The day after the Blues’ victory over Australia (4-1), the journalist praises the qualities of Olivier Giroud and is delighted with the audience.

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yourn smile and a figure. The smile is that of Olivier Giroud. A double scorer this Tuesday against Australia (4-1), the French striker allowed the Blues to win their first group game in a World Cup. “He had a childish smile,” begins Philippe Labro. “It was the joy of having achieved it, the joy of doing things, the camaraderie, the sharing…” A brace that allowed him to join Thierry Henry in a notable way at the top of the list of top scorers for the French team (with 51 achievements). Passed through Grenoble (2005-2007), Istres (2007-2008), Tours (2008-2010), Montpellier (2010-2012), Arsenal (2012-2018), Chelsea (2018-2021) and Milan (2021-), Olivier Giroud has carved a niche for himself in the ranks and can boast of “an extraordinary record”, says the journalist. “He is a real star, Giroud. The star that smiles!”

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The number is now 12 million. Broadcast unencrypted on TF1 on Tuesday night, the Blues’ first game of this World Cup in Qatar was a success attracting an average of 12.53 million viewers (48.1% audience share) according to Médiamétrie . This is the best audience of the year for the channel and on French television. “So obviously the boycotters, the good souls, were in those twelve million. Because the fact is that twenty-two men around a round ball, especially when eleven of them are French, makes everyone move ”, concludes Philippe Labro.

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