– Olivier Giroud became the oldest scorer in France’s history as they beat Austria to boost their hopes of avoiding Nations League relegation.
– Les Bleus dominated, with Kylian Mbappe having an early goal ruled out for offside and Aurelien Tchouameni’s bicycle kick being tipped onto the bar.
– Giroud set up Mbappe for a fine opener, taking on several defenders before firing in from 16 yards.
– AC Milan striker Giroud, 35, brilliantly headed in France’s second.
– At 35 years and 357 days, he is 70 days older than Roger Marche was when he scored against Spain in December 1959.
– Giroud is now only two goals behind Thierry Henry’s France record of 51.
– France, who would have been relegated if they had lost, move above Austria going into Sunday’s Group A1 finale in Denmark.
– Croatia lead the group following a 2-1 win against Denmark, who would have sealed top spot themselves had they won in Zagreb.
– Defender Borna Sosa put the hosts ahead with his first international goal. Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen levelled with a sensational long-range strike, but two minutes later Lovro Majer scored the winner from outside the box.
– Croatia just need to beat Austria on Sunday to qualify for next year’s finals and book a Euro 2024 play-off place.
𝙑𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙨 𝘽𝙡𝙚𝙪𝙨 !
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— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 22, 2022