At World Cup, France’s Olivier Giroud aims to prove Thierry Henry wrong

MOSCOW — If only France’s young players had an outstanding ex-pro to whom they could turn for advice about how to beat Belgium in the World Cup semifinals, someone who won the World Cup in 1998 and who scored more goals than anyone in his stellar career with Les Bleus.


Not only is Thierry Henry already taken but the team that hired France’s record scorer as an assistant coach is, yes, you guessed it: Belgium.

France striker Olivier Giroud is turning Henry’s presence on the opposing side into an extra source of motivation for Tuesday’s semifinal, which is France’s first since 2006 and only the second ever for Belgium.
Source: Sports