LILLE, France -- France heads to Brazil with its confidence high after rounding off World Cup warmup matches by thrashing Jamaica 8-0 on Sunday, with striker Karim Benzema scoring two and creating two in an impressive display of attacking football. Air Max 94 Sale . Benzema picked out Oliver Giroud for Frances fourth goal and also created the second for midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who in turn set up Benzemas second. Star winger Franck Ribery was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday because of a lingering back injury but his absence could work in Frances favour as the teamwork looks much improved. Giroud set up the opener for midfielder Yohan Cabaye and left back Patrice Evra crossed for Matuidis second of the night. Antoine Griezmann came off the bench to score two clinical goals. Air Max 2002 Sale . Hamelin overcame a weak start to win bronze in the 500-metre race behind winner Wu Dajing of China and American J.R. Celski on Saturday at the world short track speed skating championship. Nike City Loop Sale . "Yeah, [I heard them]," he said. "They made me miss the free throw." A year ago, Lowrys post-game antics may not have been so well received but what was snide and snarky is now endearing quick wit.SAO PAULO, Brazil - Uncertainty about Brazils readiness for the World Cup opener will linger a little longer after FIFA and local organizers postponed the final test event at the troubled Sao Paulo stadium because of concerns from local authorities. The Brazilian league match scheduled for May 29, a Thursday, was moved to the following Sunday to keep the event from disrupting the citys "operational routine" on a workking day. Air Jordan 20 Sale. FIFA says it also decided to re-schedule the match to a weekend to "ensure it attracts more than 50,000" fans needed to properly test the stadium. Fewer than 40,000 people attended the first test match at the Itaquerao stadium last weekend, when the 20,000 temporary seats being added for the opener couldnt be used. Nearly 70,000 people are expected for the Brazil-Croatia match. ' ' '
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