Are not you happy? Double ! / World Cup 2022 / Group D / France-Australia (4-1) / SOFOOT.com
Fifty one. An area, an aperitif, a record. That of goals in France, now co-owned by Thierry Henry and a certain Olivier Giroud. Remember his name, this little guy has a future!
He is 36 years and 53 days old, making him the oldest Italian to have played in a World Cup match. But we can bet that Olivier Giroud is not interested in this record. Despite his advanced age, the French striker has the freshness of a young wolf with long teeth, starving and ready to kick without going into detail. When faced with Australia and its army of brats, Giroud probably followed this Bible verse, taken from the book of Isaiah, chapter 30, verse 15: “It is in calmness and trust that your strength will be. » “I try to remind myself of this regularly, it has helped me stay calm, clear headed and focused” , he confided to beIN Sports before the meeting. Three qualities that served to definitively overthrow the match against Socceroos who, within a quarter of an hour, managed to seriously doubt the reigning world champions, who, for their part, managed to remind us that the French team is capable of play games of sexy billiards.
Titi and Giroud undermined
Giroud, managed to remember that injury last minute by Karim Benzema ultimately it wasn’t that serious (except for the interested party, to whom we obviously wish him a speedy recovery). As if we could doubt it… We’re still talking about a player who discovered Ligue 1 at 24, France a year later and who, in 114 selections, had planted 49 pawns under the blue shirt. They are two fewer than legend Thierry Henry, who has “only” nine more caps before kick-off on Tuesday night. And now, 90 minutes later, Olivier Giroud has finished his 115And presence in the national team from a brace that allows him to return to the height of the taulier now sitting on the bench of Belgium. All while he is in great shape and still has two games (at least, let’s remain optimistic) to sit alone on the much envied throne of Jean-Bomber made in France.
– French team (@equipedefrance) November 22, 2022
But while France suffer from a plethora of injuries and while Robert Lewandowski has demonstrated, previously, facing Mexico, that it was never possible to break the curse of the rusty goal marker at the World Cup, Olivier Giroud, who had scored only once, in 2014 against Switzerland (5-2), continued to follow his path, without asking questions, but without remain impassive. After saving our heads, we wondered what the festivities would be like. A run to the corner post and an adequate counter attack as a wink? Indeed, only a head taken in the hands, lying on the ground, stunned by all the weight of the suddenly fallen symbolism. But with the promise not to stop there. After all, the Bible does not say, in Hebrews chapter 6, verse 12: “So you will not stop, but you will imitate those who, with their faith and their patient waiting, receive the promised inheritance” ?
By Julien Duez
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