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Olivier Giroud received a special jersey after becoming France’s all-time leading scorer

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French striker Olivier Giroud, who recently became France’s top scorer with 52 goals against Poland in the round of 16, was given the number 52 shirt to celebrate his impressive achievement.

And he received the shirt in front of the entire France team, as Giroud accepted the gift and put it on, praising their approval, before saying a few words in French, according to a video clip posted by the official L’Equipe de France account on Twitter. France. France team showed.

Giroud, 36, was level with Thierry Henry on 51 as the reigning champions beat Australia 4-1 in their Group D opener. Between 1997 and 2010, Henry scored 51 goals in 123 appearances as the Milan forward broke the record on his 117th appearance. to France.

It hasn’t been easy for Giroud, who is rarely seen as first choice for his country. He enters the group in the absence of Karim Benzema and leaves in front of the defending champion. England Saturday in the quarter-finals.

“This record reminds me of my 11 years with France with a lot of good memories, some not so good,” Giroud told a news conference on Tuesday.

“I think it’s very important to set a good example for young players, to show them that even if the path they’re on isn’t a straight one, they can do it.

“I wasn’t playing at the highest level in my 20s so if this is an example that anything is possible then great. It shows you can’t have everything right away like the youngsters want it now and flexibility and patience are key.

Giroud made his Ligue 1 debut for Montpellier at the age of 24 and won his first cap for France a year later. After being eliminated in the round of 16 by Switzerland at the European Championships last year, coach Didier Deschamps-Giroud was sidelined until March.

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