STORY – The second best scorer in the history of the selection is the big absentee from the start of September.
Event at Clairefontaine after the return of the Blues on Monday. For the second time since 2012 (absent for injury in 2016) and the start of Didier Deschamps’ tenure at the head of the Blues, Olivier Giroud (34 years old, 110 caps) was not called up for selection. The second top scorer of the France team (46 goals against 51 for Thierry Henry) is the big absentee of the group called by the coach for the qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will see the world champions face Bosnia, Ukraine and Finland (1is, September 4 and 7).
The boss of the Blues advances “sporting reasons»As for this choice, preferring him in particular Anthony Martial (27 caps, 1 goal), holder only once with Manchester United since the start of the season, without forgetting Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema, brought to occupy this position of center forward during this international sequence.
A choice that has been widely commented on since the announcement of the list for the takeover
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