France 0-2 Finland: Marcus Forss and Onni Valakari score as Les Bleus suffer shock defeat against side ranked 55th in the world
- France suffered a shock defeat as they were beaten 2-0 by Finland in a friendly
- Marcus Forss put Finland ahead in 28th minute and then Onni Valakari scored
- France suffered their first defeat since June 2019, when they lost to Turkey
France suffered a shock defeat as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Finland in a friendly.
Marcus Forss put Finland ahead in the 28th minute with debutant Onni Valakari proceeding to make it 2-0 just three minutes later.
France who are ranked second in the world, were unable to stage a comeback against the team ranked 55th.
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France stars including Olivier Giroud are left dejected after Finland scored their second goal
Martial was frustrated as France were unable to force their way back into the game v Finland
Marcus Forss celebrates after he gave Finland a surprise lead against France in Paris
Forss (centre) is congratulated by his jubilant team-mates after his goal put Finland ahead
Onni Valakari, who made his international debut, quickly added a second goal for Finland
France midfielder Paul Pogba controls the ball while under pressure from Rasmus Karjalainen
France: Mandanda, Dubois, Zouma, Lenglet, Digne, Sissoko, Nzonzi, Pogba, Thuram, Ben Yedder, Giroud
Finland: Joronen, Hamalainen, O’Shaughnessy, Ojala, Vaisanen, Forss, Kauko, Karjalainen, Schuller, Niskanen, Valakari
Goals: Forss 28, Valakari 31
In the 57th minute France brought on Anthony Martial, Antoine Griezmann and N’Golo Kante