French striker Olivier Giroud frowned on fans with his nervous behavior in his final World Cup match.
It is a ‘last dance’ on a different level from the ‘last dance’ of Lionel Messi who won the World Cup championship trophy.
In the 2022 Qatar World Cup final against France held at Lusail Stadium in Al Dayen, Qatar on the 19th (Korean time), France narrowly lost in a penalty shoot-out after a bloody 3-3 fight.
Despite Argentina’s offensive, thanks to Mbappe’s performance that recorded a hat-trick, the French national team took the game to overtime, but ended up finishing runners-up.
In France, the sluggishness of the existing key players who were active in the tournament was remarkable.
While the presence of players active on both sides of the offense and defense, such as Antoine Griezmann and Theo Hernandez, was not revealed at all, 37-year-old veteran striker Olivier Giroud, who participated in the last World Cup, could not reveal the goal-making power he showed in the previous game.
Giroud, who became the main striker just before this tournament due to Karim Benzema’s injury, scored four goals before the final, playing a central role in France’s attack along with Mbappe.
However, in the last game against Morocco, he was substituted in the second half, and the possibility of injury was raised ahead of this game. 스포츠토토
Contrary to expectations, Giroud started in the finals, but it was not as powerful as he had shown before. Giroud, who had only 12 touches and 0 shots in 41 minutes in the first half, was replaced by Marcus Thuram before the first half was over when France lost two goals to Argentina.
Giroud looked disappointed and followed French coach Didier Deschamps’ order to replace him.
Afterwards, Giroud went to the bench and threw a drink to express his dissatisfaction with the replacement. The scene was caught on many cameras and sparked controversy.
Jirou’s nervous behavior did not stop there.
Giroud received a warning after vehemently protesting the referee’s decision in the second half of extra time. He even received criticism, not criticism, saying, “Today is Giroud’s last World Cup match, so the warning is meaningless.”
Afterwards, he received a silver medal on the podium, but he continued to raise eyebrows from people around him, such as removing the silver medal from his neck and holding it in his hand.
Fans also shared the video of Giroud’s actions on social media, and responded negatively, saying, “You must not lose your composure,” “It represents the French game situation,” and “It should have been beautifully finished.”