November 10, 2017 21:57 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

France 2-0 Wales: Griezmann and Giroud cap win

France 2-0 Wales: Griezmann and Giroud cap win

LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE STADE DE FRANCE: France continued their World Cup preparations in convincing fashion with victory over a visiting Wales side at the Stade de France.

France continued their World Cup preparations in convincing fashion with victory over a visiting Wales side at the Stade de France.

Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring after 18 minutes played, latching onto a chipped through-ball to volley at goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey who feebly allowed the attempt to pass through him.

Wales battled their way back into the tie, though their momentum was cut down went Arsenal man Olivier Giroud found the back of the net with a deflected effort.

Report to follow 

Olivier Giroud's deflected effort late in the second half made it 2-0 to France in Paris

Olivier Giroud's deflected effort late in the second half made it 2-0 to France in Paris

The Arsenal man celebrated with arms outstretched as dejection spread across Wales players

The Arsenal man celebrated with arms outstretched as dejection spread across Wales players

The bearded forward celebrated with Kingsley Coman and Co after settling the victory

The bearded forward celebrated with Kingsley Coman and Co after settling the victory

Antoine Griezmann had opened the scoring with a close range, volleyed effort early on

Antoine Griezmann had opened the scoring with a close range, volleyed effort early on

The Athletico Madrid ace wheeled away in celebration after breaking the deadlock

The Athletico Madrid ace wheeled away in celebration after breaking the deadlock

Team-mates soon joined the talisman to congratulate his effort at the Stade de France

Team-mates soon joined the talisman to congratulate his effort at the Stade de France

Kylian Mbappe and others piled upon goal scorer Griezmann after putting their side in front

Kylian Mbappe and others piled upon goal scorer Griezmann after putting their side in front

Manager Chris Coleman watched on from his technical area as his side slipped behind

Manager Chris Coleman watched on from his technical area as his side slipped behind

Laurent Koscielny leaps to battle for an aerial ball with Wales midfielder Joe Ledley

Laurent Koscielny leaps to battle for an aerial ball with Wales midfielder Joe Ledley

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