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Benzema scores twice as France beats Jamaica 8-0 in final World Cup warmup match

  • French soccer Karim Benzema, left, reacts after scoring against Jamaica with Blaise Matuidi during the friendly soccer match between France and Jamaica at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France, Sunday, June 8, 2014.  France in preparation for the upcoming FIFA soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    French soccer Karim Benzema, left, reacts after scoring against Jamaica with Blaise Matuidi during the friendly soccer match between France and Jamaica at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. France in preparation for the upcoming FIFA soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)  (The Associated Press)

  • French soccer team players pose before the international friendly match between France and Jamaica at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. From left background: Olivier Giroud, Moussa Sissoko, Hugo Lloris, Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, and foreground from left, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi, Patrice Evra, Mathieu Valbuena and Mathieu Debuchy, as France prepare for the upcoming FIFA soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    French soccer team players pose before the international friendly match between France and Jamaica at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. From left background: Olivier Giroud, Moussa Sissoko, Hugo Lloris, Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, and foreground from left, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi, Patrice Evra, Mathieu Valbuena and Mathieu Debuchy, as France prepare for the upcoming FIFA soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)  (The Associated Press)

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.

Benzema picked out Oliver Giroud for France's fourth goal and also created the second for midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who in turn set up Benzema's 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 France's favour as the teamwork looks much improved. Giroud set up the opener for midfielder Yohan Cabaye and left back Patrice Evra crossed for Matuidi's second of the night.

Antoine Griezmann came off the bench to score two clinical goals.