OFFICIALS: Ex-Chelsea Player Breaks Thierry Henry’s Polish Record1 min read
France leads Poland 1-0 after the first half of Sunday’s FIFA World Cup round of 16 match at Al Thumama Stadium. France took the lead through AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud after a lovely pass from Kylian Mbappe.
With the goal, the former Chelsea striker has surpassed Thierry Henry’s record of 52 goals to become France’s all-time leading men’s scorer. In France’s 4-1 win over Australia in their opening World Cup Group D match, the former Arsenal star was tied on the same goal as the France legend, becoming the country’s oldest World Cup scorer.
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Former Arsenal and Chelsea striker Henry is now his country’s all-time leading scorer, with 42 goals, followed by Antoine Griezmann on 42, Michel Platini on 41, and Karim Benzema on 37.
Giroud made his France debut in 2011 at the age of 25 and scored his first goal against Germany a year later.