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France’s all-time top scorer Olivier Giroud to retire from International duty after Euro 2024

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Olivier Giroud, the top scorer in France’s national team history with 57 goals in 131 appearances, has announced his decision to retire from international football after Euro 2024.

The French striker, who also played for Arsenal and Chelsea, was a crucial part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018.

Despite being named in Didier Deschamps’ provisional squad for the upcoming Euros, Giroud expressed that this tournament would be his last with Les Bleus.

In an interview with L’Equipe, he mentioned the importance of making way for younger talents and finding the right balance in one’s career.

During the 2018 World Cup, Giroud didn’t score but contributed significantly to France’s success.

However, he showcased his scoring prowess at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, netting four goals, including a crucial late winner against England in the quarter-finals.

As Giroud prepares to bid farewell to international football, he is set to make his final appearance for AC Milan against Salernitana in the Serie A season’s last match.

The 37-year-old forward, whose contract at San Siro ends next month, has already secured a move to Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC after Euro 2024, signing an 18-month deal with the option for an additional year.

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