Olivier Giroud confirms plans to retire from France duty after Euro 2024 ahead of MLS move... with the record goalscorer admitting it is time to 'give way to younger players'

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By Michael Pavitt

Published: 05:09 EDT, 24 May 2024 | Updated: 05:10 EDT, 24 May 2024

Olivier Giroud has announced his plans to discontinue from world work pinch France aft this summer's European Championships successful Germany.

The 37-year-old guardant successful France's grounds goalscorer having netted 57 goals successful 131 appearances, six much than 2nd placed Thierry Henry.

Giroud, who was portion of Les Blues World Cup winning squad successful 2018, is owed to move to MLS side Los Angeles FC erstwhile his AC Milan statement expires this summer.

The seasoned revealed to L'Equipe that he will extremity his world profession astatine nan European Championships, wherever he is again expected to play an important domiciled in Didier Deschamps squad.

'You person to beryllium honest, erstwhile you make a prime for illustration that [moving to nan MLS], it's besides to beryllium capable to bask your family a small more,' Giroud said.

Olivier Giroud has announced he will discontinue from nan French nationalist squad aft Euro 2024

Giroud is France's grounds goalscorer, pinch Kylian Mbappe, right, 11 down and closing fast

The guardant was portion of France's victorious squad astatine nan 2018 FIFA World Cup successful Russia

'To beryllium honest, you person to opportunity that this will beryllium my past title pinch nan Blues. Obviously, I'm going to miss it a lot. 

'But I deliberation that nan French squad will beryllium vanished aft nan Euro. We must springiness measurement to young people.'

Giroud has been a trusted subordinate by Deschamps, who stuck by nan guardant contempt him not having a changeable connected target successful six matches astatine nan 2018 World Cup.

France would spell connected to triumph nan tourney successful Russia, pinch Giroud remaining a fixture wrong nan squad since.

He was portion of nan broadside to decorativeness arsenic World Cup runners-up successful Qatar successful 2022, while he was portion of nan squad to make nan European Championship last backmost successful 2016.

France were beaten 1-0 aft other clip by Portugal successful beforehand of their ain fans successful nan final.

Giroud outlined his ambition to return France heavy successful this summer's tourney successful Germany, on pinch perchance reaching 60 goals for his nation.

'It’s really nan desire to spell arsenic acold arsenic imaginable successful nan title pinch this procreation that drives me. 

Giroud is expected to beryllium a cardinal subordinate for France coach Didier Deschamps again astatine Euro 2024 

The guardant hopes to scope 60 goals for France earlier moving to nan MLS aft nan Euros

'If I win, isolated from nan Premier League which is very difficult to win, I could opportunity that I person won everything. 

'I was told a batch astir nan 60 extremity people for nan nationalist team, we watch, but it's not an obsession.'

Giroud besides boasts aggregate honours astatine nine level, including convention titles pinch Montpellier successful France and AC Milan successful Italy.

The guardant has besides won 4 FA Cups successful England, 3 pinch Arsenal and 1 pinch Chelsea.

He was besides portion of nan Chelsea squad that lifted nan Champions League successful 2021 and Europa League successful 2019.

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