World Cup 2022: Giroud Names Those French Players Are Playing for in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Giroud Names Those French Players Are Playing for in Qatar

  • France defeated Poland 3-1 to qualify for the quarterfinal of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
  • Olivier Giroud who scored the first goal in that game has now claimed that they want to go far
  • The former Chelsea and Arsenal striker also explained that they are playing for the injured players

Olivier Giroud has stated clearly that the French national team players in Qatar are playing for the injured players who were unable to make the trip for the 2022 World Cup.

France who are the reigning champions of the world have qualified for the quarterfinal of the World Cup where they will face England in a tie that is expected to be tough.

Before traveling to Qatar for the World Cup, the likes of Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante sustained injuries and were unable to make the trip.

Olivier Giroud, France, World Cup, Qatar
World Cup 2022: Giroud names those French players are playing for in Qatar. Photo by Eric Verhoeven
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According to a video spotted on Twitter, Giroud who has been wonderful for France so far in Qatar explained that thoughts are with those at home watching them.

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Statement made by Giroud

“We want to remember the boys that stay at home because they are injured. We are all together, we stick together and we are thinking about them. It’s a family our national team.”

Giroud made his senior international debut for France in 2011 at age 25, and has since earned over 115 caps, including appearing in five major tournaments. He is his country's all-time top goalscorer.

Mbappe’s bromance with Giroud

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud's lethal combination proved pivotal in guiding France past Poland on Sunday, December 4.

Mbappe's searing pace and ruthlessness in front of the goal, interlaced with Giroud's precision in the box, ensured the World Cup holders progressed to the quarter-finals at the expense of Robert Lewandowski's nation.

Despite their brilliance on the field, it is their goal celebration that has attracted the attention of social media users.

After setting up Giroud to notch his groundbreaking goal, Mbappe rushed to his teammate before jumping into his arms.

With a firm grip, the 36-year-old held Mbappe around his hips as they gazed directly into his each other's eyes, underlining the synergy between them.