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Giroud becomes France’s all-time top scorer with 52 goals

Giroud, 36, had drawn level with Thierry Henry on 51 after netting a double in the defending champions' 4-1 win over Australia in their opening Group D game.

France's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Poland, at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Olivier Giroud scored against Poland in their World Cup last-16 clash on Sunday to become France’s all-time top scorer with 52 goals.

Giroud, 36, had drawn level with Thierry Henry on 51 after netting a double in the defending champions’ 4-1 win over Australia in their opening Group D game.

The AC Milan forward broke the record on his 117th appearance for France while Henry netted 51 times from 123 caps between 1997 and 2010.

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First published on: 04-12-2022 at 21:26 IST
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