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2022-12-05T06:27:19.505Z

Olivier Giroud has scored 52 times for France, more than anyone else. His record goal seemed somehow familiar to Mesut Özil. And: Messi wonders about Germany. the news



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Olivier Giroud scored to make it 1-0 in the round of 16 against Poland

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Messi names his title favorites and wonders about Germany

7.01 a.m .:

Argentina is a force, Brazil is one of the big favourites, France too and Spain are playing very well.

After the gauchos reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup, 1000-game man Lionel Messi names his favorites for the title at the finals in Qatar.

He was surprised that the German team was out again.

"That surprised me because they have a lot of important players, a young team, and because Germany is always among the best," said the 35-year-old, who broke the magic barrier of appearances in the 2-1 round of 16 against Australia on Saturday Club and national team broke through, the local sports newspaper Ole.

"Once again out in the first round," Messi puzzled about the DFB selection and realized: "This is the World Cup.

Names don't count anymore."

"Who taught you that, brother?": Özil teases Giroud after a record

7:01 a.m .:

Olivier Giroud played all games at the 2018 World Cup.

And never met.

Despite this, France became world champions.

On the hoped-for path to successfully defending his title, he now became a record shooter.

Olivier Giroud's record goal seemed somehow familiar to Mesut Özil.

"Who taught you that bro?" the 2014 world champion tweeted to his former Arsenal team-mate.

Apparently there, too, Giroud was teased because of his sometimes limited technique.

And his chip ball from the turn to make it 1-0 in the World Cup round of 16 against Poland (3-1) was indeed reminiscent of a shooting technique that Özil often used.

The 36-year-old did not reveal on Sunday whether he really learned that from the former German international.

But basically he had once again shown it to all critics and teasers.

After 38-year-old Cameroonian Roger Milla in 1990, he is now the second-oldest player to score in the knockout stages of a World Cup.

And above all, with 52 goals, he is now the sole record scorer in France ahead of Thierry Henry.

Senegal star Mané: "Very proud of your performance"

6:25 a.m .:

The injured Sadio Mané has praised his teammates for their performance in Qatar after being beaten by England.

"The people are very proud of your performance," wrote the FC Bayern professional on Instagram after the 3-0 defeat in the round of 16.

  • Read more about the game against England here.

The team's games were "balm for the hearts of the Senegalese and all fans".

The selection "worthily represented" the national flag.

Senegal was the only African team to make it to the round of 16 at the World Cup alongside Morocco, but suffered the country's heaviest World Cup defeat against England.

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Source: spiegel

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