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Olivier Giroud says France lining up against Thierry Henry will be 'weird'

Olivier Giroud says France lining up against Thierry Henry will be 'weird'

The Red Devils overcame the tournament favourites 2-1 on Friday in Kazan, thanks to an own-goal from Fernandinho and a fierce strike from Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.

"He's quick and strong, a complete defender", Vermaelen said.

Soccer Football - World Cup - France News Conference - France Training Camp, Istra, Russia - July 8, 2018 France's Olivier Giroud during news conference. "We got a boost there".

Deschamps has confirmed he values the contribution Giroud has provided and insists that despite the fact he is yet to score in Russian Federation, he has done everything else perfectly as France attempt to win their first World Cup since 1998.

He said: "It's true Olivier hasn't scored yet".

But Henry is neither the first nor will be the last footballer to represent one country as a player and coach another.




France has a young team with players like Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann and the coach believes that despite recent success, they can continue to improve.

Giroud can score - his 31 career goals are tied with Zinedine Zidane for fourth place on the Bleus' all-time scoring list - but history shows that France doesn't need its center forward to score if it wants to win its second World Cup title.

France face the winners of Wednesday's England v Croatia game in Sunday's final. But we will be ready because we have an extremely good state of mind and it is the semi-finals in the World Cup.

They're getting the World Cup croissants ready in Paris.

"Belgium are gaining momentum - they have great players, but we are sure of our qualities, and we have an exceptional squad that is very together", he said. Villager Elena Vasilyeva says she's cheering on Belgium because "they're a real team".

"He might not have the flamboyant style of other players but the team needs him in each and every match because even if he does not score, he does many things for us".

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