They have recently had some mixed results. Defeats against Belgium and Albania earlier in the year had French fans worried. But they are now on a good run of form. They defeated Armenia 4-0 this week, following on from recent wins against Portugal and Serbia.
Of course there was plenty of Premier League interest in the fixture. Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye scored for France whilst Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, Manchester City's Bacary Sagna and Tottenham stopper Hugo Lloris all started the game.
Both also made the day for several young French football fans. The Arsenal and Newcastle men were caught on video after the game kicking balls into the crowd for them to gather and tell the fans about.
Giroud and Sissoko have recently had their place in the France selection questioned, with some suggesting the likes of Dimitri Payet of West Ham would be more worthy.
But there is no doubt that the French football fans were still buzzing to get some mementos from the Arsenal and Newcastle lads.