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Deschamps plays down emphatic France win

9 June 2014 00:13

France coach Didier Deschamps refused to read too much into his side's performance after they hammered Jamaica 8-0 on Sunday.

Karim Benzema, Blaise Matuidi and Antoine Griezmann all scored twice as France destroyed Jamaica in their final friendly before the FIFA World Cup, which starts on Thursday.

Yohan Cabaye and Olivier Giroud were also on target for Deschamps' team, who put the loss of Franck Ribery to injury behind them with an excellent showing.

But Deschamps was keen to put the performance at the Stade Pierre Mauroy into perspective.

"It (the performance) was full of confidence. But it does not give us insurance for the first game of the World Cup," Deschamps told French TV station TF1.

"I know what you (journalists) are going to say, we met a team full of tourists. But I prefer to remember the merit of my players.

"(The result) should be put into perspective. A completely different match awaits on June 15 (against Honduras)."

Meanwhile, Benzema was pleased to head into the World Cup with goals under his belt.

"We all played well and made this an easy game," Benzema said.

"It's good for the confidence to win and score. I felt good and I am confident."

France start their World Cup campaign versus Honduras in Porto Alegre on June 15.

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8 - 0

Competition
Friendlies
Date
8 June 2014
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
3 - 0
Full-time
8 - 0

Goals

Y. Cabaye 17'
(assist by O. Giroud) 
1 - 0
B. Matuidi 20'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
2 - 0
K. Benzema 38'
(assist by M. Valbuena) 
3 - 0
O. Giroud 53'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
4 - 0
K. Benzema 63'
(assist by B. Matuidi) 
5 - 0
B. Matuidi 66'
(assist by P. Evra) 
6 - 0
A. Griezmann 77'
(assist by M. Valbuena) 
7 - 0
A. Griezmann 89'
(assist by M. Sissoko) 
8 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
2
3
5
4
14 20' 66'
8
6 17' 44'
18
10 38' 63'
9 53'
Coach: D. Deschamps

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
15
12
11 77' 89'
19
20
22
13
17
21
23
7
16
# Player Bookings
8
11
10
22
14
7
13
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