Official: Deschamps calls Giroud up for France to replace injured Benzema

By Oliver Fisher -

Some good news has arrived for Olivier Giroud as he has been summoned by Didier Deschamps for France’s upcoming friendlies.

Deschamps announced the call-up of the Milan striker – who has 11 goals this season and has been decisive in big games like the ones against Inter and Napoli – in place of the injured Karim Benzema.

Due to a problem in his calf, the Real Madrid striker will not be able to take part in tomorrow’s El Clasico against Barcelona and will only be available again after the international break.

Giroud has amassed 110 appearances and has scored 46 goals for Les Bleus and obviously won the World Cup with them in 2018, but he was not called up by his country for last summer’s European Championship.

The hope is that Giroud uses the opportunity as a confidence boost and comes back firing for the Rossoneri again, of course hopefully without any kind of injury.

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  1. Happy for him. He deserve it…
    But not good for Milan.
    Ibra and Giroud on this age; needs more rest time and not more travel, training, and playing time! Specially Ibra with that much injury…

  2. Yes great news for Olivier Giroud..He does deserve it .Also so pleased for Ac Milan and Olivier, as I said a while back we can win the scudetto.
    So good for France and good for Olivier .of course just hope he stays free of injuries ..He is in great form at the moment .

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