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Olivier Giroud becomes France’s all-time leading scorer with goal vs. Poland [VIDEO]

The defending champions take the lead in the round of 16.

France v Poland: Round of 16 - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Olivier Giroud of France reacts after a missed chance during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between France and Poland at Al Thumama Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

France striker Olivier Giroud missed a great chance earlier in the team’s round of 16 contest at the 2022 World Cup against Poland, but he made up for it in the 44th minute to give the defending World Cup champions a massive 1-0 lead. With the goal, Giroud becomes France’s all-time leading scorer with 52 goals. He passes Thierry Henry to take the top spot.

Giroud has taken on a bigger role for France in this tournament with the injury to Karim Benzema and the veteran has taken advantage. Right now, his goal is the difference in what has been a hotly contested game.

With three goals in the tournament so far, Giroud is also in contention for the Golden Boot. We’ll see if he can keep adding to his historic total and if France will continue to advance as they try to successfully defend their 2018 crown.