World Cup qualifier: France 5-0 Faroe Islands

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Former world champions France secured a berth in the playoffs after comprehensively defeating minnows Faroe Islands 5-0 at home.

The hosts' early pressure pressure finally told shortly after the half-hour mark when André-Pierre Gignac slotted home from inside the area.

The Toulouse forward doubled the lead when he opened up the defense before firing a low shot into the far corner in the 39th minute.

Defender William Gallas added a third shortly after the break and two late goals from Nicolas Anelka and Karim Benzema completed the scoring.

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