FIFA World Cup: Karim Benzema Shines as France Thrash Jamaica in Warm-up

Karin Benzema, Blaise Matuidi and Antoine Griezmann scored a brace each as France won 8-0.

updated: June 09, 2014 20:14 IST
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Benzema and Matuidi scored a goal in each half of the festive farewell to their French fans before heading to Brazil on Monday


Karim Benzema hit two spectacular goals as France romped to an 8-0 victory over Jamaica in a bid to ease the blow of losing star striker Franck Ribery for the World Cup.

Blaise Matuidi and Antoine Griezmann also scored twice in France's final World Cup warm-up game before 49,000 fans in Lille.

While Jamaica barely put up any serious opposition, the result was a welcome boost for Didier Deschamps' team two days after being rocked by Ribery's withdrawal with a back injury.

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