France vs. Norway: 6 Things We Learned

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France vs. Norway: 6 Things We Learned
Christophe Ena/Associated Press

France got their World Cup preparations off to an ideal start Tuesday by thumping Norway, 4-0, in Paris.

Olivier Giroud scored twice for Les Bleus, and both Paul Pogba and Loic Remy also found the back of the net as the hosts won their third match in succession—all coming after their defeat to Ukraine in the first leg of their qualification play-off.

Since that setback, there has been no stopping France, as Ukraine, beaten, 3-0, in the return match, the Netherlands and now Norway have all discovered.

The 1998 World Cup winners can take plenty of positives from their latest victory, and following are what they, as well as Tuesday’s opponents, will have learned from the encounter.

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