Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Burma should give access to investigators, says UN high commissioner for human rights

Read more

FOCUS

Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

French Senate: retirement club for old politicians?

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Mexico hit by another deadly earthquake

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US Federal Reserve ends historic QE program

Read more

ENCORE!

This week’s not-to-miss exhibitions

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Rogues aplenty at UN General Assembly

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Mexico City’s earthquake, Catalonia’s independence struggle and Senegal’s charcoal-making women

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

The French protest again and some Viking warriors were women

Read more

Sports

Top scorer Giroud joins France squad

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-11-03

French coach Laurent Blanc called up Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud (pictured) for the first time Thursday, making him part of the squad that will play friendly matches against the United States and Belgium later this month.

AP - France coach Laurent Blanc called up Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud for the first time Thursday, including him in the squad that will play friendlies against the United States and Belgium this month.

Giroud is currently the top scorer in the French league with eight goals and has been instrumental in Montpellier’s rise to second place.

Last month, France finished top of its qualifying group to secure a place at next year’s European Championship.

France will host the United States on Nov. 11 and Belgium on Nov. 15.

France is unbeaten in its last 15 matches, including friendlies.

The draw for Euro 2012 will be held on Dec. 2 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Date created : 2011-11-03

  • FOOTBALL

    France sneak into Euros with draw against Bosnia

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    France crush Albania in Euro qualifier

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    Saint-Etienne hold Rennes to 1-1 draw

    Read more

COMMENT(S)