Watch fuming Olivier Giroud throw bottle after being subbed 41 minutes into France World Cup final against Argentina
France striker Olivier Giroud threw his bottle in rage after being replaced after only 41 minutes of the World Cup final.
Didier Deschamps made a double substitution with Les Bleus trailing 2-0 after a dreadful first-half performance.
In disgust, the striker threw his bottle. France’s coach decided to rest Giroud and Ousmane Dembele in favor of Marcus Thuram and Randal Kolo Munai. The 2018 champions failed to put a glove on Argentina and failed to register a single shot on goal.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi and co. were right on the ball from the start. At 23 minutes, the South American champions were rewarded with a penalty after Dembele fouled Angel Di Maria in the box.
From 12 yards out, Messi sent Hugo Lloris the wrong way for his sixth goal of the tournament. Just 13 minutes later, Di Maria got in on the act, clinically finishing off a quick counter-attack.
Deschamps responded by making a double substitution. But Giroud was not pleased with the decision. Before taking his seat on the bench, the AC Milan striker angrily threw his bottle on the ground.
Giroud has had a good tournament, scoring four goals, but this was a bad night for the ex-Arsenal and Chelsea striker.