Olivier Giroud has once again made history in the world of football. On Monday, during France’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Ireland, Giroud became the oldest outfield player to start in a competitive match for France at the age of 36 years and 178 days.
Giroud’s experience and skill on the pitch were evident as he led the French attack against a tough Irish defense. Despite not scoring, Giroud’s contribution was invaluable in securing a vital 1-0 victory for France.
This achievement highlights Giroud’s longevity in the game, and his ability to maintain a high level of fitness and performance well into his mid-thirties.
Giroud has been a consistent performer for France over the years, and has played a vital role in their success at major tournaments, including their World Cup triumph in 2018. His inclusion in the squad for Euro 2024 is a clear indication of his continued importance to the French team.