Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Misfiring Olivier Giroud making unwanted World Cup history for France

Misfiring Olivier Giroud making unwanted World Cup history for France

France's main sports paper L'Equipe, on the other hand, changed the cover of Tintin's "Destination Moon" to feature former French World Cup winning captain Didier Deschamps and Olivier Giroud heading for a space-bound rocket guarded by Belgian players, including their goalie Thibaut Courtois, who has earned a name for himself in this edition.

Left out of the starting XI for France's opener against Australia, the Chelsea striker has started every match since, but has yet to find the back of the net.

If Southgate's young side overcome Russian Federation tonight they will face France in the World Cup final next Sunday in Moscow, their first final since 1966.

Anxious England fans are posting hilarious memes moaning about being stuck at work as they count down the minutes to the historic World Cup clash with Croatia.

"I am perfectly ready and fit and I can say the same for my team-mates".

The final five members of the Wild Boars football team were pulled from the cave on Tuesday just hours before the France- Belgium game after spending 17 days trapped deep underground. The victor will challenge France in Sunday's final.

"We wanted to reach this final, and now we have made it", he told TF1.

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"We had to take advantage a bit more in the counter-attacks, but congratulations to my players and my staff". I can't talk to them about players from 20 years ago, even from 10 years ago.

"Football is handsome because we can make our supporters and all of the French people feel emotions", the captain said. We worked hard defensively.

A World Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday.

"We did what the coach asked of us, we were competitive in every aspect of the match, and we finally scored from a set piece".

"Rami's moustache brought good luck", he said. "He knows what he has to do and what he does on the pitch can only increase his legitimacy in the group".

"Whatever the name on the Arc de Triomphe, we just want this World Cup".

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