points from Leicester City, but former England player Alan Shearer claimed that the London club is three players short of having

  • Don’t let level drop, Arsene warns Gunners

    Southampton : Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that his players must maintain the standards they set against Manchester City if they are to keep pace in the Premier League title race. Monday’s 2-1 victory over third-place City moved Wenger’s side to within two points of leaders Leicester City and they can consolidate that position when they travel to face Southampton on Saturday. The Frenchman claims the performance against Manuel Pellegrini’s side confirmed the growing belief

  • Arsenal beat City 2-1 to grab second place

    London : Arsenal came out on top in the battle of the English Premier League title favourites as goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud enabled them beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Leicester City will top the table at Christmas but Monday’s clash could be pivotal in the title race as second-placed Arsenal moved four points clear of third-placed City. Arsenal have 36 points from 17 matches while City have 32

  • Arsenal beat City 2-1 to grab second place

    London: Arsenal came out on top in the battle of the English Premier League title favourites as goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud enabled them beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

  • EPL loss: Wenger slams Arsenal players

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lashed out at his players after they lost 1-2 to West Bromwich Albion and missed the chance to take the top spot in the English Premier League (EPL) standings. West Bromwich scored through James Morrison’s volley and a Mikel Arteta own goal on Saturday after Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal the lead. Arsenal are now fourth in the EPL points table behind Leicester City, Manchester United and Manchester City.

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    France friendly played to finish despite Paris attacks

    Paris: What was billed as a glamour friendly between France and world champions Germany was played to a finish yesterday, with France winning 2-0, despite two loud explosions being heard from outside the stadium during the first half. It later became apparent that the explosions were connected to events unfolding elsewhere in the French capital yesterday evening, with police saying at least 18 people had been killed following “multiple shootings”.

  • Arsenal, Everton, PL table

    Arsenal clinch 2-0 win over Everton to reclaim third spot in PL table

    London : Arsenal climbed back to the third place in the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Everton, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s first-half goal to reward Arsene Wenger for supporting him. Wenger kept the striker in his starting line-up even though he missed several chances during Wednesday’s 3-1 Champions League defeat by Monaco, and Giroud paid off the support by volleying in Mesut Ozil’s corner six minutes before half-time.

  • France thrash Switzerland 5-2, move closer to last-16 qualification

    Salvador (Brazil): France all but assured themselves of a place in last-16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 5-2 thrashing of a lacklustre Switzerland, ranked sixth in the world, in a Group E clash at the Arena Fonte Nova here Friday.

  • France’s young guns hoping to erase memories of 2010

    Porto Alegre (Brazil):  France begin their quest to wipe away the pain of an embarrassing showing at the World Cup in 2010 when they begin their campaign in Brazil against Honduras tomorrow.