Injured Olivier Giroud out of France's friendly with Germany

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has withdrawn from the France squad for Tuesday's friendly against Germany in Cologne.

The 31-year-old, injured in Friday evening's 2-0 win over Wales in Paris, underwent tests in Rambouillet on Saturday and was shown to have suffered a right thigh strain, the French Football Federation confirmed on its website on Sunday.

He has returned to his club, who host Tottenham in the north London derby in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.


More in this Section

'Sometimes he's not right in the head, but he's brilliant for us' - O’Neill praises James McClean

Philosophy now: O’Neill under pressure to deliver a belief system

Devoid of twin threat, Ryan Giggs puts faith in youth

Ryan Giggs has Wales playing football the right way - but reasons for Irish optimism


Breaking Stories

Meet the A-listers of Zeminar 2018

Impressive double act kicks off Wexford Festival Opera

Boyhood dream becomes a reality for filmmaker George Morrison

More From The Irish Examiner