Giroud, the mandatory recall in the France team?


Will Olivier Giroud be on Didier Deschamps’ list on September 15? Karim Benzema probably forfeited for the upcoming tricolor rally, the AC Milan striker seems essential. Unless…

He surpassed the 300 career goal mark last weekend when he found the fault against Inter in the boiling Milan derby. Olivier Giroud at 36 is still as efficient as ever. Including at the international level where he proved that he remained formidable last March, then scorer against Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa in a friendly. Two goals came to reward an unparalleled niaque when the person concerned, initially, was not to be in these two meetings.

At the time, it was Karim Benzema’s package which allowed him to rejoin the France group for the first time since the disillusionment of the Blues at Euro 2021, and this premature elimination in the round of 16 in favor of Switzerland. A scenario that could well be repeated on September 15, while Didier Deschamps will summon the internationals called to play against Austria and Denmark, as part of the League of Nations, on September 22 and 25.

Rather new blood?

 » I hope not to stop there. Still wanting, it’s important at my age (he will be 36 years old on September 30, editor’s note), blew Sunday with Téléfoot the man with 112 selections for 48 tricolor goals. I don’t know if I will be there (in the list for the World Cup, editor’s note) but it must be an objective to have the possibility of participating in a third World Cup. I’m not going to say that I don’t think about it. “Since the return of KB9 in selection, the former Montpellier, however, is no longer the framework he was in the eyes of Didier Deschamps.

Recalling Olivier Giroud two months before the world high mass in Qatar means taking the risk of making him essential for the upcoming tournament, and redistributing the cards within a French team in search of certainties and benchmarks. after a calamitous summer rally (home defeats against Denmark and Croatia; draws in Croatia and Austria). The Bayonne conductor of the Blues could thus be tempted by the novelty, by giving a chance to a rookie such as Martin Terrier (Rennes) or Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt).

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