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Giroud Climbs France Scoring Charts, Rising Star Camavinga Dazzles vs. Ukraine

Giroud Climbs France Scoring Charts, Rising Star Camavinga Dazzles vs. Ukraine

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — On a night when youth and experience aligned, striker Olivier Giroud scored twice on his 100th appearance for France and teenager Eduardo Camavinga celebrated his first start by scoring an acrobatic goal in a 7-1 thrashing of Ukraine in a friendly game Wednesday.

Giroud’s brace moved the Chelsea striker onto 42 international goals, one more than Michel Platini in France’s all-time scorers’ list, which Thierry Henry tops with 51.

“It’s obviously an immense pride, a great honor,” Giroud said. “It was a friendly game, but also my 100th cap, an emotionally charged match. I’ve moved past a French football legend, now I don’t want to set limits.”

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