Giroud Breaks France’s All-time Scoring Record

Giroud Breaks France's All-time Scoring Record

After scoring against Poland in the World Cup, Olivier Giroud etched his name in France history as the country’s all-time leading scorer..

The Milan striker tied Thierry Henry’s 51-goal record with a brace in his country’s World Cup opener against Australia, leaving him one goal short of the all-time record.

Giroud became the second-oldest player in World Cup history to score a double, after Roger Milla, who did so for Cameroon in 1990 at the age of 38.

Giroud broke the record with the first goal of the round-of-16 match against Poland, latching onto Kylian Mbappe’s pass to put Les Bleus ahead..

Giroud Breaks France's All-time Scoring Record

If it hadn’t been for pre-tournament injuries to Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku, the former Chelsea and Arsenal striker would not have started for Didier Deschamps’ side..

Instead, Giroud and Kylian Mbappe have been tasked with carrying France’s attacking burden as they look to defend their World Cup title..

Published on: December 4, 2022. at: 6:06 pm

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