France's Giroud out of Germany friendly with thigh injury

France's Giroud out of Germany friendly with thigh injury

France and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of Tuesday's friendly against Germany with a thigh injury and has returned to the Premier League club for treatment, the French Football Federation (FFF) has said.

FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Europa League - Arsenal Training - Arsenal Training Centre, St Albans, Britain - November 1, 2017 Arsenal's Olivier Giroud during training Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

REUTERS: France and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of Tuesday's friendly against Germany with a thigh injury and has returned to the Premier League club for treatment, the French Football Federation (FFF) has said.

The 31-year-old scored his 29th goal for France during Friday's 2-0 win over Wales but was substituted in the 73rd minute due to the injury.

Giroud, who has scored three goals for Arsenal this season, could be a doubt for the north London derby at home against fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the league on Saturday.

France manager Didier Deschamps is yet to call up a replacement for his side's clash with the world champions.

(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

Source: Reuters

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