Misfiring Giroud making unwanted World Cup history

Christophe Simon
The France striker has yet to find the back of the net at the tournament, and in fact hasn't even got a shot on target thus far

France may be heading to the World Cup final, but Olivier Giroud is still making unwanted history in front of goal.

Left out of the starting XI for France's opener against Australia, the Chelsea striker has started every match since, but has yet to find the back of the net.

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In fact, Giroud has failed to even get any of his 13 shots on target thus far – the most off-target shots a player has had at a World Cup since 1966.

Giroud has still managed to help France to their third World Cup final in the last six tournaments, the most of any country in that time period. 

The Chelsea striker has 31 goals in his 80 career caps, good for joint-fourth place on France’s all-time list.

Giroud will look to break his World Cup duck in Sunday's final, where France will take on either England or Croatia