Qatar 2022: Giroud Equals Henry’s Goal Record For France After Brace Against Australia

France striker Olivier Giroud has equalled Thierry Henry’s goal record for the country after scoring a brace in Les Bleus World Cup Opener against Australia on Tuesday.

The brace from Giroud meant he has now scored 51 goals for France, equalling Henry’s goal tally.

The defending champions defeated Australia 4-1 but were handed an early shock after Craig Goodwin opened the scoring for Australia within nine minutes of kickoff.

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Two historic goals from Giroud, alongside headers from Adrien Rabiot and Kylian Mbappe, eventually saw France see out a routine victory.

France now lead Group D with three points after one game. Giroud’s side will play their next game against Denmark on Saturday.