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Olivier Giroud makes France history to close on Thierry Henry’s all-time record

The AC Milan star was back on the scoresheet on Thursday

Olivier Giroud made fresh international history this evening, en route to guiding France to victory over Austria.

Didier Deshcamps’ troops were back in action a short time ago.

Stepping up preparations for the defence of their World Cup crown this winter, Les Bleus welcomed Austria to the Stade de France, desperate for a return to winning ways.

France’s last four Nations League outings had seen them scrape together just a pair of points, leaving them sitting dead bottom of the League A Group 1 table.

When all was said and done on Thursday, though, Les Bleus, at last, got their form back on track.

This came as goals on the part of Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud, within a ten-minute spell early in the 2nd-half, guided the evening’s hosts to a 2-0 triumph.

The player in question? Olivier Giroud.

As per statisticians Opta, in finding the net against Austria, hitman Giroud became the oldest goalscorer in the history of the French national team, at 35 years and 357 days old:

Not only that, but the AC Milan standout also moved to within two goals of Thierry Henry’s all-time Les Blues goalscoring record:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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