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Olivier Giroud covered in blood and forced off after horror clash of heads during France World Cup warm-up against USA

Former Arsenal star fell to the ground clutching his face after the collision with Chelsea team-mate Matt Miazga

OLIVIER GIROUD left the pitch covered in blood after a horrific clash of heads with Chelsea team-mate Matt Miazga.

The 31-year-old was hauled off in the 58th minute and replaced by Ousmane Dembele during France's clash with USA.

 Medical staff raced onto the pitch to check over the striker
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Medical staff raced onto the pitch to check over the striker

Giroud collapsed the ground and clutched his face as his team-mates surrounded him at the Groupama stadium.

The match was stopped for around five minutes as medical staff wrapped a large bandage around his head.

After being thoroughly checked over, the former Arsenal star managed to walk off the field without any assistance.

Miazga and the 31-year-old clashed heads as they jumped for a header following a corner kick.

 

 Olivier Giroud was injured during the international friendly
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Olivier Giroud was injured during the international friendly

Half of Miazga's face was covered in blood and he was replaced by American ace Erik Palmer-Brown.

France were 1-0 down when the incident took place after Julian Green broke the deadlock in the first half.


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Shortly after Giroud's departure, Kylian Mbappe levelled the scoring for Didier Deschamps' side.

The friendly is France's final friendly before their opening Group C World Cup match against Australia on 16 June.

 Olivier Giroud was checked over on the pitch for around five minutes
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Olivier Giroud was checked over on the pitch for around five minutes

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