World Cup stats: Frenchman Olivier Giroud joins Golden Boot conversation and makes history

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The 2022 World Cup is on and we already have four players with at least two goals to warm up the Golden Boot race. The latest to score a brace is France’s Olivier Giroud — who equaled Thierry Henry with the most goals ever wearing the iconic Les Bleus shirt with 51 — in a 4-1 win against Australia in the opening game of the group stage.

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World Cup statistics

  • Matches played: 8/64
  • Total goals scored: 22
  • Goals per game: 2.75
  • Minutes per goal: 31.8
  • Straps rated: 4
  • Hat tricks scored: 0
  • Own goals: 0
  • Penalty kick success rate: 100% (4/5)

Player statistics (ranking)

Goals

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Olivier Giroud

ENG • F • #9

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Bukayo Saka

EN • M • #17

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Mehdi Taremi

IRN • F • #9

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Enner Valencia

ECU • F • #13

Aids

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Harry Kane

ENG • F • #9

Clean sheets

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Hernan Galindez

ECU • GK • #1

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Andries Noppert

NED • GK • #23

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Kasper Schmeichel

DEN • GK • #1

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Aymen Dahmen

TUN • GK • #16

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Guillermo Ochoa

MEX•G

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Wojciech Szczesny

POL • GK • #1

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