An entry in the history of the Blues. By scoring two goals in a match against Australia during this World Cup in Qatar, Olivier Giroud equaled this Tuesday, November 22, Thierry Henry’s French team goal record.
The striker scored a first goal in the 32nd minute, allowing the French team to regain the advantage over Australia (2-1). With this 50th goal in the France team, he approached the record of the former French international.
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Record finally equaled in the second period, when he headed a second ball into the Australian net in the 71st minute after a cross from Kylian MBappé.
Oldest scorers for the Blues in a World Cup
These two goals from Olivier Giroud come on top of goals from Adrien Rabiot (27′) and Kylian MBappé (68′), which gave Les Bleus a 4-1 victory against Australia.
They also allowed him to break a record, making him, at 36 years and 53 days, the oldest scorer in the history of the France team in a World Cup.