Giroud heads Chelsea past BATE, Rangers lose thriller at Spartak
Chelsea booked their place in the Europa League knockout stage as Olivier Giroud's first club goal of the campaign gave Maurizio Sarri's men a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov, while Rangers lost a seven-goal thriller against Spartak Moscow.
Did France or Africa win the World Cup?
Sir: The storm that erupted after France recently won the football world cup with a team dominated by African immigrants, needs to be revisited for historical context.
Spurs’ goalkeeper charged with drink-driving
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink driving after failing a breathalyser test at 2.30am in central London. The World Cup-winning captain was held in jail for seven hours in the early hours of Friday morning after a night of celebration with fellow France team-mates Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny. The 31-year-old father…
Goalless Giroud still a fixture in France's World Cup line-up
Olivier Giroud has not scored a single goal for France at the World Cup but his mere physical presence will guarantee the Chelsea forward a place in Sunday's final against Croatia. Think of France's attackers and the names Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann immediately come to mind, but Giroud has played every game in Russia,…
Mbappe leads France attack against Socceroos
France coach Didier Deschamps left Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud on the bench for a World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday as teenager Kylian Mbappe leads Les Bleus' front line in Kazan. Mbappe, one of 14 players in France's squad who have yet to feature in a major tournament, has been in great form for…
Giroud scores to leave Liverpool, Tottenham with top-four worries
Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea bolstered its hopes of a Premier League top-four finish by edging to a 1-0 victory over Liverpool. The Frenchman’s header just after the half hour mark proved decisive as the Blues moved to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham with two games of the…
Chelsea face Man Utd in FA Cup final as Giroud sinks Saints
Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday's 2-0 win at Wembley.Giroud has made a habit of scoring against Southampton and the France forward was their nemesis in a one-sided semi-final.
Giroud eyes Chelsea chance after bruising full debut
Olivier Giroud is focused on nailing down a first-team place at Chelsea after a dramatic full debut against West Brom, during which he was forced to have five stitches for a head wound.
Deschamps World Cup warning sparked Giroud switch
Olivier Giroud revealed on Sunday his move from Arsenal to Chelsea was motivated by a World Cup warning from France coach Didier Deschamps.