Waterlogged pitch holds up France counter-attack
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VIDEO: France counter-attack stopped by waterlogged pitch during Ireland friendly

Damp patch also sends Griezmann flying.

A France counter-attack was stopped in its tracks by a waterlogged pitch at the end of their 2-0 friendly win against Republic of Ireland.

After Paul Pogba heads clear an Irish corner, Ousmane Dembélé manages to carry the ball up the pitch despite the obvious handicap of the adverse conditions.

He looks to play an inch-perfect through ball to Antoine Griezmann, but it hits such a damp patch that not only does it get held up but the Atlético Madrid hit man is also sent flying.

Goals from Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud and Liverpool target Nabil Fekir gave France the victory, with friendlies against Italy and USA still to come before their World Cup opener against Australia.