France secured their third World Cup final appearance on Tuesday to the delight of the nation, but for Olivier Giroud it left him with an unwanted bit of history of being the player with the most off-target shots since 1966, reports Goal
Despite the fact that the Chelsea forward has been leading the line for France in their World Cup campaign, he has been unable to find the back of the net in his five starts.
While his fellow strike partners Antoine Griezmann and the young Kylian Mbappe have both scored three goals each at Russia.
On Tuesday’s semi-final win over Belgium, it was Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti who scored for France after his towering header from Griezmann’s corner.
The 1-0 win ensured France of their place in the final, but meant that Giroud continues his goalless streak.
Not only that, but Giroud has now failed to even get any of his 13 shots on target – which is a new World Cup record for the most off-target shots a player has had since 1966.
But although he hasn’t scored at the World Cup, Giroud is still France’s joint-fourth all-time top scorer alongside Zinedine Zidane on 31 goals.