Jacques Vendroux, edited by Alexandre Dalifard
3:15 p.m., November 26, 2022
This Saturday, the France team faces Denmark in its second match of the 2022 World Cup. For this meeting, defender Raphaël Varane returns as a starter. It will also be an opportunity for Olivier Giroud to score his 52nd goal with the Blues and break Thierry Henry’s record.
Will France pass the second? This Saturday (5 p.m.), the Blues are opposed to Denmark for the second meeting of this group D of the 2022 World Cup. A match which could allow Didier Deschamps’ men to take a good option for qualification in the round of 16 . Against the Danes, some changes should be noted, in particular the tenure of Raphaël Varane and Jules Koundé in defense. This choice of the coach allows to find a Barcelona axis between the latter and Ousmane Dembélé, also holder.
In front, no surprise, we take the same ones and we start again. With at the forefront, Olivier Giroud, of course, who will try to beat the famous record of Thierry Henry by scoring his 52nd goal with the French selection. These changes seem timely. They are not intended to sanction players, that is part of the coach’s role. The formation of the Blues also adapts according to the opponent. For the match against the Danes, this was necessary. This team has players who play in very big clubs in European football.
“He deserves it”
Asked about Olivier Giroud’s performance in equaling Thierry Henry, Noël Le Graet did not hide his joy. “He scored two wonderful goals and he could have scored more. He arrived in great shape, smiling and good with his friends. For me, he will score more. I hope he will break the record , he deserves it. He is someone who has always come back well, “said the president of the FFF. Facing Denmark, will Olivier Giroud take another step in the history of French football?
A favorite of the supporters, he has always had a very good image. He’s not making a fuss, he’s not going to wreak havoc in a locker room by being a substitute. Olivier Giroud is constructive and he deserves to beat this record, just as he deserves to be world champion twice in a row.
Priority all the same to the match against Denmark where the victory of the Blues would allow them to qualify for the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup.