June 10, 2018 / 5:40 AM / in 2 months

Soccer: France striker Giroud leaves pitch with bloody forehead

(Reuters) - France striker Olivier Giroud left the pitch with blood on his forehead when he was substituted in the second half of his team’s final World Cup warm-up game against the United States on Saturday.

Soccer Football - International Friendly - France vs USA - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - June 9, 2018 France's Olivier Giroud after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

Giroud was replaced by Dembele in the 58th minute of the match in Lyon after colliding with Matt Miazga.

France take on Australia, Peru and Denmark in Group C at the World Cup, which starts on Thursday.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon

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